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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Web search engine, Apple?
by phoudoin on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:48 UTC
phoudoin
Member since:
2006-06-09

I wonder when Google will decide to filter/blocks iPhones to *promote* that Apple create his (very, like always) own original Web search engine instead of *stealing* Google's.

Thanks again (and again) Apple to remind me near every week why I will never bought any of your product.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'd say it is not entirely unlikely that, seeing how Apple's case is mostly about Android, HTC and Google will both counter-sue. I'm pretty sure HTC is already in talks with Google about this one.

I certainly hope so.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I'd say it is not entirely unlikely that, seeing how Apple's case is mostly about Android, HTC and Google will both counter-sue. I'm pretty sure HTC is already in talks with Google about this one.

I certainly hope so.


It does seem to be about Android.

Tech Crunch agree:
http://techcrunch.com/2010/03/02/the-complaint-apples-patent-lawsui...

If I were HTC or Google, I'd simply join the OIN (if they haven't already).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Invention_Network

The Linux Foundation could then help out by counter-suing with the Commerce One Web Services Patents - basically threatening to prevent Apple from being able Apple to offer business services over the web ... an iTunes take-down if you will.

Some patents of IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, NEC and Oracle also might be able to brought into play here.

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RE: Web search engine, Apple?
by VZsolt on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:21 in reply to "Web search engine, Apple?"
VZsolt Member since:
2008-10-31

"Stealing" Google's web search?
Do you really think there's no money involved at all?

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RE: Web search engine, Apple?
by robcj on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 06:32 in reply to "Web search engine, Apple?"
robcj Member since:
2007-10-11

Why in the world would Google want to block iPhone users from Google search? You know Google makes money displaying ads to search users, right?

It's been rumoured that Google actually pays Apple over $100 million per year in revenue sharing in exchange for Google's position as the default search engine on the iPhone. That should tell you that Google makes a lot of money off of iPhone users. It's well known in the advertising industry that people are much more likely to click on mobile ads than they are on desktop ads, at least for now.

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phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Yeah, right, like if iPhone's default search engine was not Google, users wont reclaim it.

Google needs iPhone users more those needs Google!?
Talk about Reality Distorsion Field!

Edited 2010-03-03 10:57 UTC

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