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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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by _txf_ on Sat 16th Jul 2011 17:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2008-03-17

can we get "-1 OMFG, what stupidity" tagging of some comments? there is simply no way to tag OP comment and compliment it with full glory of its nonsense


It would appear that you just did.

However that sets a really bad precedent. As stupid as that comment might be lets err on the side of restrain shall we...

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RE[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by somebody on Sat 16th Jul 2011 23:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc"
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

"can we get "-1 OMFG, what stupidity" tagging of some comments? there is simply no way to tag OP comment and compliment it with full glory of its nonsense


It would appear that you just did.

However that sets a really bad precedent. As stupid as that comment might be lets err on the side of restrain shall we...
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lol, agree and i'm somehow sorry, but i simply couldn't resist.

if you read that same user on every patent topic, it only shows the need that keyboard, internet and free thinking should be explicitly forbidden for some people like OP.

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RE[4]: Comment by Jennimc
by molnarcs on Sun 17th Jul 2011 14:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Jennimc"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10


if you read that same user on every patent topic, it only shows the need that keyboard, internet and free thinking should be explicitly forbidden for some people like OP.


You know, the irony is, that they are actually fighting for that. Free thinking depends on free sharing of ideas and using those ideas to come up with new ideas and implementations. Software/ideas patents work against this. So do people spending time on osnews defending software patents. As mental as it sounds, they want companies have government granted monopolies on ideas and the power to prevent everybody else to use those ideas. They don't seem to have problem with that as long as long as their relig.... I mean favourite companies hold those monopolies.

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