Now that Apple has won the first round of the patent wars some manufacturers will turn towards Microsoft to spread their risk. This is not going to help Nokia since it means more competition for them. On the other hand, it will increase awareness about the Windows Phone mobiles.
While this might not be the best outcome for Android consumers, maybe it’s time to think about you.
Can YOU out patent Apple?
Many of the features patented by Apple have been seen in movies or in other devices much before Apple succeeded in commercializing them. Think Minority Report, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Braun? Perhaps now is the time to patent every user interface medium, mechanism, gesture control and any other way that we could ever imagine, to interact with a device in future. This might be the perfect time for concept artists and designers to make sure that their ideas and innovations are protected from the likes of Apple.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to patent your ideas, just take a look at some of these patents from celebrities. If they can do it, so can you. Who knows, your royalties might help you retire one day or fund your child’s education.