361 Degrees Podcast - Patently Stupid

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In the final episode of season 2 of the 361 Degrees podcast Ewan MacLeod, Ben Smith, and Rafe Blandford tackle the subject of patents. Topics covered include a few patent basics, why mobile is a hot area for patent disputes, the importance of FRAND and some of the problems with the current system.

In this final episode of season 2 we discuss patents and the huge impact they're having on the mobile industry. We highlight some of the reasons the mobile industry may be more prone to patent disputes, give the whole patent system a kicking in general and Ben proposes Rafe as a possible solution.

We also briefly discuss valentines day, disappointed wives, babies and Rafe's new app.

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361 Degrees will return for season three shortly.

About 361 Degrees

361 Degrees is a podcast all about mobile technology. From consumer to enterprise and from fun to industry analysis, we investigate and discuss mobile technology and the mobile industry.

Created by Ben Smith of Wireless Worker and co-hosted by Ewan MacLeod of Mobile Industry Review and Rafe Blandford of All About Symbian / All About Windows Phone.

You can follow and subscribe to 361 Degrees on the dedicated mini-site, on Soundcloud, on Audioboo, with an RSS reader or podcatchervia iTunes via Zune or on any of the hosts' sites.

In working together to create the 361 Degrees podcast, Ben, Ewan and Rafe hope to create an offering that would give the readers, of all their sites, a sampling of a broader range of topics than might usually be covered. They're keen to hear your feedback so please leave your comments below, or on one of the other sites hosting the audio content.

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