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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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

There are patent trolls because there's money to be made in it


There is money to be made in it, because software patents are ridiculous. Its very difficult to determine during design, implementation, testing or release of a product's life cycle how many hundreds of patents a piece of software may violate. So these trolls can hide under their bridges and wait for their patent to be violated and jump out and demand money. Trolls are not a good thing. If you have a system that can be exploited by trolls, it is ipso facto a bad system.

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Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

So these trolls can hide under their bridges and wait for their patent to be violated and jump out and demand money. Trolls are not a good thing. If you have a system that can be exploited by trolls, it is ipso facto a bad system.


You're assuming that HTC didn't set out with the explicit goal of making something that competed directly with the iPhone based on its strengths and rather than trying to come up with something new they implemented something too similar. You're too quick to assume that they got sidelined.

HTC’s only disappointment is that Apple waited until HTC had made a sizable investment in producing iPhone knock-offs, before getting serious about “litigation.” Now it hurts, and they know they can’t win.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You're assuming I was talking bout HTC/Apple. I wasn't. If there are trolls in any industry, that industry needs reform. Trolls are bad.

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