Linked by weildish on Sat 24th Jan 2009 22:44 UTC
Legal Several days ago when Apple hinted at legal action against Palm, we held our breath to see just what would happen. Now Palm has stepped up to the plate boldly and hinted that they'd fight whatever legal action is thrown at them.
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Comment by Fransexy
by Fransexy on Sun 25th Jan 2009 15:26 UTC
Fransexy
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2005-07-29

perhaps If apple sued palm about patents then palm sued apple about any other patent than palm owns and the iphone infringes (it´idiot to think that palm not owns a lot of patents of mobile tecnology as it was a leader and pioner in the PDA camp).And then the pandora box will be opened for all companies fighting to any other comapanies for patent suing

Edited 2009-01-25 15:26 UTC

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RE: Comment by Fransexy
by mrhasbean on Sun 25th Jan 2009 22:01 in reply to "Comment by Fransexy"
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2006-04-03

...idiot to think that palm not owns a lot of patents of mobile tecnology as it was a leader and pioner in the PDA camp


Palm followed quite a way behind the Newton - which was produced by whom?

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RE: Comment by Fransexy
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sun 25th Jan 2009 22:03 in reply to "Comment by Fransexy"
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2008-06-02

Maybe if Palm is feeling particularly benevolent, they'll offer to show Apple how to implement advanced functionality (like copy-paste) in a handheld OS.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fransexy
by mrhasbean on Sun 25th Jan 2009 22:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by Fransexy"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

Maybe if Palm is feeling particularly benevolent, they'll offer to show Apple how to implement advanced functionality (like copy-paste) in a handheld OS.


The Newton, the grand-daddy of the PDA world, had copy-paste, and a lot of other "advanced functionality" that others (*cough* Palm) have copied over time. Because the iPhone doesn't have it we should make no assumption that Apple don't know how to do it, or in fact don't already have it implemented very nicely, along with many of the other advanced functions that the market place has been asking for.

Whether we like it or not - and in this case I don't particularly like what companies do - holding back features that aren't a major stumbling point as determined by the market research prior to release of that product, in order to offer those features as an upgrade or in a future release, is the methodology employed by every single major company in any field you care to name. We don't have to like it, but we either accept that's the way the world works, or we whinge about it.

As for patents, if Palm is infringing on an of Apple's patents I hope Apple do sue them, just like if Apple infringed on any of Palm's patents Palm would be within their rights to sue Apple.

Why would any company continue to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into R&D if anyone could then just take what they had developed, rip it off, make a copy and price it based on manufacturing costs alone without the need to recoup any of the R&D money, and therefore outsell the company who originally developed the concept purely on the price of the product? Nobody with a brain cell to bless themselves with would do that or support that concept. It is not workable, certainly not viable from a business perspective, and is a sure way to totally stifle technological advancement.

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