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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RE[2]: Misleading argument from HTC
by Beta on Tue 12th Jul 2011 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Misleading argument from HTC"
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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Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

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


If they copied hardware or software then how is that BS?



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


Oh I see, you belong to the group that believes everybody should be able to copy others innovations.

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

He's talking about a very specific set of patents, namely software patents and some hardware patents. Yes, most of us (I assume osnews attracts like-minded people) are against software patents, the reasons have been explained over and over. I just give you one reason (there are dozens) - software is a very very fast moving market. You can't sell software that is 2 or more years old. Most software companies expect AND get their ROI in the first year. Granting them monopolies over technology that becomes outdated so fast seriously hinders innovation. We like innovation (and the resulting consumer choice). If you don't you're probably mental. I believe people thought the same when moderating your comment.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17


If they copied hardware or software then how is that BS?


It is BS because they didn't copy anything. So tell me what did they copy?

HTC has been in the phone (and touch screen slab phone) business far longer than apple...

Edited 2011-07-12 23:40 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Oh I see, you belong to the group that believes everybody should be able to copy others innovations.


You know that patents are not for innovations they are for inventions. Unfortunately, Apple has thrown so many patents in that were absolutely obvious at the moment of application that it's not funny. Just try reading them.

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Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

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


Oh I see, you belong to the group that believes everybody should be able to copy others innovations. [/q]

Oh, I see, you belong in the group that thinks ideas shouldn’t be shared with others.
The entire history & development of this planet has come about from civilisations discovering things and passing the knowledge on. Wtf are we to decide that that is against the grain and enclose ideas in this ownership squabble. It’d be bloody hilarious if the estate of Archimedes' still had a patent on the screw*

*rumoured to not be his discovery, but like Edison, as long as you get the patent and all that…

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