Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2011 22:47 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. Not entirely unsurprisingly, the US ITC has sided with a US company against a Taiwanese competitor - the US International Trade Commission judge has ruled that out of ten patents Apple brought into its suit against HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone pioneer is infringing upon two. The ruling has to be reviewed by a panel of six, but if they agree, then some HTC devices may be banned from the US market - unless HTC and Apple can come to a settlement. We also know which two patents - and yes, they're software patents, of course.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

You didn't answer the question. If Apple filed a patent lawsuit against Motorola for the Xoom or RIM for the PlayBook tomorrow, would claim Apple can't compete with them?


Of course I wouldn't. Those products sell like ass. If Apple were to sue over those, then with regards to those products, it wouldn't be about litigation over competition.

Why would you think I'd state otherwise?

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rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

"You didn't answer the question. If Apple filed a patent lawsuit against Motorola for the Xoom or RIM for the PlayBook tomorrow, would claim Apple can't compete with them?


Of course I wouldn't. Those products sell like ass. If Apple were to sue over those, then with regards to those products, it wouldn't be about litigation over competition.

Why would you think I'd state otherwise?
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I had no idea what you'd state which is why I'd ask. You have an incredibly odd definition of "compete."

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