Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE[5]: No.
by reduz on Thu 5th Jul 2012 00:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No."
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

You are very wrong, you miss key facts:

1) With software patents, everyone is an infringer.
2) The infringer isn't going around suing everyone and their moms.
3) The one who is suing the infringer is doing it to stifle competition, not because it was irreversibly harmed.

So, grandparent is right. Google isn't to blame for this, Apple is a moron because it uses a system that is broken instead of competing fairly.

Edited 2012-07-05 00:37 UTC

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RE[6]: No.
by Adam S on Thu 5th Jul 2012 00:38 in reply to "RE[5]: No."
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

That is positively insane.

If this were a company you favored, I'd wager you'd call it defense.

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RE[7]: No.
by reduz on Thu 5th Jul 2012 02:34 in reply to "RE[6]: No."
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

No, It's not a relative point of view, let's see. If I wanted to say Apple is defending themselves because I'm an apple fanboy, my reasons would be something like:

1) Google Copied apple to profit and to become the #1 phone OS, and the system is broken because nothing protects Apple from others copying their product (copyright is too loose).
2) Because the system is broken, Apple is in their right to use another broken system (patents) against Google.
3) Suing Google would be too complex of a battle, so instead suing phone manufacturers is better because it's their own fault for using Android anyway.

So, here Apple would be the victim and Google would be a total moron because it copied Apple and then convinced manufacturers to make phones with Android, without telling them it's a legal minefield.

Does this make as much sense to you as my previous post defending Google?

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