Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE: It's about marketing reach
by Soulbender on Mon 15th Mar 2010 03:33 UTC in reply to "It's about marketing reach"
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Anyone who's had an idea stolen only to see someone else make millions from it has a completely different perspective on these things.

Also, and many (including the USPTO) seems not to know this, you can't patent ideas. This is why you can't patent the idea of a painkiller, only the specific ways that makes up one possible painkiller. This is also why you can't patent multi-touch in itself, only a specific implementation of it.

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