Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 21:53 UTC
Legal We've got some progress in the other legal case Apple is involved in. The California case, Apple vs. Psystar, is more or less a done deal, but the Florida case, Psystar vs. Apple, is only just beginning. As it promised it would do, Apple has now asked the court in California to either dismiss the Florida case, or transfer it to California. Apple is also asking for a permanent injuction against Psystar. Through this motion, we also gain some juicy insight into Psystar's sales projections - and more interestingly, how many machines the clone maker actually sold.
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RE[6]: Comment by bongo_x
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 30th Nov 2009 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by bongo_x"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Sigh.

You should read the OP original question. He was asking, quite plainly, whether or not Apple could lose the rights to its IP if they do not defend it. The answer to this question is NO. Apple does not lose its patents or copyrights if they do not actively defend them.

He was CLEARLY confusing this with trademarks, which you DO have to actively protect.

Your comment is entirely accurate in that laches may come into play if you f. ex. wait too long, but laches or no, you do NOT lose the IP in question. Your patent is still your patent. This is quite clearly what my comment stated, yet you felt the need to attack me for no apparent reason, just because you failed to read the OP question.

So no, I was not wrong. You just failed to read the question properly.

Edited 2009-11-30 18:18 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by bongo_x
by rhavyn on Mon 30th Nov 2009 18:30 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by bongo_x"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

You are correct, I only read the part where he said "I wasn't sure, but it seems to me a company could say in court "they didn't stop Company A, why are they trying to stop us?"." Not the part where he was talking about losing rights. My apologies. You can say in court, they didn't stop Company A, why are they trying to stop us. And the court can, in fact, say, well, they can't stop you. But they court will not simply take your rights.

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