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You can't sue someone for making something that looks similar to something that you made first. If everyone did this then there would be one manufacturer for each thing that there is, which will mean that there will be trillions of manufacturer. Someone should sue Apple for using a hard drive to store data on Macs.
    
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This patent wars is getting ridiculous more and more every day. I feel there is no more chance of innovating if everybody starts buying patents just for the purpose of suing.
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soo.....steve jobs does realize that he didnt create the tablet right....or maybe this is more of his egotistical crap that spews from his mouth thats commanding him to sue everything that moves....i cant stand him hes such a jerk
 
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Motorola sues for:
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The Motorola patents include wireless communication technologies, such as WCDMA (3G), GPRS, 802.11 and antenna design, and key smartphone technologies including wireless email, proximity sensing, software application management, location-based services and multi-device synchronization.
Apple sues for:
Quote:
- Ellipse Fitting for Multi-Touch Surfaces
- Multipoint Touchscreen
- Object-Oriented System Locator System
- Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics
- Method and Apparatus for Displaying and Accessing Control and Status Information in a Computer System
- Support for Custom User-Interaction Elements in a Graphical, Event-Driven Computer System
Which one seems out of place?


Those are from that MacRumors website BTW.
    
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You do realize Apple pays for the use of other company's technology too, right? Like in the form of licenses and stuff like that?
Then why are they being sued?
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Look at the second picture in the source article. Looks conspicuously like an iPad. Only it isn't. At least not according to the article. "Jay-Tech" seems to have done a pretty good job of knocking off the iPad - down to the square symbol on the home screen button.

But suing motorola over Multi-touch seems pretty absurd, unless of course there are striking similarities between Apple and Motorola products that don't appear between Apple and other products (I was reading about the PS Vita, for example, which also supposedly has multi-touch. Why isn't Apple suing Sony?) There are countless other devices employing such technology, and I'd like to know more about the specificities of what part of Multi-touch is infringing upon Apple's copyrights.

I was surprised to find, however, that as of about nine months ago, Apple seemed to be more of a target than a shooter.


Photo from http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...atent-lawsuit#
Edited by Escatore - 8/10/11 at 4:23pm
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post #37 of 132
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Then why are they being sued?
For the same reason Apple is suing others.
 
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post #38 of 132
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I know right? What a remarkable influence the iPad has had.
Someone makes a flat screen TV. He doesn't sue the competition for making flat screen tvs. Look at all the brands and look at how similar their designs are.

Cars pretty much all have a generic look. Refrigerators all look the same, so do most washing machines, stoves, dishwashers....


Apples patents and lawsuits are extremely ridiculous and abusive.
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A fast rise of a company overshadowed by devious actions inevitably is followed by a sharp decline.
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Someone really needs to get Apple off this god dam high horse that they seem to think they're on.
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