Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:04 UTC
Legal Remember when Steve Jobs launched the iPhone, and held it up in the air, proudly proclaiming "Boy, have we patented it", followed by a massive applause of the adoring audience? It may seem like this wasn't just an empty claim, either. During the earnings conference call yesterday, the company hinted at possible legal action against Palm were the Pre to infringe on iPhone patents.
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Apple running scared?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 16:17 UTC
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Awwww, sounds like Apple is afraid of Palm stealing their lunch. It certainly wouldn't be the first time that an over-priced, under-featured Apple product was driven out of the market by Palm (Newton, anyone?).

I must say, it really is funny to see that sort of attitude from Apple, after all of Jobs talk about "Oh, we don't want to use DRM in the iTunes store, but the big mean record companies force us to. It's just a huge coincidence that the DRM scheme benefits us too. Honest."

For all that high-minded BS, they sound like just another run of the mill patent/IP troll when push comes to shove.

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