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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"Do you think the same doesn't happen in every other industry?"

I haven't a clue since I've never worked in other industries.

"And if you do, why do you think the software industry is special and should work differently?"

It seems to surprise you that most people here have a software background. It makes perfect sense for you to get a software bias on these forums since other groups are way under-represented.

"Again, do you think it's different in other industries? Do you think that electrical, mechanical and civil engineers just get to design whatever they want without any thoughts towards intellectual property issues?"

I have no idea, I can only speak to the effects of patents in those discipline as an ignorant outsider.

Just as much as I would hate having someone with no CS background dictate how patents should apply with software, I would expect elec/mech/civil engineers to feel the same way about my view on patents in their field.

If you feel the need to criticize patents more generally, then go right ahead.

"they are really important to think about if you want to have a consistent view of patents that could ever result in reforms."

You could be right, and in my opinion this is where you should be focusing your argument instead of stereotyping osnews posters and calling us fanboys. Personally, I object to that, and I don't think it helps get your message across.

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