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[7]: two sides of the coin
by Tony Swash on Wed 21st Dec 2011 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: two sides of the coin"
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

"Thom, 'Samsung is going on the offensive' are YOUR WORDS, YOU WROTE THEM months ago.

Your now arguing that what you meant by that was that they were going on an offensive defensive.


Oy vey.

Are you really going to make me spell it out? Really? *sigh*.

Derpistan invades Herpland > Derpistan is the aggressor, Herpland the victim.

Herpland goes on the offensive, and strikes back at Derpistan > In this war, Derpistan is still the aggressor, and Herpland is still the victim.

Like I said, this isn't rocket science. This is so basic I feel like I'm teaching kindergarten.

I know your not a journalist but surely even you must see how Orwellian that sounds.


We need an equivalent of Godwin's Law for George Orwell. Please use this adjective/adverb in the way it was meant to.
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All that presupposes that Samsung didn't explicitly and deliberately copy Apple's products and that that copying is not considered an offensive action.

If I grab hold of a burglar in my house in the middle of the night am I the aggressor? After all the burglar didn't grab hold of me first, all he did was break into my house and try to steal my stuff, I was the first one to make physical contact

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

All that presupposes that Samsung didn't explicitly and deliberately copy Apple's products and that that copying is not considered an offensive action.


Companies copy all the time. Apple is just as "guilty" of that as any other.

Apple has not invented anything in its entire existence. Everything they do comes from others. Not a single original technology or idea originated within Cupertino's walls.

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RE[9]: two sides of the coin
by leos on Wed 21st Dec 2011 16:01 in reply to "RE[8]: two sides of the coin"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Apple has not invented anything in its entire existence. Everything they do comes from others. Not a single original technology or idea originated within Cupertino's walls.


There goes your entire credibility out the window. You spend all day raving about apple fanboys, and then show you can't even hold a logical thought in your head about the company.

Yeah sure Thom, Apple has never invented anything.

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RE[8]: two sides of the coin
by Laurence on Wed 21st Dec 2011 11:49 in reply to "RE[7]: two sides of the coin"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


All that presupposes that Samsung didn't explicitly and deliberately copy Apple's products and that that copying is not considered an offensive action.

If I grab hold of a burglar in my house in the middle of the night am I the aggressor? After all the burglar didn't grab hold of me first, all he did was break into my house and try to steal my stuff, I was the first one to make physical contact


If that the case then Apple are the aggressors for copying Motorola, Samsung and a multitude of others who existed in the mobile arena long before Apple desired to enter and use mobile patents without royalties. ;)

I do love how some people have this belief that Apple are the inventors of all technology so firmly engraved into their psyche that they can completely ignore the countless examples of prior art and bought out technology that preceded the latest iFad.

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