Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:19 UTC
Legal In a statement released today, Apple announced it is suing HTC, claiming the Taiwanese phone maker infringed upon 20 of Cupertino's patents related to the iPhone. After Nokia and Apple suing one another a number of times over the past couple of months, this is the next high-profile patent lawsuit in the mobile phones business. Engadget has the filings, and it seems that Apple wants to avoid angering Microsoft, but has no qualms about taking on Google. Update: Engadget analyses every single patent in the claim.
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by Soulbender on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:46 UTC
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"We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."

That statement by Jobs made me shoot coffee out of my nose. You couldn't make irony like this up.

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by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:52 in reply to "Hilarious"
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That's preaching to the choir. Apple fanatics eat that stuff up. Let him enjoy commanding his own army of imps.

As for the suit itself - I hope all of these companies suffer major financial blowbacks because of this nonsense. Nokia, Apple, I don't care.

Oh, and LOL:

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by Ikshaar on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:08 in reply to "RE: Hilarious"
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Thx Thom for video... quite telling.

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by bralkein on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:46 in reply to "RE: Hilarious"
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Okay, that video is hilarious. It would be fantastic if Nokia brought that out in court. I have no idea if it would help their case or not, I just think they should do it for the lols!

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by Gone fishing on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:14 in reply to "RE: Hilarious"
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Thanks great link.

Confirms my opinion about Apple being a shameless hypocritical company and Jobs being a shameless hypocritical ****.

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by tupp on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:28 in reply to "RE: Hilarious"
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Thanks for the link to the video interview of Jobs.

Jobs misquotes Pablo Picasso when he says, "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

Picasso actually said, "Bad artists copy, good artists steal." The Picasso quote has a different connotation than Jobs' misquote.

Jobs/Apple do significantly more copying than "stealing."

By the way, decades before Pablo Picasso's quote, T.S. Elliot stated: "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal..."

In the same video interview, Jobs makes this statement about Microsoft and "taste": "The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste..., and what that means is... they don't think of original ideas." ( )

Interesting. Especially when that quote is juxtaposed with another Picasso quote: "Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness." (Anderson, SC, March 24, 1957)

The juxtaposition of these two quotes exemplifies the philosophical dichotomy between those who are truly creative/original and those who try to seem creative/original. I tend to side with the brilliant, pioneering artist, rather than the snobby, self-deluded CEO.

Of course, this dramatic difference in creative philosophy (and in quote interpretation) didn't stop Apple from shamelessly exploiting Pablo Picasso's image in its advertising:

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by Soulbender on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 11:37 in reply to "RE: Hilarious"
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I was going to write something here but nothing I could write could be better than this most wonderful irony.

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by Laurence on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:20 in reply to "Hilarious"
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I wrote a very brief article on this myself.

It reads like this (and pardon the flame-bate, but Job's comments hit a nerve)

Once again, Apple chooses to lead by hypocrisy and sue a technology giant that has been building iPhone-like handsets long before the iPhone was even a message from God *ahem* Jobs.

In a statement published by the BBC, Apple boss Steve Jobs said: "We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it.

"We've decided to do something about it," he said. "We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."

So I'll be expecting Apple to concede to Nokia's demands in their patent trial then....

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