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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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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Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

You know that patents are not for innovations


An innovated product can qualify as an invention.



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.


If they were obvious than why do no copy implement solutions the way Apple did to much success. It's only obvious to you AFTER somebody does it despite the fact that nobody did beforehand.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

An innovated product can qualify as an invention.

There has to be an inventive step to qualify as an invention. PERIOD. (See EPO PDF on 1Click patent, to keep things recent or USPTO's decisions on Oracle's patents)

It's only obvious to you AFTER somebody does it despite the fact that nobody did beforehand.


That is not true. Obviousness is defined by the characteristics that a skilled professional can come to the same solution or that the same technique/technology was used or intended to be used in a similar fashion. Object Oriented UI and Object Oriented OS fall under obviousness really well...

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