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post #31 of 113
I'm going to be honest, I thought these 2 companies had some type of agreement. I mean, transformer was alright, but the transformer prime, seriously? ASUS must have gotten that name from transformers.

Its just like Android (key word here is droid) and Lucasarts


Droid is a name owned and made popular by Lucasarts, so Google paid's royalties to Lucasarts for the use of the name


The same thing should happen here.
post #32 of 113
ASUS was asking for it. I bet they already have a plan to settle out of court - they had to have seen this coming.
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^^^ this for a heat sink anyone? ^^^

Isn't that already on the Megahalems?
post #33 of 113
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Originally Posted by noak View Post

I'm going to be honest, I thought these 2 companies had some type of agreement. I mean, transformer was alright, but the transformer prime, seriously? ASUS must have gotten that name from transformers.
Its just like Android (key word here is droid) and Lucasarts
Droid is a name owned and made popular by Lucasarts, so Google paid's royalties to Lucasarts for the use of the name
The same thing should happen here.

So did I..

But on a serious note Optimus always kicked megos a$$...
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post #34 of 113
This isn't surprising at all. It was one thing when Asus called the first tablet the Transformer (I know one btw, it's great). But to call the new one the Transformer Prime, they were definitely pushing their luck.
Hasbro really had no choice but to push back, because who knows what Asus would name their next product? Asus was also opening the door for countless other companies to start infringing too.
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I'll be waiting for my HTC Energon 4G!
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What about Pegatron? Oh wait... Haha... well I figured something like this was going to happen.
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hasbro....the new apple
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hasbro....the new apple

Not quite as bad. If it was apple, they would have patented "transform", and anything that does said action. They also would have probably patented "robot" to be on the safe side.
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post #39 of 113
Everyone and their mom is now a patent troll.
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i'm sorry but Asus was asking for it.......Transformer Prime?....i mean really?
    
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