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[6]: No.
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 15:35 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: No."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

If it matters that much, instead of voting a comment down, DO SOMETHING about it. Vote for people who change it.


See the article from a few days ago. This is not possible. We cannot change it. If you think we can, give us a realistic method of doing so.

And yet the readers here are climbing all over Apple.


Just because something is the law does not mean somebody has to act upon it. Will you just shrug it off if it affected the company you're working at? What if Apple attacked your company into oblivion? Will you shrug it off as well?

Just because something is legal does not mean you have to do it. Google, HTC, and Samsung have never filed a single offensive patent lawsuit, even though they probably had ample opportunity to do so when Apple entered upon their turf (esp. HTC and Samsung). Apple is the one being a dick - and yes, you can be a dick legally, and just because it's legal doesn't mean we should just shrug our shoulders and move on.

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RE[7]: No.
by NeoX on Thu 5th Jul 2012 16:33 in reply to "RE[6]: No."
NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19

Google, HTC, and Samsung have never filed a single offensive patent lawsuit, even though they probably had ample opportunity to do so when

Really? I have read of several news articles of samsung suing Apple over patents. Do those not count? Unless you don't consider those to be "offensive", which is oh so subjective.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/12/16/samsung_sues_apple_ov...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/07/samsung-apple-south-korea_...

Or is it ok because Apple sued first?

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RE[8]: No.
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 16:43 in reply to "RE[7]: No."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Really? I have read of several news articles of samsung suing Apple over patents. Do those not count? Unless you don't consider those to be "offensive", which is oh so subjective.


There is nothing subjective about this in any way, shape, or form. Apple punches first, Samsung punches back. Apple is the aggressor, Samsung the defendant. The only people who find this subjective are those with an agenda.

Or is it ok because Apple sued first?


If you punch me in the face, you WILL get a punch back. That's called defending oneself.

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