ACT: Tivo vs. EchoStar - Why We Need Patents More Than Ever
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 08 Oct 2008 09:17
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
In this instance, the only defense a small innovator has is her intellectual property. Without the ability to protect its innovations, it would be insane for a company like Tivo to spend $60 million a year innovating. With inexpensive programming talent available throughout the world, it is relatively simple for large competitors to simple copy and reverse engineer successful technologies and then use their inherent advantages to bully smaller competitors out of the market.
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