Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2011 20:47 UTC
Legal Tell 'm like it is, HTC. "HTC is disappointed at Apple's constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market," said HTC general counsel Grace Lei in a statement, "HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights."
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Misleading argument from HTC
by Jennimc on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:32 UTC
Jennimc
Member since:
2011-06-22

The title implies that Apple is choosing to litigate rather than compete fairly. Apple is competing fairly... the issue at hand is whether HTC is competing fairly.... hence the lawsuit.

Personally, I think there is justification for it, as HTC among others created a product very similar to Apple's. If HTC isn't concerned because they feel they didn't copy then why not let it just play out in court?

The comment does nothing more than play into the idea perpetuated by sites like this one that suggests patents ought not be protected.

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RE: Misleading argument from HTC
by Jennimc on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:58 in reply to "Misleading argument from HTC"
Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

Wonder why this got voted down.

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Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

Possibly because you suggested that HTC is not competing fairly. Which screams of bullshit.

And then you said patents should be protected. Thus pissing off all the users that think software and novel hardware patents should not exist.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Wonder why this got voted down.

Could you name 5 innovations of iPhone that you couldn't develop in 1 week.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Personally, I think there is justification for it, as HTC among others created a product very similar to Apple's.


I'd say since HTC was in the PDA arena for longer, it's Apple that created a product very similar to HTC's.

Apple's complaint basically targets Android, so no wonder... I can see why they started fighting Samsung, but HTC!?!?!?

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Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

[q]Personally, I think there is justification for it, as HTC among others created a product very similar to Apple's.


[q]I'd say since HTC was in the PDA arena for longer, it's Apple that created a product very similar to HTC's./q]


That doesn't make sense. Just because Apple enters a market doesn't mean they are copying.

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danger_nakamura Member since:
2011-06-21

No need to "suggest" or dance around it - I'll come out and say it:

Software patents ought not to be enforced.

There. Should save some time.

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RE: Misleading argument from HTC
by rhavyn on Wed 13th Jul 2011 05:17 in reply to "Misleading argument from HTC"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

As I complained about in the previous apple article here is a comment which does nothing more than disagree with the osnews apple bad, android good, patents bad viewpoint and it gets moderated down. People say apple users are sheep or cultists, this site is starting to reek of groupthink and censoring of differing views.

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

As I complained about in the previous apple article here is a comment which does nothing more than disagree with the osnews apple bad, android good, patents bad viewpoint and it gets moderated down. People say apple users are sheep or cultists, this site is starting to reek of groupthink and censoring of differing views.


Cry me a river. Fact is, most geeks are against software patents, for very good reasons. I don't recall having to debate whether software patents are good or bad for a long time. Then recently, we have all these bunch of people who suddenly start arguing that software patents are OK. Curiously enough, these useless debates almost always happen when Apple is involved. I guess "cultists" is right on target.

There are several cases where group think is ok. Most people agree that hitting your head with a brick is not cool. Would you complain that it's group think? And most of us agree that competition and innovation is good... There isn't a single shred of evidence that software development would not happen without software patents. There is a ton of evidence to the contrary (Linux, the BSDs, basically the entire Internet infrastructure is based on F/LOSS bits and pieces). And now we have evidence how it would actually hinder consumer choice.

Let's say APPLE/Microsoft wins. Then right there, you won't be able to chose HTC handsets, Samsung handsets, Motorola handsets, Barns & Noble readers, etc. Is that good for the general public? Is that good for the consumers? Because that's what you argue for when defending lawsuits based on software patents. And then you wonder why people mod you -10 stupid and complain about group think.

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