Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2011 21:48 UTC, submitted by glarepate
Legal "In a scene straight out of Bizarro World, Apple's lawyers are crying foul about Samsung and recent Google acquisitions Motorola's allegedly 'anticompetitive' use of patents. Yes, this is the same Apple that has initiated a patent war with these smartphone rivals. And it's the same rival that has tried to remove competing products from the market, rather than agree to negotiate a licensing fee. And it's the same company that patented multi-touch gestures 26 years after they were invented at a research university. And it's the same company that allegedly doctored evidence in European courts to support its lawsuits against Android. Yet in Apple's rose-colored glasses it is Samsung and Motorola who are bullies. Apparently Apple is irate about these companies' countersuits, which rely largely on patents covering wireless communications."
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"You might have a point there. Except Apple hasn't actually paid for those FRAND licenses yet. Maybe they should have done that before they started selling the product. Now its just one more brick to hit Apple with. I don't have much sympathy for Apple on this.

One would think that it is perfectly Fair, Reasonable, And entirely Non-Discriminatory, to sue parties who have not paid for a FRAND license, when other parties have paid.

When it comes to Apple, the iFanboys have a completely warped notion of "fairness". They don't really want fairness for Apple, they want special treatment - and "unfair" is when Apple isn't given ENOUGH special treatment.

It's like a collective form of narcissistic personality disorder. Apple's complaint amounts to "but we're special, how DARE you expect us play by the same rules as everyone else?!?!?!?"

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