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[TechCrunch] Apple Made A Deal With The Devil (No, Worse: A Patent Troll)

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Over the last two years, Apple has been engaged in vicious legal battles over smartphone patents, many of which are aimed at squelching (or squeezing money out of) manufacturers of devices running Android. And now, for some reason, it has given valuable patents to a patent troll — which is using them to sue many of the top technology companies in the world.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/09/apple-made-a-deal-with-the-devil-no-worse-a-patent-troll/

I wonder if Apple's budget for their legal team rivals the R&D budget....
    
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Apple make me sick.
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Apple make me sick.

It's supposed to keep the doctor away. Oh wait.
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Wow
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It's supposed to keep the doctor competition away. Oh wait.

Fixed.
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Apple make me sick.

It's supposed to keep the doctor away. Oh wait.
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But really though, don't you guys get tired of complaining about this?
 
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Does apple really think it can take on all the other big companies? All the other companies are already starting to band together against apple.

The only winners here are the lawyers who are clearly bathing in cash.
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If Apple were deliberately aiding Digitude, Samuels says “it would be horrifying — the patent troll problem is completely out of control. Apple has every legal right to sue over its patents, but it should be the one to do it”.
- from source article

*sigh* frown.gif
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But really though, don't you guys get tired of complaining about this?

Million dollar question right there. Same old arguments, same old picking apart arguments... almost no point anymore.
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