quote: Conversely, and something I didn't see in the story Jason is telling, the judge did say that if the case had gone to trial he would have killed Motorola's (Google's) suit outright as he felt Motorola did not have a case at all.
quote: So the bottom line (according to Posner) is Apple *might* have had a case but screwed it up so completely that the judge had to throw it out because the legal team messed up so badly that Apple would never have been awarded a dime even if they won at trial AND Motorola never had a case at all.
quote: Yes, the judge very rightly smacked Apple. However, he did not say Apple did not have any case at all. He said Apple failed to show it was being damaged in any way that could provide for a judgement.
quote: No, as I said in the piece, he took issue with Apple's refusal to come to reasonable/appropriate damages.
quote: If a patent holder has to not only prove that the patent has been infringed but that the infringement actually caused damage...
quote: Unfortunately, the U.S. legal system has pretty much devolved into wanting to see who "wins", not about who's right or who's wrong so not only the lawyers but way too many judges want to watch the fight rather than do what is right.
quote: That's a crazy effort.
quote: Likewise, after bold steps in terms of interface in early builds, Apple has since stalled. IOS 6 has suffered from bugs in test builds and lags behind Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows Phone 8 in GUI design.
quote: In short, the trainwreck of its legal efforts against Android couldn't come at a worse possible time for the iPhone's market hopes.
quote: Apple will sell 50 million hand sets in the next holiday season