Patent threat to OpenMoko devices?

Joe Pfeiffer joseph at
Tue Jun 24 16:05:00 CEST 2008

Atilla Filiz writes:
>Look who are sued:
>Palm, Nokia, Aplle, Dell...
>I thought most of them were doing this for years. :P

Any fisherman will tell you that you don't start reeling in when the
fish first nibbles the hook, you wait until they've had time to really
take a solid bite.

Patent trolls work on the same theory.  If they'd sent a polite bill
to the first company that announced a touchscreen phone, they'd have
gotten a nice tidy little royalty (assuming the patent is valid).
Now, they get to demand damages and who knows what else.

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