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Originally Posted by Usario View Post
There's a HUGE difference between buying a patent so you won't be sued and buying a patent just to sue someone.
There's also a huge difference in buying a patent to sue and buying a patent to defend your company.

Also, S3 was in litigation with Apple before HTC bought those patents. It only makes sense HTC bought them cause they were hoping to have a leg to stand on against future cases and to continue those litigation's against Apple.

In general, there is no good or bad right now. Mainly due to the fact that as a whole it is hurting the market and industry more then helping it.

Why does everyone want to take sides, it's either Apple is god and glorious or they're the devil.

HTC is automatically either the devil or god as well.

They are both companies, HTC isn't a startup anymore as they are pretty well off the ground and we know Apple is well established in the market.

Both companies deserve respect, both companies have bad practices but the patent system is not helping in the grand scheme of things.

Think about how much money these companies are throwing around for these patents and litigation. Who do you think ends up paying for that? We the customer. The worst thing is, not a single bit of innovation or new tech is coming from any of this.

This is bigger then just HTC and Apple.

In all honesty, HTC should just drop Android. Problem solved.
Edited by rx7racer - 7/27/11 at 8:27pm
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post #72 of 107
^ There's also a difference between defending your company and trying to just do some kind of "counter strike" or whatever is going through the minds of HTC's people.
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post #73 of 107
about time the Evil Empire is getting a taste of their own medicine!!
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My friend "a big apple fanboy" says Apple has all the right to lawsuit everyone since they invented the touch-phone and ipad and EVERYONE is buying them...

I'm seriously thinking of buying Galaxy S2 but he's fighting with me all the time loool i hated apple stuff since the company isn't respecting the competition.
post #75 of 107
I dislike the patent system. You guys know there's a patent on toasting bread??? Issued in 2000 with patent ID# 6080436. It's ridiculous!

....


*goes to patent overclocking*
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post #76 of 107
Yes the patent system is completely messed up (you can guess what I really wanted to put there). But the reason people hate apple (aside from the blind hate crew) is because they take advantage of the broken system to patent some retarded patents that they did not invent. Touch screen comes to mind. They patent things that are not innovative at all. How else are you supposed to use a touchscreen without touching it? And the being able to show a number on the screen and do something with it. That is NOT innovative! They acquire these ridiculous patents and then proceed to sue other companies. Technically they are not a "patent troll," by definition, because they do make what they patent. I would then call them "patent douchebags." They do it to get a leg up on the competition without deserving any of it. Also, remember that they tried to ignore licensing of Nokia's tech? They try to get away with whatever they can, and now its coming back to bite them. Nokia had a legitimate patent, as it pretty much pioneered the tech that made cell phones mainstream. Apple did not want to pay licensing fees, and as a last resort Nokia sued Apple. Nokia is not a "troll" in this case, because they deserve that patent that Apple was now making money off of. Apple should pay the licensing fees just like every other company did (well most, I think there was only a handfull that didnt want to).

Notice I said NOTHING (positive or negative) about HTC. It was just about Apple.
    
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Apple: No you can't sell any more smartphones in the US.
HTC: No, you can't sell any more Macs in the US.

Who's the loser now?
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HTC is still going to have a tough fight ahead of them. The US courts are very biased in favor of American companies. Judges are often partial and biased.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Najentus View Post
http://www.htc.com/europe/press.aspx...2438&lang=1033

Rather than first mentioning tech specifics, it mentions its portfolio.



http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/06/h...es-you-to-sue/



Shows that it was mainly to acquire the patents, because now the company that sold it has an unlimited license, removing the possibility of buying it out then using the licensing fees as a permanent cash flow.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/07/06/htc-ac...r-300-million/



That one is pretty self explanatory.

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/06/...f-s3-graphics/
Dude, the proof is in the stuff you quoted:
Quote:
Flush with cash, but not a fan of spending it on litigation? We hear you, and apparently so does HTC. The Taiwanese firm announced today it'll purchase S3 Graphics and its patent portfolio from VIA for a cool $300 million, giving the smartphone maker 265 new weapons in its IP arsenal. Also part of the deal is a perpetual license to the patents' former owner, so that the chipset manufacturer can keep cranking out silicon without fear of legal reprisal. Given HTC's competitors recently went on a giant patent shopping spree, we'd surmise that strengthening its warchest is, dare we say, quietly brilliant.
Nobody's a hyporcrite here. People still loathe the current pattent system, whether it's favouring HTC or not. At least within the current system, let's call it "wargame", HTC was clever enough to anticipate on a defense.
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