Source: FOSS Patents
quote: At this point, Apple is their own worst enemy.
quote: One way or another, they will be done away with.
quote: Apple has been doomed for 40 years. Apple will remain doomed for another 40. Apple is always doomed no matter how well their business is doing. Being doomed is part and parcel of Apple's DNA
quote: They are not naive, they just thought they could get away. They did the same with Java.
quote: Err, with Java, they thought it was okay because the chief executive of Sun said it was, although they never obtain an explicit legalese licensing consent in writing
quote: Err, with Java, they thought it was okay because the chief executive of Sun said it was, although they never obtain an explicit legalese licensing consent in writing.
quote: So naive would be the appropriate term.
quote: This is all part of Apple's thermonuclear war on Android. What needs to happen is for all Android manufacturers to sue Apple for every possible patent they can to threaten the iPhone's global market. At this point, the only thing Apple understands is a brute force legal attack.
quote: This is ridiculous as Apple is also seeking to create, patent their new SIM and make it a standard.
quote: Claiming they have no plans to license this technology, but at the same time, pick and choose your targets (attack Android, leave Microsoft alone) is just blatant anti-competitive behavior.
quote: Even if, in multiple courts around the world, it is found that the patents are in violation of something, refusing to license the technology that they themselves bought from someone else in the first place strikes me as particularly pig-headed.
quote: The software patent arena is pretty flawed by allowing such broad patents in the first place. As has been proven, Apple doesnt really invent as much as it just buys up.
quote: to protect their idea
quote: I have 10% of my liquid net worth in Apple stock and am an investor for a living and I have bought Apple stock for most of my clients.
quote: i would love for someone to punch me
quote: Such an event would seem astounding, but is not impossible considering the following:Without multi-touch you might as well not sell a handset in the current market.Without gesture detection heuristic multi-touch would be impossible to implement effectivelyThe validation of Apple's claims language clears the way for a preliminary injunction on all Motorola multi-touch handsets. Bans on Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KS:005930) and HTC Corp. (TPE:2498) would likely soon follow.Apple has not indicated it is willing to license this patent.
quote: Interestingly enough Microsoft has the ability to save the entire Android ecosystem and make a TON of money while at it
quote: Apple should be entitled to the fruits of its innovation via broad patent protection , and the public is benefited by the disclosure of Apple’s invention.