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Right...attorneys with serious experience in patents tend to work for one of the companies with patents like Google.  It's probably impossible to find anyone who doesn't have at least some conflict of interest.  Even if they don't work for a company they probably own stock and they aren't going to vote on somethign that will hurt their stock.
Legality is always something lawyers are good at getting around.
She can hide the holdings by putting them under another name.
Do we know for sure if she is no longer receiving any money from Google?  Google could be slipping money to an offshore account or paying one of her relatives. However, I doubt that anyone in Washington cares since they all do it.  There are lots of ways to hide "compensation", typically you hire a spouse or offspring or brother and then they get paid a huge amount for doing nothing. She can hide the holdings by putting them under another name or selling them to someone in...
Conflict of Interest is the norm in Washington these days.  No one cares, even when it extends to the SCOTUS where they make decisions where they stand to gain financially from he results.   We have supposedly ex-Google people running the patent office, where there is a huge opportunity for them to re-examine and invalidate Apple patents and help Google and Android.  Apple better hunker down and hire more attorneys. The Google/Android people must be having huge...
They want subsidies to end, but they won't really cut their rates for people who bring their own equipment. Right now they make a huge amount of money by selling subsidized and then when the contract ends, they get to keep the amount that previously went to paying off the phone. Their only goal is to charge customers more one way or another. Plus carriers insist on locking phones and refuse to allow you to bring your own. Verizon will only allow you to have a phone if...
I would much rather purchase a phone in the Apple retail store as opposed to the phone carrier's stores. The phone carrier people are obnoxious, try to force you to buy accessories that add $$$ to the cost of the phone, try to force you to buy the phone they think you need and don't give a rat's tushie about what you want in the first place.' Go to the Apple store and it's very simple. Pick your phone and carrier and you're done. No pressure to buy cases. No pressure...
The investigative bodies are just as open to bribery as the other governent agencies.
Bribery works wonders, even at the level of the SCOTUS..Bribing the USPTO should be a lot easier than bribing the Supremes.
Absolutely.  We tend to turn a blind eye to indentured slavery at factories in the Far East, whether it's China or one of the other countries.   Unfortunately, way too many people simply don't care.   For companies like Apple and Dell and the rest, it is very difficult to track down the abuse, much less do anything about it.  They make huge profits helped by near slave labor and their stockholders expect it to work that way.
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