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[7]: No.
by reduz on Thu 5th Jul 2012 02:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: No."
reduz
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No, It's not a relative point of view, let's see. If I wanted to say Apple is defending themselves because I'm an apple fanboy, my reasons would be something like:

1) Google Copied apple to profit and to become the #1 phone OS, and the system is broken because nothing protects Apple from others copying their product (copyright is too loose).
2) Because the system is broken, Apple is in their right to use another broken system (patents) against Google.
3) Suing Google would be too complex of a battle, so instead suing phone manufacturers is better because it's their own fault for using Android anyway.

So, here Apple would be the victim and Google would be a total moron because it copied Apple and then convinced manufacturers to make phones with Android, without telling them it's a legal minefield.

Does this make as much sense to you as my previous post defending Google?

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