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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Stolen technology is still theft
by Nikato on Thu 5th Jul 2012 05:10 UTC
Nikato
Member since:
2005-12-17

Simply because someone already has technology in their hands does not justify keeping it out there if it is found to violate someone's patent. Apple has had a long history of companies outright stealing from them. It needs to stop. Thieving thugs like google and HTC only understand one thing, legal force. They need to innovate. Instead of looking at Apple's features and ask "How can we copy this?" , they need to ask "How can we out-innovate Apple,and blow their features out of the water?" If they can't out-innovate Apple, they need to shut the company down and give Google's money back to the shareholders.

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tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Please list all of the things invented by Apple that have been "stolen" or "copied" by others.

For convenience, please number each item.

Thanks!

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blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

Yes, Please list every innovative thing that Apple has brought to the world and do number them for us.

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Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Apple never had an original idea, they just take what others created and file a patent if the original inventor forgot to.

Iphone is 5 years old Android is older, so who stole from who?

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grat Member since:
2006-02-02

If Apple truly innovated as much as you claim, they wouldn't have to compete in the courtroom, they could actually compete in an open market.

This is entirely about damage control-- Apple sees their numbers dropping, while Android is climbing, and their response is to sue everyone about everything, without any concern for the consumer.

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