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MS was sued by apple over the same stuff and lost. I wonder why they won with Gem?

Microsoft had a license to use the Apple user interface. Apple argued that the license only applied to Windows 1.0, and not to any subsequent release of Windows!?

Yeah, it was a totally bizarre argument. Apple lost -- as they should.

Digital Research did not have a license to use the Apple user interface. This was before the look-and-feel issue was completely settled, and they didn't have a fallback defense.

History is repeating itself in the phone world. Microsoft has a patent cross-licensing agreement with Apple. Most of the other players don't.

Edited 2013-02-10 17:39 UTC

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