Sound, fury and legal bills — after three trials, the patent battle between Apple and Samsung has changed nothing. It’s time for the companies to declare a peace.
The dividing line between what software is patentable and what is not has been hazy at best. But a case that goes before the Supreme Court later this month may finally bring some much-needed clarity to the issue.
The medical practice of blood-letting persisted for decades in the face of evidence that it was a bad idea. Today’s patent system is experiencing the same difficulty.
This one’s a doozy even by patent troll standards. A shell company that is already suing Apple and Nokia over a common autocomplete feature is now branching out to file dozens of patent claims against online video firms and retailers.