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.
Thread beginning with comment 500703
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: two sides of the coin
by JAlexoid on Tue 20th Dec 2011 20:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: two sides of the coin"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Samsung has filed a number of offensive patents suits against Apple.

(Look up the last big debate we had about this where you started the article saying that Samsung was 'going on the offensive' against Apple.)


Yep, by that standard Russians were the aggressors in WW2, because they were "going on the offensive" for the whole second part of WW2.

Reply Parent Score: 6

demosthenese Member since:
2011-02-01

Bad analogy in that Russia invaded Poland at the start of WWII

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[6]: two sides of the coin
by JAlexoid on Wed 21st Dec 2011 00:35 in reply to "RE[5]: two sides of the coin"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Off topic - But technically Poland was no longer a country(as in, already occupied by Germany) when Russia invaded. Not defending that decision, obviously.

Reply Parent Score: 0

RE[6]: two sides of the coin
by zima on Mon 26th Dec 2011 00:17 in reply to "RE[5]: two sides of the coin"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Bad analogy in that Russia invaded Poland at the start of WWII

Hm, it might be not such a bad one precisely because of this... Samsung is not exactly an angel overall, after all.

The Soviet Union wouldn't be so quick to do that without the initiative from Nazi Germany ...and, in the end, proved that - while by no means angels themselves - they were still "better" (the simplest proof: East German people exist (and AFAIK there was never any talk of anything else, also while Western Allies seriously contemplated Morgenthau Plan for a few years) - that's something which would be granted only in a quite limited way to Slavic nations by Nazi Germany - and actually, DDR was one of more decent places in the Soviet Block, eventually it was very much seen as "the west" also figuratively, even in a place just a short hop across the Oder)

Reply Parent Score: 2