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Apple vs. HTC Argument
I don't know about the rest of you... but I'm so tired of hearing pro-Andriod people talking about how stupid it is that Apple is suing over their patents.
I'm currently in a (friendly) argument on my Google Reader about it.
Here is what's being said:
Part one: http://i39.tinypic.com/2lizqcl.jpg
Part two: http://i43.tinypic.com/x2j8ko.jpg
Feel free to join in, search me on Reader with my name (user name minus the period).
- 04-26-2010, 10:26 AM #2
Man, those people are kind of stupid. Complaining about the US allowing software to be patented? REALLY? That's a GOOD thing! Why shouldn't software be patented!? So stupid.
I like HTC a LOT and I love their phones but really Apple is completely within their legal rights (OBVIOUSLY, they have lawyers) to sue over patents used. And as to why they don't just sue Palm, well, first of all Palm has it's own extensive patent portfolio, and Apple reserves the right to pick their battles. And they probably knew long before any of us that Palm was going to go under.
- 04-26-2010, 10:45 AM #3
- 04-26-2010, 11:03 AM #5
- 04-26-2010, 11:18 AM #6
If a patent holder, e.g., Apple, fails to defend, they may find themselves paying royalties to others.
- 04-26-2010, 02:13 PM #7
- 04-26-2010, 02:18 PM #8
1. Apple invented certain technologies.
2. These technologies were not in use or patented at the time that Apple chose to implement them.
3. Apple applied for patents, and uses the technologies.
4. Apple is granted many of the patents, others have yet to be granted but it takes a long time.
5. HTC uses some of Apple's patented technologies in their Sense UI and specific Android hardwares.
Apple therefore has the right to sue HTC based on the use of its patented technologies in HTC hardware.
- 04-26-2010, 02:26 PM #9
- 04-26-2010, 02:36 PM #10
Now admittedly, there is no justice in such a system but that is really how it works. First come, first served.
- 04-26-2010, 04:45 PM #11
- 04-26-2010, 09:29 PM #12
- 04-27-2010, 09:54 AM #13
- 04-27-2010, 11:34 AM #14
Last edited by whmurray; 04-27-2010 at 11:36 AM.
- 04-27-2010, 12:09 PM #15