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post #21 of 187
If this is the case why aren't they harassing all the other companies who ever made an Operating system, Computer or Web Browser.
post #22 of 187
Eh... I for one respect Apple for what they have achieved. Steve Jobs said when they launched the iPhone that "And have we patented it!" It is just so sad to see all these other companies infringe on the patents, and build off of the hard work that Apple put in. Apple was the one that brought us what we think of as a modern smartphone, large flat screen with very few buttons and a highly responsive touch interface.

Even though I think Apple could indeed innovate more, innovation is very expensive, and follower companies can adopt these innovations for relatively cheap prices, so the innovative company must continue to spend piles of money to stay ahead. Apple has every right to pursue legal action for patents they have attained.
post #23 of 187
I bought my current Samsung phone specifically because of Apple's patent trolling. I know the iPhone is nice and all, but by buying it you support a company who stifles innovation, and prevents cheaper and better products from coming to market. The only thing innovative about Apple is they had the foresight to file for incredibly loose and obscure patents, which they later use to claim ownership of other people's work once it actually comes into reality.
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No problem, Sammy will just raise prices for the iPhone's parts again wink.gif
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Why do those patents even exist?
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This is just pathetic Apple. Your Iphone sucks so just take it on the chin and do better next time. Samsung has you beat. Apple is like a spoiled little kid in the school yard that thinks he should be the only one with the shinny new toy.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/26/samsung-lg-lawsuit/

Just saying... rolleyes.gif
    
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No problem, Sammy will just raise prices for the iPhone's parts again wink.gif
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Why do those patents even exist?

As part of a well thought out and long term make-work scheme for lawyers.

They were all about the long game.
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What I find amusing as where there are other sectors in the business that suing takes place, I feel that only in the tech sector is it this prolific. If those magazines were phones I'm sure there would be lawsuits being file right now. They look relatively the same and perform the same function, some are made out of closely related materials. /shrug.
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What I find amusing as where there are other sectors in the business that suing takes place, I feel that only in the tech sector is it this prolific. If those magazines were phones I'm sure there would be lawsuits being file right now. They look relatively the same and perform the same function, some are made out of closely related materials. /shrug.

Files patent on the concept of launching a projectile using explosives

Boom. Every arms manufacturer and defense contractors are now in violation of the patent.

I bet the Russians and other non-US manufacturers/contractors are only going to laugh, really, really hard.
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Another unnecessary lawsuit by Apple to waste everyone's time.
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