Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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Go Apple, Go
by darknexus on Sat 30th Jun 2012 14:09 UTC
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Keep it up. Piss off everyone. Then maybe we'll finally get some patent reform in our shithole of a legal system. Keep up the good work Apple. </sarcasm>
In all seriousness, I don't think we'll see an end to this kind of thing until it gets bad enough that it really impacts everyone negatively. Let's see what happens when Apple tries to get injunctions against PCs for example, or other set top boxes? I actually do hope they try this, because there's nothing more effective than exposing flaws in the system via exploitation. You can preach to people about the evils of the patent system but, until it actually forces them to sacrifice something, they're not going to listen. That's why I want the legal idiocy to continue and make pile after pile of useless litigation. If these companies want to piss money away they can go right ahead, and the more shit they throw around the more it'll get noticed. In short, I want the patent war to degenerate into patent armageddon and destroy itself in a massive explosion of fallout.

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