Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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RE: two sides of the coin
by Fergy on Tue 20th Dec 2011 19:18 UTC in reply to "two sides of the coin"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

How can it be that people forgets there are two sides of the coin here?
Both samsung and Apple throws law suits against each others, so both are in the shit, not only apple.

If MS Apple and Oracle wouldn't abuse software patents I would bet there wouldn't be any lawsuits. Samsung HTC and Google don't care for software patents but they aren't going to sit still for Apple with a baseball bat.

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RE[2]: two sides of the coin
by Alfman on Tue 20th Dec 2011 20:11 in reply to "RE: two sides of the coin"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Fergy,

"If MS Apple and Oracle wouldn't abuse software patents I would bet there wouldn't be any lawsuits."

I highly doubt it. The patent system encourages the patent troll business model by rewarding them. If it wasn't these guys, it'd just be someone else.


Those who have the power to rewrite patent law, are those who created the mess in the first place. They have no incentive to change status quo, no matter how broken it may be for software developers.

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RE[3]: two sides of the coin
by shmerl on Wed 21st Dec 2011 01:18 in reply to "RE[2]: two sides of the coin"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Rewarding troll/unethical behavior doesn't mean Samsung is going to engage in it. It was Samsung discussed above, not random "someone else".

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