But I doubt that Apple will offer HTC a license unless HTC owns or effectively controls any patents that Apple needs, in which case the two companies would cross-license. A company named S3 Graphics recently obtained an ALJ determination against Apple and HTC is in the process of acquiring that company, but I'm not sure Apple absolutely depends on a license to those patents.
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quote: Well Apple was granted the patents so they have a basis to sue.
quote: And if the judges rule in Apple's favour then everything Apple's done has been following the rule of law and if people don't agree, maybe it'll give momentum to getting patent law reformed.
quote: A Legal basis but not a moral basis. That is the issue here.
quote: So a good company has to die before anything is done about it? A drunk four year old with a crayon could have write patent laws with more common sense.
quote: At that point they can't just be let off scott free since that would set a dangerous precedent.
quote: Oh man. You're going to have all kinds of problems with the legal system if you expect it to follow a "moral basis".
quote: an analyzer server for detecting structures in the data, and for linking actions to the detected structures;
quote: This was not an obvious invention the year this was patented, 1996. In the intervening decade, of course, it has become ubiquitous: Dailtech, for example, will automatically transform http://this.into.a.url, but not www.this.one, firstname.lastname@example.org email address by using a data detector despite the fact that I've inserted no anchor tags, mailto tags, or hrefs, and automatically display them correctly.
quote: URLs & E-mail addresses are automatically converted to HTML
quote: Has there been a software patent lawsuit where Google struck first?
quote: Back in the late 1990s when Google was all about their "Do no evil" philosophy, there was a small uproar among the tech community when they started applying for software patents. Google explained that although they thought software patents were stupid, they were still law. Google needed to have them to defend against others who would abuse them. They even made a show of buying up patents for sale, just to eliminate them from the market as potential fodder for future lawsuits.Fast forwarding to today, I can't think of any patent lawsuits initiated by Google, only cases where they counter-sued others who sued them first. Has there been a software patent lawsuit where Google struck first?
quote: Yeah, "do no evil" my ass... who else besides a few Android cock sucking whores here believes Google's "do no evil" bullsh*t anymore?