Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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RE[3]: Patent Troll?
by Alfman on Tue 12th Jul 2011 03:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Patent Troll?"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

ourcomputerbloke,

"Combine the advertising budget of Google, HTC, Samsung, etc with the I'm getting one of these because everyone else has one of those mentality of young people"

But don't discount the fact that apple advertises very heavily also.

"I hate Apple's walled garden so I'm getting one of these group, and you have a pretty clear answer to the rise of Android. It's got absolutely zero to do with quality, price (except at the junky low end) or innovation."


Well, you could include quality problems like the iphone grip of death...but I'm just pulling your leg.

The apple walled garden is a legitimate reason for customers to avoid apple. If this is causing apple to loose market share, then maybe they should change their offering to align with what more people want.

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RE[4]: Patent Troll?
by CaptainN- on Wed 13th Jul 2011 22:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Patent Troll?"
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2005-07-07

Apple as a single company is growing the fastest of the lot. But they can't compete against a whole industry for market share.

That said, patents exist exactly to protect invention IP. The real question is whether they should apply to software - and the real answer to that is easy. Software is written, often iteratively, not invented. It already gets copyright protection (and a kind of defacto trade secret protection too), which is more than adequate. It doesn't also need patent protection.

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