Patents holding back innovation?

Phone manufacturers need to focus on making the best product that works for them, not on copying what works. But I don't think they should be afraid of getting sued for having the same idea r gesture or shaped solution. I hope we get to the point that we can have different options that are each different but still good, and not just different for the sake of being different. There is more than one way to skin a cat.

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Apple’s Big Verdict: Bad For Usability, But It Won’t Stop True Innovation
On Friday afternoon, a jury of nine delivered a swift verdict in the Apple-Samsung patent infringement case, ruling overwhelming in Apple’s favor. Samsung, they said, had copied Apple’s designs, infri…