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 Gone fishing on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:06 UTC
Gone fishing
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Everyone can see it's stupid, everyone can see that this can end in disaster, just like everyone could see the banking disaster coming.

The tech companies are forming alliance blocks just like Europe before WW1. Companies like Apple are seeing how far they can push it. At some point someone will push it to far and we will have war to the detriment of all but a few teams of lawyers.

People will loose jobs economies will be hurt. Why can't sense prevail? The patient system was suppose to encourage innovation not create cartels and opposing power blocks. Some things are obviously insane 20 years for software patent surely even politicians can see that’s mad.

I just hope the greedy and selfish get their finger burnt and this serves as a warning to the rest but I'm not hopeful.

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