Sources: Reuters, FOSS Patents
quote: Anyone else feel that with the 100s of lawsuits creating such a broken relationship with Samsung has caused serious issues for Apple more than Samsung.
quote: Apple is acquiring the image of a patent troll who thinks only about money and the DoJ and EU is starting to look at them as an anti competitive monopoly who doesn't want to do anything but remove the competition at all costs in a thermonuclear war.
quote: As an extra side note, remember how Apple was looking around for different manufacturers to due their SoCs and memory. I think they soon found out that Samsung has the best memory and manufacturing capabilities 2nd to Intel with these two. Apple's Tim Cook doesn't have the chip on his shoulder like Steve did and looks at it in a bigger picture that fighting like this does nothing but hurt Apple as they need Samsung for every almost every fast selling product they make. Call it Frenemies if you like but it just shows how Apple is just a design company that puts together tons of everyone elses products in one nice package.
quote: If they piss off everyone else in the manufacturing community by sueing them out of existence they lose. There I said it.
quote: Oh, and no one buys your "Again zero evidence for that. Apple only has a reputation as a 'patent troll' amongst a tiny minority of people who obsess about such things"Only the uninformed would believe you on that one.
quote: Any evidence.
quote: Ummm hello? . . . DoJ and EU over the eBooks. Taking over the voting on the SIM card standard by buying the votes while offering no improvements but size. Plus Samsung does almost everything in house even. Memory, CPUs, screens, the whole shabang.I don't even need to argue any of this. I will let the rest of AnandTech down vote another Tony Swash post until everyone stops reading it
quote: There is still no evidence showing that the general public thinks Apple is a patent troll, in fact only a tiny minority of people even knows what that means.I repeat - only a tiny, and for all intents and purposes, irrelevant group of people think that Apple is a patent troll. If you think that statement is wrong then by all means offer up some evidence of what the world at large and the general public think about Apple and patents.