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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RE[5]: Comment by Gone fishing
by Nelson on Sat 30th Jun 2012 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Gone fishing"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I don't love Apple. I don't particularly agree with their decisions, but they are sound legally (Doesn't make them moral)

However, I also think it's unfair to say that Android is "free" when there is so much legal mystery surrounding Android. At least other players in the industry license the patents they need so OEMs have a little more peace of mind.

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RE[6]: Comment by Gone fishing
by tonny on Sun 1st Jul 2012 11:54 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Gone fishing"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

Sound legally doesn't make them right. Sure, the root of the problem is US Patent System. But when you get the patent, you can use it wisely--not with what Apple did here.
Rare we see one abuse patent like Apple did. And they won't stop. Please read they case carefully and judge with you heart.
And, IMHO, when google abuse their patent, google will have 'special treat' here on OSNews, too ;)

Edited 2012-07-01 12:05 UTC

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