Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2012 10:48 UTC
Legal Groklaw nails it: "In other words, [Apple and Microsoft] want to disarm the companies that got there first, built the standards, and created the field, while the come-later types clean up on patents on things like slide to unlock or a tablet shape with rounded corners. Then the money flows to Apple and Microsoft, and away from Android - and isn't that really the point of all this, to destroy Android by hook or by crook? The parties who were in the mobile phone business years before Apple or Microsoft even thought about doing it thus get nothing much for their earlier issued patents that have become standards. Apple and Microsoft can't compete on an even field, because the patent system rewards the first to invent (or now, after the recent patent reform, the first to file). Neither Apple nor Microsoft got there first. Samsung was there, since the '90s." To illustrate: Apple is demanding $24 (!) per Samsung device for design patents, while at the same time, Apple also demands that Samsung does not charge more than $0.0049 per standards essential patent per device. This is absolutely, utterly, and entirely indefensible. And then Apple and its supporters have the nerve to claim Samsung is ripping them off. Yes, this pisses me off, and no, that's not because it's Apple doing it (Microsoft is just as guilty). It's because this is plainly, utterly, clearly, and intrinsically unfair.
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Comment by NuxRo
by NuxRo on Sun 29th Jul 2012 11:23 UTC
NuxRo
Member since:
2010-09-25

And that is why everybody should be boycotting M$ and Apple. No more articles praising Microsoft products, Thom!

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RE: Comment by NuxRo
by Morgan on Sun 29th Jul 2012 12:27 in reply to "Comment by NuxRo"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Well he's a journalist (and yes I really mean that) so he can't play favorites like that when reporting the news. He can, however, express his opinion in editorials, and from the first three lines of this submission, I'd say he's firmly on the side of Samsung and Android in this fight.

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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by sbenitezb on Sun 29th Jul 2012 23:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Screw that! Report on what's worth it and ignore the other shit. I'm not going to get angry.

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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by banatibor on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 06:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
banatibor Member since:
2012-07-02

I'd say he's firmly on the side of Samsung and Android in this fight.



I'd say that he is rather stands on the side of truth and justice like any man who has morals.

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RE: Comment by NuxRo
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2012 12:32 in reply to "Comment by NuxRo"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I can review a product perfectly fine without having company policies affect it (see my Apple and Microsoft reviews). A product is a product, and is created by people who have nothing to do with legal departments and who are proud of their work.

The iPad 2, for instance, got a very positive review from me because it simply was (at the time) the best tablet on the market, Apple product or no. Same for the iPhone, iMacs, MacBooks, and so on.

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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by dsmogor on Sun 29th Jul 2012 13:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Thom, btw when can we expect N7 review?

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