Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:29 UTC
Legal Well. Raise your hands if you didn't see this one coming. Nobody is safe from Apple's and Microsoft's legal crusade against Android, not even Samsung, which supplies a lot of chips to Apple. Apple has sued Samsung for copying Cupertino's look and feel in various Samsung devices. This is about as surprising as the tides rolling in. Update: And Samsung's going to strike back. Hit 'm hard, Samsung. I don't like you anymore than any of these other patent trolls, but maybe we'll finally see it all crash and burn.
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Wow ...
by WorknMan on Mon 18th Apr 2011 22:13 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I don't know what I can say that I haven't already said when covering these countless lawsuits. I just don't care anymore. Screw the patent system. It's broken, and it will remain broken as long as companies have more clout with lawmakers than the people do.


So, have you finally come 'round to my way of thinking about this?

http://www.osnews.com/thread?467210

Greedy companies are suing other greedy companies, so what else is new? Enough with the f**king patent lawsuit articles already. As I said before, these kinds of articles are designed to do nothing but turn technical sites into political soapboxes.

Edited 2011-04-18 22:15 UTC

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RE: Wow ...
by umccullough on Mon 18th Apr 2011 22:17 in reply to "Wow ..."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

As I said before, these kinds of articles are designed to do nothing but turn technical sites into political soapboxes.


Oh no, we can't have that now! Technology and politics can never collide.

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RE[2]: Wow ...
by WorknMan on Mon 18th Apr 2011 22:57 in reply to "RE: Wow ..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Oh no, we can't have that now! Technology and politics can never collide.


Of course, technology and politics can (and often do) collide, but the only purpose that these kinds of articles serve on technical sites like this is to shove the 'software patents are broken' mantra down people's throats. Even if you believe this is true (and probably most of us do), I think there are already numerous examples of lawsuits already to illustrate the point, without having to report on a new one every other day. It just gets old.

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RE[2]: Wow ...
by kaiwai on Wed 20th Apr 2011 22:10 in reply to "RE: Wow ..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

As I said before, these kinds of articles are designed to do nothing but turn technical sites into political soapboxes.

Oh no, we can't have that now! Technology and politics can never collide.


I think the point 'WorknMan' was trying to get at was the endless circle jerks that come out of every article of said nature which lead no where - it's a parlour game equal to that of, "if I won the lotto what would I do with the winnings". After 2 hours of said fanciful discussion many dreams are expressed but you come down to earth realising you're stuck in a dead end middle income job with a car that over heats during summer and has difficulty starting in the winter.

I'm all for discussions about patents but I do think that it is flogging a dead horse which IMHO Thom should create a 'discussion area' where people can rant about that particular topic on said location and the topic, if it must be bought up on Page 1 or Page 2 is done so in passing. Call the area 'the patent tab' where all patent related rants are located.

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