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zeeglen
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Re: Time to get back to work
zeeglen   5/21/2014 9:08:30 AM
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@sw guy Maybe the beancounters has discovered how much the lawyers costed to companies

Now this begs the question - when the downsizing happens, who goes first?  The engineers or the lawyers?

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Re: Time to get back to work
sw guy   5/21/2014 6:44:58 AM
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Maybe the beancounters has discovered how much the lawyers costed to companies

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Re: Time to get back to work
daleste   5/20/2014 11:05:42 PM
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docdivakar, I would like to hear more about this best kept secret.  Now that Motorola Mobility is being bought by Lenovo, I wonder how much of the IP will move with them.  Google bought MM for their IP and patents.  As an ex-Motorolan, I hope they will continue to exist.

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Re: Time to get back to work
docdivakar   5/20/2014 1:32:54 PM
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@AZskibum: I agree... duking it out on patents really deviates a company's focus & resources from working on product innovations. I think "Motorola" referred to in this article is really the Motorola Mobility which is now a Google company. I had an opportunity to talk to some one from there recently. Based on what I heard at the event where there were folks from M-Mobility, it seems it is one of the best-kept secrets of Silicon Valley!

MP Divakar

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Sheetal.Pandey   5/20/2014 1:21:51 PM
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Its better to settle on these patent lawsuits. Both these companies are innovators in their areas so patent infringement is quite likely. But with Samsung it would be a different scene. If one think on larger scale some kind of compromise can work out in other patent lawsuits too.

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AZskibum   5/20/2014 12:30:09 PM
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Perhaps this is a sign that the IP lawsuit shenanigans are coming to a close and the focus will shift back to making money the old-fashioned way: by designing, manufacturing innovative products at good margins.



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