Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:04 UTC
Legal Remember when Steve Jobs launched the iPhone, and held it up in the air, proudly proclaiming "Boy, have we patented it", followed by a massive applause of the adoring audience? It may seem like this wasn't just an empty claim, either. During the earnings conference call yesterday, the company hinted at possible legal action against Palm were the Pre to infringe on iPhone patents.
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Software patents are just stupid
by kragil on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:27 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

because they are just not working. If you think otherwise you need to educate yourself ;)

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someone Member since:
2006-01-12

I don't think software patents are involved here.

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MobyTurbo Member since:
2005-07-08

I don't think software patents are involved here.


Some of the patents may cover software, software controls stuff like multitouch, one of the patents (which is why, in spite of the G1 hardware allowing it, Google didn't do multitouch) as does hardware.

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Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

I don't think software patents are involved here.


Nope. Not when Palm has hired away iPhone engineers from Apple with $200K+ signing bonuses..

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