Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 23:21 UTC
Legal Finally - after a few weeks, HTC has actually officially issued a statement regarding the patent infringement lawsuit Apple has thrown towards the Taiwanese phone maker. As you probably already anticipated, HTC states it will fully defend itself against Apple. It's on, it's on.
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RE: I would have liked to also see
by merkoth on Fri 19th Mar 2010 04:40 UTC in reply to "I would have liked to also see"
merkoth
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I know a great deal of the readers on this site don't like patents and think of any company that enforces them is the evil... but keep in mind that HTC will be using their patent portfolio as their defense. This means that any advocacy of one over the other in this case is simply fanboyism.

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You don't need them as defense if no one can use them to attack you. It's that simple. I'm not entirely against patents themselves, I'm just against patenting crap and then using that crap to put competitors out of bussiness. It's very sad that, even if you don't plan to use them as a weapon, you still have to patent the hell out of your products just in case any douche feels your product is too dangerous / competitive.

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