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: Creating a monster?
by darknexus on Thu 1st Apr 2010 03:42 UTC in reply to "Creating a monster?"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Yes, it's quite funny that Apple is being sued about this after being so belligerent about "their" technology. But I don't like the idea that Elan might sue HTC and other device manufacturers as well. Because it might happen.


What's fair for one is fair for all. No matter what your personal feelings towards Apple, I would expect HTC et al to be held accountable to the same standard and legal decisions, at least in the countries where patents are applicable. Apple does deserve to get slapped around a lot, but so do HTC if they've also violated the patent in the same way if the patent is found to apply in this case.
Note that I'm not saying I agree with the patent or patents in general, I'm only saying that you can't punish one company just because they're assholes. The same rules apply to everyone, and so do the same patents. You can't pick and choose, or you undermine the idea of law.

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