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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RE[2]: Good news?
by merkoth on Wed 31st Mar 2010 22:49 UTC 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[3]: Good news?
by WereCatf on Wed 31st Mar 2010 22:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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

Dear sir, you sure aren't the only one! Apple has been suing people over multitouch, they've been threatening, they've been bullying, they've been doing everything they can to piss other people and companies off..and now they are getting sued themselves over the EXACT same thing. Oh god, this is wonderful!

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RE[4]: Good news?
by tyrione on Thu 1st Apr 2010 05:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news?"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

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

Dear sir, you sure aren't the only one! Apple has been suing people over multitouch, they've been threatening, they've been bullying, they've been doing everything they can to piss other people and companies off..and now they are getting sued themselves over the EXACT same thing. Oh god, this is wonderful!


FWIW: Apple is defending their patents after several companies ignored them and went ahead and chose to produce products and see if Apple will sue.

HTC will lose. Google is already in talks with Apple at the top brass to figure out how to diffuse the situation and Nokia is going to fall on its face with it's request while having to deal with Apple's counter.

Whether you like it or not, Apple has amassed nearly 4000 patents since 2004 for their latest products.

They've learned from the past. They won't repeat that mistake.

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RE[3]: Good news?
by nabil2199 on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news?"
nabil2199 Member since:
2010-03-31

I guess what goes around comes around.
I can't understand how apple is doing so well, at least commercially, by taking so many from its customers.

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RE[3]: Good news?
by sorpigal on Thu 1st Apr 2010 12:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Not doing proper research and stomping into someone else's intelectual property is despicable too.


It is somewhere between extremely difficult and impossible to be sure that there are no existing patents that apply to your work. I can't ever fault someone for developing a product without knowing it infringes on an existing patent, unless a trivial search would confirm that it does.

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