Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2011 20:47 UTC
Legal Tell 'm like it is, HTC. "HTC is disappointed at Apple's constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market," said HTC general counsel Grace Lei in a statement, "HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights."
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Jennimc
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2011-06-22

Just to make sure I understand you Thom... it's a scam when someone copies from osnews... but not a scam when people copy Apple?

For the record copying an idea to get things done is not the same as copying the product itself. Notifications is a idea to get things done. The execution on how its done if copied can be litigated if its a genuine copy.

If Apple copied Google's notification then yes Apple should be sued.... though not by HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola or Sony Ericsson (what case do you believe any of these companies have against Apple?) but by Google. I'm not familiar enough with Google's implementation nor Apple's to say if copying did occur and because Apple's implementation isn't yet released... neither do you.

The application store is similar in that its an idea to get things done. Apple didn't copy any other mobile application store so I'm going to assume that you're confused about what's able to be protected under patent and what's not.

The other items you elude to that Apple supposedly copied from Palm require more explanation before a response can be given. But yes, if Apple copied the implementation then absolutely, Apple should be sued. That nobody has sued Apple thus far over these apparent issues says that they in fact did not copy them rather than Palm having a generous philosophy as it sounds like you believe.

I stuck up for you... I said you weren't a hypocrite. I'd hate to be wrong about that.

Edited 2011-07-12 22:25 UTC

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