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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RE: Haha
by griffbrad on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:34 UTC in reply to "Haha"
griffbrad
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2006-04-27

While I generally agree with you, it is important to remember that the meat of a patent is its claims, not its title. The title is almost always as broad and as vague as they can get away with, but then as you read through the claims one by one, the scope should get progressively more narrow.

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RE[2]: Haha
by Ikshaar on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:39 in reply to "RE: Haha"
Ikshaar Member since:
2005-07-14

I have not read those ones in particular, but I read some other in IT field and some are as empty as their title.

The patent office has become the absolute opposite of what it was supposed to be, allowing patent of "possibility" (and not real invention) to kill the emergence of any possible competitor.

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