Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Oct 2010 21:30 UTC
Legal And we have another interesting development in the ongoing and ever-expanding idiocy that is the War of the High-Fiving Lawyers Mobile Patent World War. Motorola, now a central player in this worldwide conflict that is hurting consumers' wallets and clogging legal systems all over the world, has come to HTC's rescue by seeking to invalidate the patents Apple sued HTC with earlier this year.
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RE: :S
by molnarcs on Mon 18th Oct 2010 09:33 UTC in reply to ":S"
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So if I read this correctly they are seeking to have Apple's patents invalidated, patents that were issued by the patent office based on submissions by Apple, but they also want to be awarded their legal fees and any other "relief" as the court sees fit - costs that I assume would have to be paid by Apple - as damages for bringing the action to invalidate the patents.

Isn't that like having someone run a red light and hit you then expecting their car manufacturer to pay for your repairs?

If I read you correctly, you just drew an analogy between invalidating software patents and running a red light and putting someone's life in danger. Are you serious???

You have like 10 different replies to you previous post where you tried to defend software patents. Try read them, they are quite reasonable. Software patents are hindering innovation instead of fostering it. Being first to the market with something new has its own reward, regardless of whether the ideas were patented or not. Apple raked in billions in revenue by being the first to have a product that incorporated the ideas of others in a way that was attractive to consumers. Isn't their phenomenal growth, the billions of dollars they earned reward enough? Granting them the right to stop others doing the same after reaping those rewards it's pretty damn ridiculous.

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