Why Did Apple Abandon Frisco? We Can Tell You in Two Words

American entrepreneurism thrives on innovation and legal safeguards to protect the sweat, toil and interests of inventors. Their efforts turn our economy by providing consumers with new products and services.So we find it maddening when opportunistic companies exploit the courts and our patent law to cut themselves a big piece of the pie.What brings this to mind is an episode in our own backyard. Apple recently announced plans to close its stores in the Shops of Willow Bend and Stonebriar Centre in Collin County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.Officially, Apple says it is closing the stores to upgrade its NorthPark Center, Knox Street and Southlake Town Square stores, and to open a store in the Dallas Galleria. That may be true, but speculation circulating in technology circles is that Apple also is trying to elude patent trolls, the curse of innovation.  Continue reading...

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