Late last week a US jury awarded Apple $1.05bn in damages for patent infringements by arch-rival Samsung. Counter-suing for patent breaches of its own, Samsung has thus far been awarded nothing. These landmark decisions are sure to keep high-paid lawyers happy, unfortunately, but may have significant long-term ramifications pertaining to choice, competition, and, most importantly of all, future innovation.
The court has had its say, Samsung will duly appeal, but the overriding feeling is that the judgement will not be overturned. Our QOTW, therefore, is 'what would you do to resolve this ever-escalating patent mess?' Imaginative, creative and acerbic answers are all welcome. Have you say in the HEXUS.community.