Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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zima
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2005-07-06

A patent troll is one who uses patents to obtain money for features that they themselves do not implement nor have any plans whatsoever to do so [...]
Apple does fit the latter criterion, in that they demant "infinite" license fees (i.e., they offer no license fee price at all, they demand that products be taken off the market altogether), but they do not fit the first criterion

Though it perhaps gets more complicated, with how Apple quite openly desires to prevent most people from having access at all to many tech advancements...
(Apple openly states their aim to target only the most profitable people; they also openly act, as you say, to block - not license or such - any supposed innovation they bring from being used by other manufacturers; getting those two facts to their logical synthesis...)

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