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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Legal warnings by Apple
by ncc4100 on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 16:24 UTC
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I suspect the recent comments by Apple are due to a couple of events: 1) Another player (Palm) in what Apple thinks is their market and 2) the fact that Palm is an easier target than Google.

IMHO, #2 is real reason for Apples chest beating. Palm is more vulnerable than Google. Google has a lot of money that they can throw around for legal fees. I suspect the fact that Apple didn't go after Google was in part due to Google's monetary resources.

It will be interesting to see if Apple ever goes after Google. I doubt they will. However, suing Palm will be a much cheaper endeavor than suing Google. Also, suing Palm will help Apple test the waters regarding their IP claims.

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