Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 12:48 UTC
Legal Interesting news in the middle of the night: Apple and HTC have announced they've settled all their patent disputes, bringing an end to all running lawsuits between the two companies. The companies signed a ten-year cross-licensing deal. Considering Apple's legal assault on Android hasn't been going particularly well, this really shouldn't come as a surprise.
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Comment by theinonen
by theinonen on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:48 UTC
theinonen
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2009-10-06

If some company just files patents for very simple and obvious things, or even worse patents things that are actually invented and implemented first by someone else. There are no any other options than go to court to see how valid those patents actually are with closer inspection.

Apple has long track record for such patents and for example Dock is one thing that Apple should never have been able to patent at the first place. I see no real similarity between the Dock used in OS X and the one in NeXTSTEP. Actually the Dock used in RISC OS is much more close to the one as used in OS X.

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