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*Take away function, add it again 2 generations later*

"New, magical feature!"

*Zombies buy*
Apple has been notorious for withholding key features to be included in the next major release, in hopes to rally more customers clamoring for said features. Surprisingly, this tactic works well.

Case in point - multitasking, notifications and OTA updates. Welcome to Android 1.5 Cupcake, Apple.
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I love it when OCN Lawyers (strangely enough, everyone on this thread is one :O!) gets all crazy about something. Just put a grain of Apple in it as well and prepare for >9000 posts like "This is why I hate Apple!"

But hey, I do agree about the entire "patent system failing" thing. The patent system was originally made to protect small inventors. Now it's just a way for some to get easy money. Still, we shouldn't call a company a patent troll just because it sues some companies over a patent it owns and uses.
That's what makes Apple different from a patent troll: patent trolls patent everything they can, put everything in a closet and wait for someone to involuntarily use something they patented.
Apple uses everything they sue people over.

Just try, try, to be fair people. We don't care if you just found a new reason to hate Apple (judging by your posts, you got a few hundreds by now) , we care about the case.
post #23 of 116
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But hey, I do agree about the entire "patent system failing" thing. The patent system was originally made to protect small inventors. Now it's just a way for some to get easy money. Still, we shouldn't call a company a patent troll just because it sues some companies over a patent it owns and uses.
That's what makes Apple different from a patent troll: patent trolls patent everything they can, put everything in a closet and wait for someone to involuntarily use something they patented.
Apple uses everything they sue people over.

You have to admit though, Apple is cherry-picking its targets in its patent wars. And why now, when Android is doing so well? It seems fishy to me that Apple just started pursuing such lawsuits at a time when its competitors are gaining ground in the US market. IMO, this is a move to try and slow down their advance.
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But hey, I do agree about the entire "patent system failing" thing. The patent system was originally made to protect small inventors. Now it's just a way for some to get easy money. Still, we shouldn't call a company a patent troll just because it sues some companies over a patent it owns and uses.
That's what makes Apple different from a patent troll: patent trolls patent everything they can, put everything in a closet and wait for someone to involuntarily use something they patented.
Apple uses everything they sue people over.

Just try, try, to be fair people. We don't care if you just found a new reason to hate Apple (judging by your posts, you got a few hundreds by now) , we care about the case.


How is patenting a phone that displays phone numbers fair? They didn't invent it, they arn't the only ones to use it. it's an essential function for phones.

Putting a patent on such an obvious thing is abusing the system and in my books, being a troll.
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so wait, if a phone has a touch screen and some kind of character recognition algorithms tied into the interface then it violates apple's patent?
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post #26 of 116
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That's what makes Apple different from a patent troll: patent trolls patent everything they can, put everything in a closet and wait for someone to involuntarily use something they patented.
Apple uses everything they sue people over.
This is a 15 year old patent that is so vague they could sue IBM and NASA for the computers that sent Apollo 11 to the moon.
    
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Jobs isn't going to be around much longer. I wonder how much trolling is going to step up or decrease when he is gone.
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Big companies sue other big companies every day its an unfortunate norm in todays business world. Just because Apple is involved in this one, haters come out of the woodwork. No one blew up when Oracle sued Google over android infringing on their Java patents. Get over it people sue all the time.
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Big companies sue other big companies every day its an unfortunate norm in todays business world. Just because Apple is involved in this one, haters come out of the woodwork. No one blew up when Oracle sued Google over android infringing on their Java patents. Get over it people sue all the time.
That's because Oracle hasn't sued several competitors over the course of a few months. The Oracle lawsuit was more of a licensing issue, and Android isn't a competitor of any of Oracle's software.
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Big companies sue other big companies every day its an unfortunate norm in todays business world. Just because Apple is involved in this one, haters come out of the woodwork. No one blew up when Oracle sued Google over android infringing on their Java patents. Get over it people sue all the time.
because Oracle had a legitimate case (even though they too are massive patent trolls)

Google literally copied lines of their code.

Apple is suing over something that every phone has...the ability to be a phone
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