Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE: No.
by plague on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:54 UTC in reply to "No."
plague
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You make it sound like Apple is as much a victim as everyone else..
Oh please, they are one of _the worst_ patent abusing companies on the planet.
They _know_ the patent system is so broken it's ridiculous, and they plan on taking advantage of that in any way they possibly can, and they do. Hence why they apply for patent after patent after patent for anything they can possibly think of, and then litigate like crazy.

That's pretty much the definition of abusing a system.

If there is a fault in a system that gives you too much power, and you take advantage of that to the fullest. That's what abusing a system means and that's what, for example, Apple is doing.

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