Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:55 UTC
Legal I guess this is what some people would call "karma". Apple may shout off the rooftops that it invented multitouch, and that anyone else using it is clearly stealing it from them - but another company has taken offence to that, and has slapped the Cupertino giant with a patent infringement suit over multitouch.
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Good news?
by emilsedgh on Wed 31st Mar 2010 22:08 UTC
emilsedgh
Member since:
2007-06-21

Im very happy and excited about this for two reasons:

1) The only way of getting rid of patents, is having more lawsuits. Its really ridiculous and it becomes more obvious until someday it will end. Someday, when companies have shot each other 'enough'.

2) Apple, oh you damn company. The most evil company in whole IT industry. I would love to see you paying a huge amount of money for patents. How it feels like? huh?

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RE: Good news?
by CPUGuy on Wed 31st Mar 2010 22:29 in reply to "Good news?"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't mind the patents however waiting for a company to make billions on a product before enforcing it is despicable.

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RE[2]: Good news?
by merkoth on Wed 31st Mar 2010 22:49 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

I don't mind the patents however waiting for a company to make billions on a product before enforcing it is despicable.


Not doing proper research and stomping into someone else's intelectual property is despicable too. Apple, a company that seems to pay great attention regarding its own intellectual bull... err... property portfolio, should be more careful.

Oh, WTH, this is great news. I love the irony of the entire situation :-D

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RE[2]: Good news?
by TechGeek on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:51 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

I don't mind the patents however waiting for a company to make billions on a product before enforcing it is despicable.


So is using someone else's technology (Nokia) for three years, making billions, without paying the license fee. But then, I guess thats not a problem if you are Steve Jobs.

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by Tony Swash on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:02 in reply to "Good news?"
RE[2]: Good news?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:04 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

If think Apple is "evil" you really need to get out more.


I'm going to bed now, so I'll leave the list-making to someone else.

Take it away, people.

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RE[2]: Good news?
by nabil2199 on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:12 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
nabil2199 Member since:
2010-03-31

"a totally stable desktop computer with a wonderful interface in a tasteful and well constructed enclosure, a beautifully designed music player that means I can take my whole music collection anywhere I want and is a dream to use, a phone thats almost as powerful as a desktop computer with a finely engineered touch interface that does stuff that literally makes my friends gasp in admiration and which has a vast library of inexpensive apps that I can easily download and safely install and - oh wait a minute - uh?"

I'm sure you believe that the ipad is magical too ;)

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RE[2]: Good news?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Apr 2010 04:43 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

... in a tasteful and well constructed enclosure, a beautifully designed ....that does stuff that literally makes my friends gasp in admiration


Apple. There was a brief period of time earlier this decade, that they were a really nice combination of form and function, with function preceding form. I think they've really lost their way. Many of my friend's who bought Mac's during this time period are migrating away. The useful tech hasn't kept pace.

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RE[2]: Good news?
by helf on Thu 1st Apr 2010 05:08 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm glad Apple's stuff is working out so well for you...

The OS is hardly 'totally stable'. It suffers from bugs like anything else. We've had our mac pro at work kernel panic once and the UI has locked up (beach ball of death) me times than I can count.

The phone is hardly as powerful as a desktop. Claiming so is laughable and just shows ignorance. It IS a fairly powerful handheld device. But there have been as/more powerful phones for awhile now.

I'll give you the iPod one. It is designed pretty well. Too bad I despise iTunes :p

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RE[2]: Good news?
by emilsedgh on Thu 1st Apr 2010 08:35 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
emilsedgh Member since:
2007-06-21

Im not judging Apple by its products. Apple produces nice products. But their policy and actions is what makes them so damn evil.

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RE[2]: Good news?
by BluenoseJake on Thu 1st Apr 2010 15:36 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Hey, Dell gave me the same thing, and I also have the choice of peripherals and upgrades.

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RE[2]: Good news?
by FunkyELF on Thu 1st Apr 2010 18:43 in reply to "RE: Good news?"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

...with a finely engineered touch interface that does stuff that literally makes my friends gasp in admiration..."


To paraphrase.... "Oooh!... Shiny!"

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RE: Good news?
by jack_perry on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:27 in reply to "Good news?"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

The only way of getting rid of patents, is having more lawsuits.


I suspect you underestimate the ability of one group of lawyers (those who profit by filing suits--not winning them, mind, but filing them) to influence another group of lawyers (those who legislate).

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