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[5]: No.
by reduz on Thu 5th Jul 2012 00:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No."
reduz
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2006-02-25

You are very wrong, you miss key facts:

1) With software patents, everyone is an infringer.
2) The infringer isn't going around suing everyone and their moms.
3) The one who is suing the infringer is doing it to stifle competition, not because it was irreversibly harmed.

So, grandparent is right. Google isn't to blame for this, Apple is a moron because it uses a system that is broken instead of competing fairly.

Edited 2012-07-05 00:37 UTC

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