Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 16:36 UTC
Legal Today's "the day after". The day after Apple started a patent war with HTC and Google. Today, we have statements from both HTC and Google, and a number of other people have weighed in as well as to the possible ramifications of Apple's lawsuit.
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hmmm
by poundsmack on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 21:25 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

"In fact, I wouldn't even be surprised to see Google actually suing Apple as well, alongside HTC."

They wouldn't. Google knows how it will end because they have thought about it before. It will end with either a very lengthy (and i mean yeeeears) court battle that will ultimately lead to a settlement with both parties cross licensing their tech with each other, or it end with both of them tossing tons of money into this case and ends in a stalemate.

The mobile phone and mobile phone OS arena (and all the patents that go into it) is the biggest patent mine field of our time. all these companies have borrowed ideas from eachother, and even companies that go through the full licensing procedure to use patented tech is still undoubtedly using something in their product that someone owns a patent to that the company is unaware of.

ultimately this is how apples fight with nokia is going to go. nokia has sooooooooooooooo many patents and apple, as stubborn as they are, know that.

its crazy, just crazy

Edited 2010-03-03 21:27 UTC

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RE: hmmm
by dindin on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 22:16 in reply to "hmmm"
dindin Member since:
2006-03-29

Didn't Nokia sue Apple first? And then Apple counter sued. Or was it the other way around?

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RE[2]: hmmm
by poundsmack on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 22:31 in reply to "RE: hmmm"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

i dont know anymore, i have lost track in all of this. i could look it up real quick but, eh, i just don't care anymore. somewhere along the lines i stopped caring about all the patent infringement lawsuits due to (most) of their frivolous nature. Though if it was Nokia who sued first then it makes sense, nokia will likely win.

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