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[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Wed 21st Mar 2012 09:48 UTC 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[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 21st Mar 2012 09:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The way things are going, there's not even going to BE a settlement.

This is nothing but a major defeat for Oracle - 1.5% of your original claim is a huge defeat, strategy or no. Especially when you consider that there's a fair chance the last patent gets thrown out as well.

If a patent troll loses, then yes, that makes me happy. This is indeed a bad vs. good discussion - software patents are bad, so anything that challenges them is a good thing. I know that as an Apple fanatic, you adore software patents, but virtually everyone else despises them for their destructive effect on the industry.

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RE[5]: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Wed 21st Mar 2012 10:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Do some searching in the comments history and you'll probably find a number of quotes where I'm in fact very opposed to software patents.

The world isn't black and white and Apple users aren't all Steve Jobs clones.

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RE[5]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Sodki on Wed 21st Mar 2012 14:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

The way things are going, there's not even going to BE a settlement.

This is nothing but a major defeat for Oracle - 1.5% of your original claim is a huge defeat, strategy or no. Especially when you consider that there's a fair chance the last patent gets thrown out as well.


Only if Oracle loses will I call this a defeat. If Oracle wins, it's a major win, one with incredible ramifications. Don't cry wolf just yet.

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