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Verizon May Ask Obama to Intervene in Patent Wars

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Aug 24, 2011, 9:53 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Verizon Wireless might ask President Barack Obama to overrule any importation injunctions delivered by the U.S. International Trade Commission in order to prevent the wireless industry from heading for a meltdown. The Journal explains, "Verizon thinks it would be great if President Obama, in a blanket statement, made clear he would not let stand any decision blocking importation of consumer wireless devices. The parties then would have to recur to normal patent litigation, and whatever rights and wrongs are discovered could be settled by exchanges of cash." Nearly every smartphone maker is entangled in patent-based litigation with its competitors. The ITC is considering a number of cases involving companies such as Apple, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Microsoft, RIM, Google, and others. Depending on the outcome of these patent cases, the ITC could block a wide number of handsets from entering the U.S. Such a move could spell a lot of trouble for the wireless industry. Verizon hasn't made any formal request for action from the president yet, as the ITC hasn't issued any final rulings on the pending cases.

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patent litigation

Aug 28, 2011, 10:44 PM

ridiculous

It's pretty unbelievable that the smartphone patent litigation wars have escalated to the ridiculous point of having to ask the president of the United States to intervene. Can't we all just get along?
http://www.GeneralPatent.com/blog/ »
Jonathanlc2005

Aug 24, 2011, 1:01 PM

hes on vacation

so good luck... just saying Laughing
Verizon told Irene to chase him back to DC early Wink




http://bh.heraldinteractive.com/news/regional/view.b ... »
kvlt

Aug 24, 2011, 11:31 AM

THEY NEED TO ASK OBAMA TO INTERVENE

OBAMA IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO IS ABLE TO FIX ANYTHING IN OUR COUNTRY THESE DAYS. OBAMA 2012!!!
Trolling hard ehh?
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You mean like he "fixed" the economy?
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The president is supposed to be the leader of the country. He is supposed to embody the popular oppinion of the people, and he is supposed to help mold the country to what those who elected him hope that it will become.

These patent litigations are...
(continues)
kazahani

Aug 24, 2011, 12:34 PM

Normally I think the government screws up everything it lays it's hands on, however...

Since in this instance the President would be stopping the nonsense allowed by other parts of the government, I find myself being more than ok with this idea.
AGREED
 
 
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