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Thank you! This is what people fail to understand over here and I really don't know why!

But because of other companies who's ideas they stole , and took credit for , tried to block ,ban or patent? Some of these devices may have never existed.
Thats the part a majority of us understand.

But yes. it did help open innovation. lol
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But because of other companies who's ideas they stole , and took credit for , tried to block ,ban or patent? Some of these devices may have never existed.
Thats the part a majority of us understand.

How many ideas did they steal? A few at the most? And what difference did it make? It made the market better for us customers. There was nothing like the iPhone or iPad or iMac or MacBook Air when they came out.

amsung making a smartphone and tablet after seeing apple is not stealing but apple making an original device is stealing. Cool story bro
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I like seeing Apple get smashed, but this is still a gross verdict. There's no way half a billion dollars is fair compensation. As far as I know if VirnetX ignored the infringement and then pounced on Apple years later then that should be viewed the same as giving up your patent. Even the best patent in the world must be defended in order to be valid.
Maybe penalties for infringement shouldn't be retroactive anymore. That would at least stop most of the "get super mega ultra rich quick" schemes.

Facetime was a major selling point of iphones rolleyes.gif
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People have alot of hate for Apple but i personally really love them for one reason, competition

When apple enters a market they make big splash and everyone wants a piece of the pie, so you get awesome devices for great prices. Look at the tablet industry now, sure apple was definitely not the first, but you cannot argue that when the Ipad entered that market and started bringing in billions you got a whole bunch of other companies making their devices to compete and you get beautiful things like the Ipad 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab and Asus Transformer and other nice tablets.

Smartphone industry, all-in-ones, ultra books, etc... Apple being there made everyone else make better things!

Yeah, completely agree. OCN directs a lot of irrational hate towards Apple Products. Competition is good! Apple isn't aiming at the enthusiast market, but their business model is working for them.
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The problem here is that Apple can afford 330k a day, no problem, till the end of time. The companies that Apple sues, go out of business (with the exception of the big manufacturers such as Samsung.)

The only thing i see here is that the patent system is one-sided to the bigger companies and that limits innovation. It's an endless cycle because the bigger companies can afford to lobby for absolutely ridiculous laws and the little guys can't. And when the little guys get big, they do the same thing that was done to them.
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I agree, Apple has a wonderful marketing team and makes its products feel necessary instead of superfluous 1st World excess. Whereas tablets used to be a novelty, now they are basically a necessity (not in the true sense of the word, but they are as "necessary" as text messaging to middle school kids). This does open doors for more companies to step in and make their own versions, despite any patent infringements or lack thereof. They will do the same with the iWatch soon. My first thought was "what a geeky gadget", but if Apple is behind it... I'm sure it's going to eventually take off in popularity.

What bugs me about all the Apple articles, believe it or not, is the cliche parasite phrase "the Cupertino-based company". It's nigh impossible to read a tech article about Apple where they don't throw that phrase in to spice up their writing and appear well-written. I cringe every time I see it.
   
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http://unrealitymag.com/indeterminate/2012/09/18/things-youd-be-surprised-apple-didnt-invent/
http://forum2.mobile-review.com/showthread.php?103792-TOP-10-things-people-think-Apple-invented-(but-actually-didn-t)

Here's two for you bro....there are more articles out that, that go further in depth. That and I had to step away from my desk to change out a bad switch. Or I wouldhave posted tthe better ones. But just an idea of where I'm coming from.
Yes they may have improved upon them. But they didn't invent them.
And yes I love my s3, and my nexus 7 and 10 lol
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Never got wether or nto Facetime took off, always felt like it was something akin to 2004-2005 failed main selling point for 3G phones.
As with all software patent lawsuits I can't be bothered to sigh in an unconvincing manner anymore.
 
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what thats not right you mean apple is not the one winning the lawsuit? hahahahaha right on the sky is falling for apple that is!thumb.gif
 
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I like seeing Apple get smashed, but this is still a gross verdict. There's no way half a billion dollars is fair compensation. As far as I know if VirnetX ignored the infringement and then pounced on Apple years later then that should be viewed the same as giving up your patent. Even the best patent in the world must be defended in order to be valid.
Maybe penalties for infringement shouldn't be retroactive anymore. That would at least stop most of the "get super mega ultra rich quick" schemes.

$500M is too much? Good thing the ruling was for $132M less than that. Anyways, the ruling and daily fee forces Apple to reach an agreement with VirnetX.

More important is the patent system is dumb. Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.
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