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

Creating a site with the goal of building off of another companies hard work or brand is what's at issue here. According to Thom, a person would be in the wrong if they copied OS News however, a company is in the right if they copy Apple... or any company but however he seems to make a point that Apple's hardware and software patents ought not be protected.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Ok. Problem here is that with patents no matter if you actually copied someone you still infringe.

You may have come up with the same idea under the same circumstances(See how 1Click patent was treated in US and by EPO, the comments on the rejection are very damn enlightening)
Yet you'll still be either told to "Get out of my sandbox" or "You'll be giving your lunch away from now on"

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