Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 23:21 UTC
Legal Finally - after a few weeks, HTC has actually officially issued a statement regarding the patent infringement lawsuit Apple has thrown towards the Taiwanese phone maker. As you probably already anticipated, HTC states it will fully defend itself against Apple. It's on, it's on.
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RE[2]: OK, supose Apple wins
by lemur2 on Fri 19th Mar 2010 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE: OK, supose Apple wins"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

... if Android would fail in the US market (which won't happen) because Apple sue to death all phone makers using it, nobody else would have it. Not even you.. wherever you are.


A more likely outcome is that a limited choice of hyper-expensive proprietary software would have the US market, and the sane rest of the world uses open source. FOSS would become virtually illegal in the US, and the only viable option everywhere else.

Costs of doing business in the US would become sky high because of incessant legal squabbling, and actually come down everywhere else. The US will withdraw within itself, its products would be laughably expensive everywhere else, and therefore ignored, so the US would choke under hyper-inflation, its currency would become useless everywhere else, and the US would be unable to afford food from anywhere else.

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RE[3]: OK, supose Apple wins
by ssa2204 on Sat 20th Mar 2010 00:49 in reply to "RE[2]: OK, supose Apple wins"
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

"... if Android would fail in the US market (which won't happen) because Apple sue to death all phone makers using it, nobody else would have it. Not even you.. wherever you are.


A more likely outcome is that a limited choice of hyper-expensive proprietary software would have the US market, and the sane rest of the world uses open source. FOSS would become virtually illegal in the US, and the only viable option everywhere else.

Costs of doing business in the US would become sky high because of incessant legal squabbling, and actually come down everywhere else. The US will withdraw within itself, its products would be laughably expensive everywhere else, and therefore ignored, so the US would choke under hyper-inflation, its currency would become useless everywhere else, and the US would be unable to afford food from anywhere else.
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FYI, US exports, not imports food. You couldn't even look that one up on Wiki? All that will really happen in this deluded fantasy is Americans won't be able to purchase lead filled toys from China lol.

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RE[4]: OK, supose Apple wins
by lemur2 on Sat 20th Mar 2010 12:43 in reply to "RE[3]: OK, supose Apple wins"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

FYI, US exports, not imports food. You couldn't even look that one up on Wiki? All that will really happen in this deluded fantasy is Americans won't be able to purchase lead filled toys from China lol.


If the US continues with behavior about its alleged "IP" similar to the behaviour that Monsanto is infamous for, as Obama has promised it will do, then US won't export food for long.

US products are already very much "on the nose" internationally. I am aware of some major contracts for aircraft, for example, that have entirely been awarded on the criteria "as long as it doesn't contain an US-made parts".

As the US begins to insist more and more on being paid license fees, especially for obvious ideas such as Apple are pushing against HTC right now, than more and more no one (i) internationally will touch US-made products with a ten-foot barge pole.

"Not made in the US"
will become a major selling point.

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