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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RE: Obvious, but not expensive
by bnolsen on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 14:14 UTC in reply to "Obvious, but not expensive"
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I sort of see your point, but mp3 is just a bunch of algorithms. By this argument you could say that my company should be patenting certain rigid body dynamics operations using geometric algebra -- theres some foundation of concrete discovery combined with some hand wavey heuristics that seem to work. That was a lot of work. But how would that be so different from patenting "pi"? I have no problem with the above being held as a trade secret, though.

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