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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Jennimc
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2011-06-22

Except... Nobody copied Apple. Show me the code that has been copied. If no code has been copied, then your accusation falls flat.


Why do you limit copying to just code?



They may have violated software patents, but nobody in the sane tech world (i.e., outside of the US) gives a shit about those, since we chuckle at the idea of patenting math.


They might have also violated Apple's trade dress or any one of a number of other patents or copyrights. With that said, Apple is a US based company and these other companies compete in the US where software patents are protected under U.S. law. They are within their legal right no matter what your opinion of the law is. And no, it's naive to believe that its "patenting math." That understanding is like saying you can't file for copyright protection for a novel as its patenting the alphabet.



"You clearly don't know how software development works these days. It is virtually impossible to write any piece of code without violating a sofware patent in the US."


That's blatantly false.



You seem to think this is healthy and good for competition - luckily for us, only people with pro-MS/Apple agenda seem to think so.


Sigh... this has nothing to do with platform preferences and all to do with upholding the legal system. You may disagree with the legal system. That's fine, but to chastise a company (any company) for following these laws and leveraging them where applicable is naive.

Edited 2011-07-12 23:10 UTC

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10


""You clearly don't know how software development works these days. It is virtually impossible to write any piece of code without violating a sofware patent in the US."


That's blatantly false.
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And you were wondering previously why people modded you down. Funny. All evidence points to the opposite - anything more complex than Hello World is covered by software/ideas patents, just look at the proliferation of patent trolls, or just check some of the patents that Apple loves to wave in their court-crusade.

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Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

[All evidence points to the opposite - anything more complex than Hello World is covered by software/ideas patents


No. that's wrong. Yes, you don't like your software creation to potentially be impeded so you're against software patents. I get that. That doesn't support your argument though



just look at the proliferation of patent trolls


There are patent trolls because there's money to be made in it. Where there is money to be made people will always find the lowest amount of work to make the maximum amount of money. This is true for any business. That its only happening in greater numbers now doesn't support your point.



or just check some of the patents that Apple loves to wave in their court-crusade.


You're going to have to be more specific. Just because you regard a patent to be invalid does not make it so.

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Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Looks like mrhasbean is back! Flamethrower anyone? ;)

Edited 2011-07-13 08:07 UTC

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