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[5]: Good news?
by TechGeek on Thu 1st Apr 2010 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good news?"
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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.

You seem to be missing the fact that Elan has been making touch sensitive screens since the late nineties. I know, I have several of them. Not to mention that Nokia invented most of the cell technology that Apple is conveniently using without paying for. Regardless of anything else, they will still owe Nokia for the license fee, whatever that ends up being. Google may cross license, but they will NOT back down and remove touch from Android. Apple is going to have to take its knocks. They may get knocked a little or knocked hard, the courts will determine.

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