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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tomcat
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2006-01-06

You are a horrible, cynical, (a)pathetic, brainwashed person.


And you, sir, are an obnoxious douche. Feel better?

Apple's IP is trivial and is not original. The only reason why they have it is the lazyness and incompetency of the patent office.


Says you. I'm guessing you've never registered a patent with the USPTO. I have. Numerous patents, in fact. Asserting that a patent is trivial doesn't make it so. There are administrative processes and legal avenues to fight patents. Google isn't using either means.

The only reason they can use it is the ridiculous cost of several-years-long litigation processes, with the risk of having clueless judges getting spinned in the holder's PoV.


It's a battle well with fighting.

Re-read the Oracle-Google case on Groklaw, and see how Oracle's ridiculous arguments got ripped in half by a judge which, this one time, was a coder himself.


Google won that case. Thank you for demolishing your own argument.

This is bad, this is stupid, and you should feel ashamed of yourself for trying to defend it.


And the alternative to licensing or fighting is ... what? Complaining about it anonymously? Being a douche and criticizing others? Pretending that politicians care?

As for Google's politic, they have not sued offensively anybody using patents. They have only countersued. Your "everybody is bad anyway" point is moot: only Apple and Microsoft are abusing the loopholes of patent law, and anywhere else than the US they fall on their face. And they are really immoral in doing so, for they both have ripped off Xerox for most of their major, non-trivial advances.


Nope, I call BULLSHIT. Google is suing others for infringement through its proxy Motorola. Nice try.

Also, pretending Google could solve the problem by themselves is delusional. You are kidding yourself when you say "Lets not kid ourselves".


See above. Google can fight, license, or ignore. They've chosen to ignore the issues and let their carriers deal with it. Which is pathetic and will ultimately weaken the Android ecosystem -- and rightly so, Android is not as free as the carriers once thought, after IP litigation is factored in. Google is basically telling them to start diversifying to Windows Phone.

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