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Setting myself up to be verbally punched here, but these thousands of patents are for stuff that contribute little for the benefit of humanity at large.
Innovation is grounded in necessity.
For all those butt hurt Apple fans who are wondering why they aren't up there as the top 10 innovative companies is because the fact is they never really INVENTED anything after Wazniak. The sad truth is they bought the courts and have their ruling be held on their home court, at their own back yard for crying out loud. Apple gets other companies to make parts for them because they lack the technology to make it themselves, once they pay millions of dollars to their supplier, they always have a way to get back at them if their supplier decides to make a different version of their item. Apparently, brainwashed fanboys think this is called COPYING. Basically their logic is, if Sony invents the LCD TV, then only SONY should be able to make LCD TVs. No other companies can or will make anything that looks like a LCD TV. This is not how global innovation works. You make progress by working with other companies, not by preventing others from making what you came up with. If the first form of the invention of TV was patented and had the mentality of what Apple is doing, there would have been almost ZERO progress in that sector of technology.
Magnet chargers for laptops is a patent held by Apple, but was it invented by them? Nope. Magnet chargers were available all over Asia during the 90s until Apple put a patent on it so no other companies can make it. That's reality for you.
Notice how none of these companies are based in the Middle East, like Iran, Iraq, etc.
Maybe if their minds weren't completely occupied with blowing things up, mistreating women, and who can say "Allahu Ackbar" the most they could actually contribute something positive to the planet.
I really like Samsung products. So far in my house, we have a Samsung gas range, refregerator, washer/dryer, 5 TVs, 2 notebooks, a Galaxy 10.1 tablet, and Galaxy S4's. They are all really good quality products and work just as they should. Pretty much every electronic item and appliance we own is a Samsung.
DIDN'T OBAMA SAY THAT?????????????"
Check the list, IBM was listed number 1. Either that are go back to school.
the trade magazine Design News wrote several articles over the past decade about how easy it is to get a patent now-a-days. the first article I read was published about 2 months after I got my 1st patent. ~ that sure wasn't what I wanted to see or hear....
there are patents that simply re-issue the paper clip. patents on stacking a sandwich.
myself and a friend have been trying to get a patent thru the past 3 years with so called engineers shooting it down. apparently they do not see the technology we're trying to put in place.
the surge in patents listed on this article are really just a result of the companies hiring lawyers to spoon feed the right stuff in the applications.
My Canon printer is a quality machine. I had to go through 6 other brands of printers before I found my Canon that worked and lasted. I am careful with electronics, but the other brands fell apart on me. Canon has a big fault, though. The directions and operation of the printer are too complicated.
A few years ago I used to put a document in and push the copy button and it would print it out. It doesn't work that way now.
The Canon printer does a good job, if I print off the computer online. It is when I try to copy, save and print pictures or documents, it gets complicated. About every 3 months I attempt to do some personal photo copying and copy old letters. Yesterday, I spent 4 hours making copies of 8 pages. Most of that time was trying to figure out what to do next. Then I spent another 2 hours printing 4 pictures. It is when you save them to the computer that it gets too complicated. I did a copy this morning. It needs some color adjustment, but that is another complication.
It is kind of like when you were learning computers, the experts teaching you were so familiar with the process of computing they failed to mention 'all the steps'. I keep thinking I missed a step at the beginning.
It may be the writers of the directions have an extra brain cell that I don't have.
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Wall Street slows down in the summer as many traders and investors take the season off. How often are you watching your stocks?
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- Every day; there's too much going on.
- Every week; can't afford to miss an opportunity.
- I've checked out for summer.
- I'm a long-term investor; summer doesn't change my schedule.