quote: Apple said its net income for its fiscal first quarter ending Dec. 29 was $13.1 billion, or $13.81 a share, compared with $13.1 billion, or $13.87 a share, in the same period a year earlier.The company’s revenue was $54.5 billion, up from $46.33 billion a year ago.
quote: And it will only get worse
quote: Mr. Jobs seemed to recognize that he was a chihuahua biting a bulldog: Apple never did file litigation against the rival gadget maker
quote: "Threatening Palm with a patent lawsuit in response to a decision by one employee to leave Apple is just out of line. A lawsuit would not serve either of our interests and will not stop employees from migrating between our companies. […] We will both just end up paying a lot of lawyers a lot of money."Jobs replied a few hours later with a much shorter message. "This is not satisfactory to Apple," Jobs wrote. "I'm sure you realize the asymmetry in the financial resources of our respective companies when you say: 'We will both just end up paying a lot of lawyers a lot of money.'"Jobs ended his letter by suggesting Colligan "take a look at our patent portfolio before you make a final decision here."
quote: These executives also knew they were all in the wrong so they did via verbal agreements. Here's an email from Intel's Paul Otellini regarding their agreement with Schmidt
quote: If you choose the litigation route, we can respond with our own claims based on patent assets, but I don't think litigation is the answer.