Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 09:35 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Legal And so, the idiocy in the mobile industry continues. Motorola has just upped the ante in this already ridiculous spider web of lawsuits by suing the pants off Apple. Eighteen patents are involved, most of which seem to be actual hardware patents, but that doesn't make some of them any less obvious (apparently, you can patent the location of your antenna). Anywho, like Nokia, Motorola claims that Apple is unwilling to license Motorola's patents, and as such, suing was the only option.
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Good news
by gnufreex on Thu 7th Oct 2010 10:14 UTC
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2010-05-06

I like when Apple gets blasted. They love abusing patents, like for example patenting LLVM and Clang so they can sue unsuspecting users when they see fit.

http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.#Patenting_LLVM.3F

More slaps like this (and that patent troll that robbed them for $200m the other day) are only things that could beat some sense into them.

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