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[3]: two sides of the coin
by ilovebeer on Tue 20th Dec 2011 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: two sides of the coin"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

Call me when Samsung files an offensive software patent lawsuit.

That's the difference. Apple's main source of income is threatened, and instead of competing, they litigate using software patents. Samsung, HTC, and so on are *defending* themselves.

Are you under the impression that Samsung is a "model" company that operates only with the highest moral considerations? That's laughable at the least if so.

Neither Apple's income nor their success as a business is at risk. To suggest otherwise, you simply don't understand how they are positioned in the market and the current state of their financial standing.

This isn't rocket science.

No, it isn't. But apparently that isn't stopping people from confusing themselves, posting misleading and/or uninformed content, and/or neglecting to do their homework before they come to silly conclusions.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Are you under the impression that Samsung is a "model" company that operates only with the highest moral considerations? That's laughable at the least if so.


Why would I be under that impression?

But apparently that isn't stopping people from confusing themselves, posting misleading and/or uninformed content, and/or neglecting to do their homework before they come to silly conclusions.


God it must suck to be an Apple fanboy these days.

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RE[5]: two sides of the coin
by testman on Tue 20th Dec 2011 22:15 in reply to "RE[4]: two sides of the coin"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

Why would I be under that impression?

Because you're well known for polarising conflicts into black & white, good versus "evil".

God it must suck to be an Apple fanboy these days.

Anyone that questions your histrionics is an Apple fanboy.

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RE[5]: two sides of the coin
by ilovebeer on Wed 21st Dec 2011 08:28 in reply to "RE[4]: two sides of the coin"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Why would I be under that impression?

You seem to attach yourself emotionally to certain companies, and put them on a pedestal as if they're to be the object of worship.

God it must suck to be an Apple fanboy these days.

It would guess the exact opposite. Apple as a company is in fantastic shape -- much better than most of the competitors. Therefore, any "Apple fanboy" should be quite pleased with Apple's current standing and position.

You reiterate in a later post that this isn't rocket science and you feel like you're teaching kindergarten. I agree that it isn't rocket science, but you certainly aren't teaching anyone anything here. It's blatantly obvious that you have a lot to learn about business and these types of subjects. Hopefully when/if you come back to reality, you'll do some actual homework instead of keeping on with the on-the-fly nonsense.

One last thing.. Constantly pointing your finger and crying "patent troll" doesn't help you in any way. Unless of course you goal is to look foolish.

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