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Patent War in Silicon Valley

Patent Wars Stifle Innovation [Infographic]

There’s one great thing that the tech industry does: Innovate.

As innovations in technology continue to advance, hopes are that the advancements help the economy becomes more efficient, streamlined, simply a much better place to live in. Unfortunately, with innovations comes the one of the most ‘evil’ things the tech industrty has ever seen; patents. I know that patents are here for a reason. It’s to protect the good. However, tech companies have seemingly taken something created for good and have used it in their greedy and selfish ways.

We hear a lot about patent lawsuits

And, major tech companies going to court. It seems as though the second I read a headline about a patent lawsuit, I turn my head in shame and disappointment. As amazed as we all are about the innovations, think about how much more we could be amazed and intrigued with today’s creations. Imagine what the possibilities would be if the patents were used merely for good (meaning not putting a patent on everything, just in case someone ever comes up with a prototype or product). Would there be technology out there today that we could use in our everyday lives that may make life a little better and a bit easier? Who knows?

Patent War in Silicon Valley

This graphic by MBA Online illustrates the evil behind tech companies and the lawsuits on such that occur. It seems as though they’re wasting their time and money on ‘who got it first’ and less on the actual innovation. It’s human nature to be more or less selfish, but this, is absurd. Check out the graphic below.

Patent War in Silicon Valley

Patent War in Silicon Valley

Created by: MBA Online

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  • Suhas July 29, 2013, 6:48 am

    Hi Tony,
    The figures and data visualized by this info-graphic is something very big. I would have never imagined this until this point. Thanks for sharing this info-graphic.

  • Ricardus October 23, 2011, 2:49 am

    This is what Apple does best. No offends to avid Apple fans but look at the amount of lawsuit that we see between Apple and Samsung.
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  • Asher October 5, 2011, 7:58 am

    An interesting illustration. All in figures describe it affects how much money is spent on patents

  • Samuel Joshua October 5, 2011, 7:34 am

    Hey Tony!
    I really admire and appreciate your firm and well fabricated research on Patent Wars,the info-graphics which you have displayed here makes me really concerned about this matter.I knew about patents but i have never ever seen this before from this point of view,that was really weird.I agree with you that if these companies will continue patent wars like this for gaining profits then i am sure one day the value of great innovations will die.Thank you for sharing such a great,valuable,considerable and important content with us.

    Good Luck and God Bless!!

    With Regards!
    Samuel Joshua

  • Dave Lucas October 5, 2011, 5:10 am

    One of the better Infographs I’ve seen! thanks for sharing, Tony!
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  • John Huner October 5, 2011, 4:16 am

    I agree completely. The whole intellectual property process is extremely broken. It is very sad the damage to society this is doing. We have such great possibilities these days and the amount of waste created by the patent system is idiotic and damaging all of our standards of living. It is very sad.

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