Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2011 22:47 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. Not entirely unsurprisingly, the US ITC has sided with a US company against a Taiwanese competitor - the US International Trade Commission judge has ruled that out of ten patents Apple brought into its suit against HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone pioneer is infringing upon two. The ruling has to be reviewed by a panel of six, but if they agree, then some HTC devices may be banned from the US market - unless HTC and Apple can come to a settlement. We also know which two patents - and yes, they're software patents, of course.
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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by kpugovkin on Fri 15th Jul 2011 23:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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[q]If that were the case, CERTAINLY HTC's lawyers would have brought this up in their case. Don't you think?

If I understood you right, what we have now is mostly a lawyer competition.
I bet Apple will win, because (a) Apple is US company and judges are paid from US budget; (b) sure Apple pays more to its lawyers and they should work harder.

For IT folks it’s probably time to move to some other country, where technical competition still exists.

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