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[7]: No.
by NeoX on Thu 5th Jul 2012 16:33 UTC 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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RE[9]: No.
by NeoX on Fri 6th Jul 2012 18:14 in reply to "RE[8]: No."
NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19


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.


Thats not what I meant. Offensive is a subjective word. What one person finds offensive someone else may not.


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

No that is not defending oneself that is revenge. There is a difference.

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