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If you haven't already heard the latest of Apple's Legal Wars, Apple has recently filed a patent suit against HTC, the makers of the Hero, Desire and Legend. The suit...
03-04-2010, 03:13 AM #1
Google Defends HTC Against Apple's Latest Lawsuit
If you haven't already heard the latest of Apple's Legal Wars, Apple has recently filed a patent suit against HTC, the makers of the Hero, Desire and Legend. The suit alleges that HTC have infringed on twenty Apple patents that are all related to the iPhone, it's User Interface, Architecture and Hardware.
While there has been discussion about the fact that if the court were to side with Apple could demand that HTC kill the phone, or at least some of its functionality, and apparently they easily could do this. Although, this is very unlikely.
“We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it … We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours” Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple
EDIT: And Google WOULD want to support HTC. If Jobs and the fruity crew are going after the HTC UI and OS at all - they're also laying groundwork to do the same for Google's Nexus One, which is ALSO made by HTC and runs the Andriod OS.
Official Apple Page About Suing HTC
03-04-2010, 03:14 AM #2
Aren't they all copying the ONE and ONLY????
03-04-2010, 03:41 AM #3
They know what sells and and iPhone type os sells
03-04-2010, 04:55 AM #4
It doesn't matter what Google does or say's any phone that comes out that does anything with touchscreen that the iphone does its theft.
03-04-2010, 05:14 AM #5
Yea Sure, So There should only be one Hamburger in the world, and it should be made by McDonalds... The rest are stealing the amazing technology that is the burger... because iPhone of course never stole any existing technology... they invented it all themselves...
03-04-2010, 05:59 AM #6
I fully agree! If you guys are so so supportive to Apple, I guess you would love to have ONLY ONE brand of car "Ford", only One brand of computer, only one brand of everything in this world! I'm sure you guys would very love to paid high price for the only brand! Oh...we should only have one brand of coffee...so this mean that NO Starbuck too...
03-04-2010, 06:28 AM #7
huh??? Iphone is your 1st mobile to discover that is has a touch screen or you're just stock to iphone???? HELLO?????
03-04-2010, 06:30 AM #8
You're looking at it from the wrong point of view folks. HTC would be free to produce their phones any way they pleased, if Apple hadn't filed a patent on the technology. If McDonald's filed a patent on the hamburger way back when, they could have easily sued Burger King for infringement. So Apple is doing a few things here. Of course they're protecting their patents, because at this time they have the legal right to do so, and of course the side product of all this is slowing down the touch screen competition, and maybe get some cash out of a successful lawsuit.
I said it in another post... the world must be coming to an end. Apple sounds more like Microsoft every day.
03-04-2010, 06:38 AM #9
These kind of stunts make you want to punch Steve Jobs in the turtleneck.
03-04-2010, 06:59 AM #10
Touch screen were innplace before the iPhone, there are so many different technologys but it does not mean apple owens it, they can buy legal right, what about iPhone name was legally bought cisco for there own device, apple stole and had to pay shots lots of money to reserve , I'm loading respect for apple , is getting boring with there device
03-04-2010, 07:48 AM #11
03-04-2010, 07:55 AM #12
Gesturing to unlock a touchscreen has been around since well before Windows Mobile 5. I really don't have the patience to nitpick every patent apple "owns" that pertains to this lawsuit. But any person who cant see that this is a blatant attempt by the Fun Police to protect marketshare, not patents is on something. The first real competition they've faced in 3 years and the only way they can cope is throwing a lawsuit at them. In the words of the great Fitty Cent, "I smell p*ssy".
As of right now, Apple is Fail. Looking forward to seeing Goople/HTC ad campaign following this.
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03-04-2010, 08:38 AM #13
a software patent is bulls#it, there is no reason that apple should win this lawsuit, and I mean I'm one of the biggest apple fans around. Come on people almost EVERY SINGLE THING is a copy in one way or another...think about it, apple had the first touch screen phone, so does that mean the world cant see another touch screen phone (unless its apples)?
Perfect example by someone above, could you imagine only having Ford cars. The point of a patent is so that you are given reasonable credit, and someone can simply copy paste your idea, but there has to be a limit people. There comes a point when i feel a patent should expire, you cant hold on to it forever, and have a license to sue anyone who comes out with anything similar. The world would stand still.
WAKE UP PEOPLE. I really really hope this brings up a discussion if a software patent is even possible. What if i make the same program in C++ that you made in Java, is that a infringement? Apple is trying a low blow on HTC to try and spank android before it gets outta hand.
Also anyone remember nokia's lawsuits? seem failure ?
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03-04-2010, 09:12 AM #14
I love Apple, writing on my unibody MBP right now, but in reality this all comes down to one thing, Apple is scared.
03-04-2010, 09:14 AM #15
lol die android die!
03-04-2010, 10:08 AM #16
Gates "stole" the idea for a front end GUI. Apple sued and lost - what makes them believe that they will win this? You can't patent a "look and feel"... if thats true then they need to sue anyone affiliated with linux as well.
03-04-2010, 10:21 AM #17
apple did not make the first touch screen phone. I had my i-mate Jam four years before the iphone. Same form factor, not as thin but just as small, touch screen, played videos, web, MUSIC, Apple coppied all of that. They should be sued!
03-04-2010, 10:50 AM #18
The patent goes beyond just the touch screen. You all need to stop making this arguement seem so simple and easy. Oh yes mc donalds has burgers and so do others then they should all be sued... Really? Go look at the 20 patents that are claimed to be infringed and educate yourselves. I haven't seen anyone bring anything useful to this argument since it was stated. Just useless comparisons and retard analogies.
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03-04-2010, 10:54 AM #19
03-04-2010, 10:59 AM #20
Everyone talking about ford, hamburgers, and touch screens lives far away or has no knowledge at all of what a patent is or how it works.