Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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some1
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2010-10-05

Innovation does not require invention. Innovation is about the application of an idea.

"Innovation" is a PR-speak that doesn't mean anything. Patents require invention. Recall, this is a thread about injunction based on patents.

Jellybean copies the Photo view from Windows Phone 7. It copied the fast Camera launching from lockscreen before that. A lot of the Holo theme is directly inspired from Windows Phone.

Oh, WP7 fan, I see. I'm sure you think that WP7 is radically different from iOS, just because it uses tiles instead of icons. Well, take a look at the patents asserted against Samsung. They all apply equally well against WP7 phones.

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mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

Someone needs to buy a dictionary. Innovation means something. It is not PR speak!

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


"Innovation" is a PR-speak that doesn't mean anything. Patents require invention. Recall, this is a thread about injunction based on patents.


I know what the thread is about. However the discussion went off on a tangent, and I was speaking to that. Stop mincing my words.


Oh, WP7 fan, I see. I'm sure you think that WP7 is radically different from iOS, just because it uses tiles instead of icons. Well, take a look at the patents asserted against Samsung. They all apply equally well against WP7 phones.


Apple and Microsoft have broad cross licensing agreements. Meaning Microsoft actually plays ball. Android and Google do not.

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