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Canalys: Foldable shipments could 'exceed 30 million by 2024'

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Re: Ah Richard

As someone who in the dark and distant past had their name as co-inventor on a Patent (over 40 years ago), it is not the inventors that get the big bucks. It is the people like Apple and others who take those ideas which are in most cases just ideas but importantly pretty rough and ready and turn them into something that can be used in the real world. That costs $$$$/£££££ which many patent owners simply don't have.

I made the grand sum of... [drumroll please] £0.00 or if you prefer $0.00 from the patent. I'm not bitter because we did it for the prestige amongst our colleagues rather than the money. That isn't the case these days I'm afraid. IMHO those companies who operate only as patent trolls hold back innovation all over the place.

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