Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 23:00 UTC
Legal Some people (you know who) predicted the Oracle-Google lawsuit would spell doom for Google and Android. Well, turns out this was all a huge fuss over nothing. Oracle's damages claim started at an idiotic $6 billion - but the final claim is less than $100 million. Oracle's patent trolling is turning into a huge failure of epic proportions.
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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Wed 21st Mar 2012 08:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I sometimes think Thom got a lot of inspiration from the former Iraqi minister of information. Any Google/Samsung defeat is labeled a "victory" for some strange reason.

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 21st Mar 2012 09:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

From 6 billion and a gazillion patents to a paltry 100 million and 1 patent, which may even be discarded as well. How that is not a victory is beyond me.

Unless, of course, you're an Apple fanatic.

Edited 2012-03-21 09:41 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Wed 21st Mar 2012 09:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Despite you paying attention to this patent stuff or any other court cases for some time you still don't know how it works. You keep presenting it in a childish good vs bad and I win and you lose scenario. Or worse, "I lost, but I didn't want to win anyway, so I still got the better of you, nananah".

They start with a claim of Big X and present as evidence Big Y. Most cases don't end in a victory for either party, but in a settlement. During the proceedings Big X goes down to Small X and Big Y to Small Y. This sets things up for a settlement both parties agree too and live goes on.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 21st Mar 2012 16:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

From 6 billion and a gazillion patents to a paltry 100 million and 1 patent, which may even be discarded as well. How that is not a victory is beyond me.

MOS6510 already pointed out how you apparently don't understand how lawsuits and settlement strategies work. If they win their lawsuit, that is certainly not a loss. I guess you think if two teams are playing soccer, and teamA scores, teamB magically gets the point somehow.

Unless, of course, you're an Apple fanatic.

Why are you so obsessed with Apple? You're like a stalker ex-girlfriend with them -- watching their every move and constantly talking about them. Whatever you're so butthurt about, move on already. Life is short.

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