Linked by nej_simon on Sat 11th Aug 2012 12:10 UTC
Legal "[...] tonight Apple entered into evidence in its trial with Samsung a document showing that it offered the South Korean company a licensing deal on some of its key technologies. Specifically, Apple offered to license the portfolio of patents if Samsung would pay $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet." $30-40 per device is a lot of money for some trivial features (rounded corners, slide-to-unlock etc). No wonder Samsung declined.
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RE[3]: Greedy
by Windows Sucks on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Greedy"
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

It's always fun to hear the fanboys' interpretation of Apple's desires/motives.


"Apple's motives fro pursuing this action have always been absolutely clear. To stop Samsung from copying Apple designs

But the designs are not Apple's -- the designs did not originate at Apple.
"

If they didn't then why is Apple not being sued the same by those who did create them? Why is Sony not in court to Samsungs defense or Nokia or all these other companies that Apple stole from??

Because that is just opinion. The fact is Apple patented all their stuff, others didn't. That's not Apples fault. As they say in rap music "Protect yo neck" or CYA. Apple CYAed their self.

Apple is a company like any other company, out to make money! The thing that bugs me is everyone is acting like Apple is evil any more then Google or MS or Intel or IBM. They all do or have done stuff to protect market share, MS was almost split apart for it.

Just give a little more balance. If you gonna point out Apple, point out Samsungs faults also!

Edited 2012-08-11 17:34 UTC

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RE[4]: Greedy
by bornagainenguin on Sat 11th Aug 2012 18:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Greedy"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Windows Sucks baited...

Because that is just opinion. The fact is Apple patented all their stuff, others didn't. That's not Apples fault. As they say in rap music "Protect yo neck" or CYA. Apple CYAed their self.

Apple is a company like any other company, out to make money! The thing that bugs me is everyone is acting like Apple is evil any more then Google or MS or Intel or IBM. They all do or have done stuff to protect market share, MS was almost split apart for it.


Why? Because clearly this whole thing was never about making money, it was about destroying competition. Steve Jobs made it clear before his death bed that he was willing to take the current patent standoff of MAD and make it hot nuclear war if that was what it would take to destroy the competition. Thanks to a dead man we now have almost every tech corporation engaged in a patent war no one can win but the lawyers.

--bornagainpenguin

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RE[5]: Greedy
by Windows Sucks on Sat 11th Aug 2012 18:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Greedy"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

? patent stand off? What patent stand off?

If you look Apple has always done this! Come to market first or better if not first then sue those who copy!

Sorry but if the CEO of the company that wasn't even in the software business at the time you are about to come out one of your most popular products ever, is on your board or directors and all of a sudden they doing the same thing, the same way as you!! There is a problem!

I would sue everyone also.

On top of that MS is doing the same thing, they just got everyone to pay them so they didn't really have to go to court like Apple.

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RE[5]: Greedy
by Stephen! on Sat 11th Aug 2012 19:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Greedy"
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2007-11-24

Steve Jobs made it clear before his death bed that he was willing to take the current patent standoff of MAD and make it hot nuclear war if that was what it would take to destroy the competition.


Probably not surprising Jobs was in such poor health. Getting so agitated over Android can't have been good for him.

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