Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Oct 2010 22:05 UTC
Legal So, Apple has to pay boatloads of money to some patent troll over cover flow and Time Machine-related patents.
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I don't like Apple but
by metalf8801 on Tue 5th Oct 2010 02:35 UTC
metalf8801
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2010-03-22

I don't like Apple but I dislike Paten trolls even more. So I think this defiantly a bad thing even throw it happened to Apple. However, maybe now the powers that be over at Apple (aka Steve) will have more of an anti patent attitude.

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RE: I don't like Apple but
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Oct 2010 02:43 in reply to "I don't like Apple but "
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

If anything Apple will push to make it harder for smaller companies and individuals to file patents and win awards.

They view themselves as highly innovative even if their top selling products are based on existing tech. Just look at the HTC suit, they clearly support the worst aspects of the system. Jobs just doesn't want the worst of the system directed at them.

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RE[2]: I don't like Apple but
by leech on Tue 5th Oct 2010 03:05 in reply to "RE: I don't like Apple but "
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Exactly. Apple does deserve this. Apple is like the jerk at the party who walks around and slaps everyone upside the head, but when someone finally slaps back, they cry like a little girl.

It's kind of like when playing Dungeons and Dragons, and the awesome fighter is just chopping through orc after orc and then a troll smacks him around and then eats his flesh. The fighter is going to start whining that it wasn't fair that he got his butt kicked so hard.

Ah, geekness! Was thinking Patent Troll... figured it fit ;)

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