quote: I hope this ends up the way Nokia case did, with fruity company getting slapped and forced to pay a handsome sum once again.
quote: ...so Nokia could go after Android handset makers with the same patents where cash reserves are seriously lacking.
quote: I don't hold shares in any tech company, but if I were an Apple shareholder, I would probably view this outcome favorably. Nokia emerges victorious, but this is a sweet defeat for Apple because its competitors -- especially those building Android-based devices -- will also have to pay Nokia, and most if not all of them will likely have to pay more on a per-unit basis because they don't bring as much intellectual property to the table as Apple definitely did. So from a competitive point of view, I don't think Apple loses much.
quote: pple think they can enter such a mature market and have their own way, with no consideration for the hard work of others.
quote: And why not? Business is not charity. Previous hard work counts for nothing if you drop the ball.
quote: It does when it's licensed and Apple completely disregard it. Why shouldn't Nokia protect what they spent their hard work, time and money developing, for companies like Apple to waltz in and use technologies that are not theirs, and not have a care in the world? Whether Nokia have dropped the ball or not, they are still a company. The technology is still theirs. So because they are not as successful as Apple, their patents are of less importance? What an elitist attitude to have, Tony. Well, I suppose I'm not really surprised. Elitism comes with the culture of being an Apple fanatic. Business might not be charity, but it has rules and regulations it must abide by. But when it's Apple on the receiving end, there's lawsuits up the ass. Even for something as frivilous as a flat black surface. Now why shouldn't Nokia protect the technology they worked hard, and spent ludicrous amounts of money to develop, but Apple be allowed to patent something that bears no R&D, hard work, originality, and has masses of prior art?
quote: stranger things have happened