Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Sep 2011 23:33 UTC
Legal Ah, so that's what Google's masterplan is regarding the defense of Android against the patent trolls. HTC has just launched a few more defensive patent lawsuits against Apple, and while that's by far no longer newsworthy, it is this one time. You see, HTC is suing Apple over 9 patents that have only very recently been transferred (namely, a week ago) from Google to HTC. The patents come from Palm, Motorola, and others. This means Google is giving away its patents to Android device makers. Nice of them.
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RE[3]: Shabby journalism
by shmerl on Thu 8th Sep 2011 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Shabby journalism"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Tablet for example. How else can you call their attempt to ban Samsung from producing Galaxy, if not monopolistic aspirations? I don't think there is any point in describing the obvious.

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v RE[4]: Shabby journalism
by Not2Sure on Thu 8th Sep 2011 19:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Shabby journalism"
RE[5]: Shabby journalism
by shmerl on Thu 8th Sep 2011 20:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Shabby journalism"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Please, don't engage in demagogy. Patents in this case are used to ban competition, not to protect "intellectual property".

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RE[4]: Shabby journalism
by darknexus on Fri 9th Sep 2011 02:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Shabby journalism"
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Tablet for example. How else can you call their attempt to ban Samsung from producing Galaxy, if not monopolistic aspirations? I don't think there is any point in describing the obvious.


No, there isn't. The logically minded already understand both sides and have an educated opinion, whereas the true Apple fanboys/fangirls (in the negative sense) are like someone hooked on a substance. You can talk until you're blue in the face, but they won't listen until something actually happens that affects them in a profound way. As for the all corporations are evil types, well they're like the rabid anti-drug zealots that scream the same crap over and over and over again without actually looking at the facts first. Neither of these extremes are credible in the least, though they do provide some good entertainment from time to time.

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