Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 15:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's CEO: "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market ... They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. History repeats itself again I guess ... the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old." Ironic, perhaps, that this comes from a BlackBerry CEO, but that doesn't make him wrong - although I'm sure the usual suspects will claim that it does.
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Mon 18th Mar 2013 22:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Apple has defined two market segments and completely dominated both. It has $100 billion dollars in the bank. It is the most (or a very close second depending on market fluctuations) valuable company on the planet. Period.

I don't think they're suing Samsung out of desperation, in fact, its been shown that Samsung was given an opportunity to license the relevant patents -- a decidedly competitive move.

They're suing Samsung because they genuinely feel their IP has been violated.

I think the whole "Apple is only using patents because they can't innovate" is such a childish argument that it makes it hard to take people who make such claims seriously.

Apple does some nefarious things, but other companies do much worse, including Google trying to get exclusion orders on patents that are standard essential. That's anti competitive.

I don't mean anti competitive in shmerl's opinion, I mean in the opinion of the DOJ and various other governmental agencies around the world.

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