Originally Posted by steelbom
You should see what Microsoft has patented...
I'll never understand this argument. Just because one company patents silly things does not make it okay for another company to do it. You are STILL acting as if Apple is saintly even through this kind of thing, because 'other companies do it too'?
Apple patents, sues, doesn't want to settle, they want to destroy the competition.
Microsoft patents, if people use technology in said patent, they want paid for the usage. They don't take the usage away.
Simple functionality should not be patented - or at the very least, should not be used offensively in such a manner. Nobody would have such an issue with all of this is Apple wasn't using these patents (regardless of when filed) to try and destroy Android. They could easily be making profits off of each any every Android phone if they chose to, but they will not because their former CEO was so mentally unstable he wouldn't settle a once civil legal battle.