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Apple scores limited victory against HTC

0. phoneArena 19 Dec 2011, 17:24 posted on

Apple scored a limited victory against HTC today, but the ITC ruled only for a limited scope, and HTC has already claimed a work-around to the ruling...

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posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:37 3

1. paulyyd (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


scoree

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:40 5

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


First. Justice has been served, ban HTC devices since they're violating copyright.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:51 5

3. ngo2dd (Posts: 778; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Wow I guess you can't read very well. HTC will not be ban because none of the current HTC device are running 1.6 to 2.2 beside the thunderbolt. If you happen to read other sources. Nice try troll.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:53 1

6. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


hey they will read one source and take its word...just like how they were dissing android for ciq,when also ios also used it lol

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:51 2

5. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1552; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


LOL EPIC FAIL

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 18:19 6

8. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Patents are not copyrights. Troll harder broseph.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 22:23 2

16. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


just because apple was officially one of the first "smartphone" manufacturers doesn't mean it can copyright (or pattent) things like a touchscreen.. right now Apple is just drowning other manufacturers in red tape. i'm pretty sure they know that when it comes down to it they won't win this war.

and i feel like i can't stress enough that i think this whole war is silly. Apple and Android cater to wildly different demographics...and we should all embrace the competition that will drive down prices and skyrocket innovation. why anyone would oppose...

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 07:21

26. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


so stupid... honestly. wow.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:51 5

4. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


this is just like the time apple got samsung devices ''banned'' in the netherlands and apple fans were happy when all that happened was samsung changed a few codes about and NEVER got banned....samething going to happen hear,apple fans cry for joy that htc is banned from april but htc changes a few codes and guess what? not single htc device gets stopped from being sold.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:59 2

7. paulyyd (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


yeah but they were still found guilty of stealing patents from apple and legally banned from selling products which is hilarious ;)

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 19:47 7

10. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


again they got "banned" technically but it didn't actual them from selling the product...now if they stopped the sale of the products then its a real ban...the fact that HTC has over 2 month to fix the infringement and seems like they all ready have a work around looks like HTC will continue on selling its devices so its no real harm...stealing is not the right term...they just happened to infring just like apple also happened to infringe on moto...you could create something right now thinking its your original idea when most likely you are probably infringing on patents that don't mean you stole it now does it...it is almost impossible in today's world to create something original without having some sort of infringement.....

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 19:47 1

12. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


i voted you down by accident. sorry

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 21:28

15. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


no problem

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 19:47 1

11. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


why is it hilarious? patent theft has been around since the dawn of patents. there isnt a tech company out there that doesnt build on the ideas of others. its called innovation. it wasnt until more recently that the circle jerking litigation became so prevalent,

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 00:26 2

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5534; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Best way for HTC owners to get an ICS upgrade, as it appears that ICS does not infringe the one patent that was upheld.... Potentially a happy day for HTC owners and owners-to-be.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 04:11

24. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Man, that was what I was thinking about! With only older versions of android infringing the patent, it would force htc to update every phone's firmware! But then, froyo and earlier versions only. So does that mean gingerbread phones would not be affected?

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 18:30 4

9. tkofkc (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)


Rejoice ye Apple Dweebs, Lord Jobs has given thee righteous vindication against that which would hail itself supreme. Let not their contacts populate in a manor set forth by our master, All praise the Jobs.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 19:50 6

13. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I will say this AGAIN, when Motorola is done with APPLE for infringing on real patients, we all will see Apple sheep mope and cry about its not right and not fair.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 00:31 1

18. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Amen to that brother. I want to see the White Death exterminated!!

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 20:17 5

14. ngo2dd (Posts: 778; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


It is funny that they threw 10 patent at them and only one stick. And if people know anything it is over hyperlink in email and in text message dealing with phone number. This was a patent in 1999. It was for computer but smartphone are mini computer.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 00:38

19. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1198; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


There are people out there fighting our country, freedom. And this is what Apple wants to fight about? Go to hell Apple... I guess the death of Steve Jobs wasnt enough... too soon?

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 01:14 2

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Done haters... you guys hate Apple and do not miss a beat to what Apple does... lol I was going to post sooner but this was too good to miss.. Apple is here to stay... and remember... 2 modifications to the iphone and is game over android... so the ones crying and whinning like fandroids will be you guys... raise my glass ( not plastic ..dont care how durable it is )and toast with the Apple Army...

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 05:23 1

25. tkofkc (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)


Raise ye Apple dweebs and join our brother gallitoking in a toast. Let us drink the Kool-aid given to us by the Steve. A toast in the words the elder RIM has taught us 'Sue unto others before others can sue unto you'. Let us hold true our beliefs that no one shall bring another platform before the Jobs and that his handset reigns supreme; for memory shall not to be expanded nor batteries replaced and that his proprietary power connection is the only true design.

Drink we now together and fandriods cast aside, for we pursue the path of the fallen Palm and the prophet RIM. Let us stand together as we stand in line at the temples of white and march blindly into the sea.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 09:30 1

28. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that was made all the funnier by the profile picture.. lol

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 07:56

27. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


agree apple is not going anywhere and dont think android or goiigle is going to go anywhere anytime soon...have a toast but dont drop the glass we all know what happens

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 01:36

21. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Me fApple!Me want more monei! I sue everythink! iStupid!

btw I misspelled on purpose

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 01:48 1

22. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


For as long as the touchscreen has been around, the patent in this dispute has also been around. So what happened here- did Apple buy the patent from the original owner? They sure did not develop it. But then the patent system is messed up, hence this...

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 01:48

23. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


For as long as the touchscreen has been around, the patent in this dispute has also been around. So what happened here- did Apple buy the patent from the original owner? They sure did not develop it. But then the patent system is messed up, hence this...

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 13:34

29. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


who made the first touchscreen phone any way?

posted on 26 Dec 2011, 21:11

31. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Touch-Screen.htm

this looks pretty legit. :)

posted on 26 Dec 2011, 21:10

30. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


just because HTC makes sexier phones than Apple... (although guiltily i will admit the iPhone 4 is damn good looking)

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