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