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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RE[3]: Bad News, Good News
by Neolander on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bad News, Good News"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Actually, the way it currently works is they all settle up with each other, cross-license their patents and ensure no one else can enter the game. It is similar to the Nuclear club. And, as with Nukes, the people lose.

You infringe my IP !!! I made that nuke comparison just yesterday ! ;)

It's funny how much horrible concepts you can find quickly when thinking about patent abuse : terrorists, nukes, bacteriological weapon...

And dinosaurs ruling the earth and crushing young and smarter mammals, in absolute violation of a natural history which occurred under a climate of fair competition.

Edited 2010-10-07 21:39 UTC

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