Originally Posted by ForumViewer
Well if you were in Apple's shoes, would you not patent things in the exact same way? If not, I wouldn't ever invest in your company because you'd be an abysmal failure.
Let's just keep in mind that Apple isn't the only major brand slinging around subpoenas here. I think a lot of you all are forgetting that. I said in this thread earlier, Moto sued Apple FIRST. You guys have selective reading or you just flat out think it's okay for Apple to be sued and not the other way around.
No. Just no. Nokia sued Apple for using their technology that they developed that made cell phones what they are today. It is a specific technology that they developed and Apple used in their iPhones and refused to license it. Apple tried to dodge licensing their tech, and that is why they are the "bad guy" in my eyes in this case, even though they are the ones getting sued.
Motorola sued Apple for similar claims. Look at my post a page back.
Apple sues over ridiculous things. Im not saying that they have zero valid patents (Im sure they must have some in their enormous patent portfolio), but some of their patents are absurd (also not saying they are the only ones to do this). They patent things that should not be patentable and sue others, such as the touch screen interface.
Imagine a video game developer patenting using WASD to move, or using a mouse to look around. That is what Apple does
. The specific technology of the touchscreen should be patentable, but not way the touchscreen is used.
Imagine a video game developer patenting a game engine that they developed and licensing it to others. This is legitimate. They developed the game engine and deserve control over it. That would be like the Nokia and Motorola tech mentioned earlier that Apple uses in their devices.