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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Fear
by phoudoin on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:09 UTC
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

I feel some fear in such suit. Why wasting a lot of money paying lawyers if Apple don't consider such competitors a growing threat to their iPhone (and iPad) market share?

Instead of fearing the coming (but a little late) Android wave, keep innovate and get (huge) margin selling the next-new-thing was a strategy working very well since long for Apple.

After Nokia, it's a definitive sign of a turning point in Apple history. Apple feels like attacked by competitors, no more the best challenging competitor.

Welcome in #1 position, Apple.
Where the fear to lost it governs all.

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RE: Fear - they are in third place
by jabbotts on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:57 in reply to "Fear"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

From what I recall of the latest market figures, Apple is still in around third place in the phone market. In the smartphone market segment, Blackberry is number one I believe.

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phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Agreed, but in the smartphone market, they're the #1 to kill in the mind of... everybody.
This place them in an defensive position, one that they're not used to.

And it shows.

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