Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:19 UTC
Legal In a statement released today, Apple announced it is suing HTC, claiming the Taiwanese phone maker infringed upon 20 of Cupertino's patents related to the iPhone. After Nokia and Apple suing one another a number of times over the past couple of months, this is the next high-profile patent lawsuit in the mobile phones business. Engadget has the filings, and it seems that Apple wants to avoid angering Microsoft, but has no qualms about taking on Google. Update: Engadget analyses every single patent in the claim.
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by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:09 UTC
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Haha look at this one:

"The '599 Patent, entitled "Object-Oriented Graphic System," was duly and legally issued on October 3, 1995 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the '599 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit I."

Ha, Apple patented the object-oriented graphical operating system.

Or this one:

"The '721 patent relates generally to a means of allowing computer programs running one process to access objects that are located within a different process."


What the fcuk, that's like one step away from just flat-out patenting the operating system. I'm sorry my American friends, but your patent office is fcuked up.

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