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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gloves are off
by cycoj on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 23:59 UTC
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It's interesting to see how in a market where the big guys didn't sue each other suddenly the gloves are off. I'm talking about software companies not hardware (those guys have been suing each other before). Somehow most of these suits involve Apple. I think this is going to be a real test for the patent system and hopefully it will show how ridiculous especially software patents are. I think if this continues we'll see the patent system fall apart (hey I'm an optimist!).

I think it's also confirms another thing, that I've said for quite a while now; Apple is going head-to-head with Google. They want to become a distributor of information, it shows with Itunes, the app store and with what they are doing with the Ipad. In a way they want to circumvent Google who is trying to make everything web-based.

BTW Patent #7,383,453, which was granted in 2008 WTF!! ARM has been doing this stuff for how long? You'd think they would hold several patents for this.

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