Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Apr 2014 09:44 UTC
Legal

Rockstar, the massive patent troll in which Apple is a majority shareholder, sued Google for patent infringement. Of course, Rockstar filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas, the usual venue for patent trolls. Because of Apple's involvement, Google motioned to have the suit take place in California instead, where it stands a much greater chance of winning. Judge Claudia Wilken sides with Google. She states in the ruling:

Google and Apple's rivalry in the smartphone industry is well-documented. Apple's founder stated that he viewed Android as a "rip off" of iPhone features and intended to "destroy" Android by launching a "thermonuclear war." Defendants' litigation strategy of suing Google customers is consistent with Apple's particular business interest... This 'scare the customer and run' tactic advances Apple's interest in interfering with Google's Android business.

Every now and then, someone just gets it. Judge Wilken looked beyond the constructed sham companies and legal cobwebs - such as Rockstar setting up a sham company in Delaware with zero California contacts and transferring all patents-in-suit to that company a day before it sued Google.

The world needs more judges like this. In addition - it seems like Jobs' remarks about Android are catching up to the company. Delightful.

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RE: Pattern recognition
by MOS6510 on Mon 21st Apr 2014 19:36 UTC in reply to "Pattern recognition"
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I think it's just amazing that someone who posts childish trolls, never submits any articles himself and likes to down vote people get voted up.

But why bother. I've submitted loads of articles, but I won't anymore and I'll even take it one step further and say goodbye to this site I've been visiting since it's creation. I don't want to be part anymore of childish people like you who sabotage any form of mature discussion.

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