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Company with one patent to its name sues Apple over FaceTime and more

0. phoneArena 31 Oct 2012, 22:26 posted on

Intercarrier Communications has a IP portfolio consisting of one patent for a product it didn't even invent, but is still taking Apple to court over the FaceTime and Messages applications; Apple is one of five defendants in the suit...

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posted on 31 Oct 2012, 23:03 9

11. Savage (unregistered)


Thank you Apple. For your contribution to the tech world. Now we'll see more of this in the future.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 02:00 3

31. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Apple introduced a new hobby and a new method for generating news coverage and profit. revolutionary indeed.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 12:05

50. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Sadly, it's the only thing they've actually invented.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 23:05 3

12. webOSlove (unregistered)


So Apple is getting sued, now phonearena wants to call this company a "patent troll" and get all defensive. Extremely bias.
"Apple is a natural target for patent trolls"
LMAO.
Where the hell were you for the past year?!!

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 23:22 1

16. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Hmm so this is how their vault is heavy? Come-on Apple pay everyone and show investors about your vault.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 23:27

17. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Everyone is looking to kick down Apple's door.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 23:40

19. osaFromJava (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


LOL..first sentence makes laugh......

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 00:18 1

24. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Apple brought this on themselves. Ever since the Galaxy tab 10.1. Now it shall pay for its crimes.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 08:47 1

45. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Even before the Tab; don't forget the Nokia lawsuit which they lost quite spectacularly. If only Nokia had gone for royalties AND a permanent production injunction, apple would just be a music and content store for the devices it was able to sell before the injunction kicked in.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 00:43 5

27. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Wow, what an article, Apple fanatic calling a company suing Apple a patent troll, didn't Apple create loan patents to dummy corps to do that very same thing a couple of years back? How short term is our memory, you know when karma comes back she usually is bringing a whole lot of momentum by the time she returns to you what you dished out.

Some serious bias crap coming out of the minds of some of these articles, like where in the hell is your journalistic pride, to be neutral and call it like it is. This is why I tend to dislike blind devotion to any particular company, when I watch a company repeatedly pretend to be the greatest gift to us all, but always attempting to stifle competition what do you expect? As a human you like to cheer for the guy being subjugated by the bully who for all intentions doesn't have to be such an ass.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 03:14 3

34. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Apple is in nexus with patent trolls
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57340996-37/apple-forced-to-deal-with-patent-troll/

Article speaks for itself more than anything else ...

:)

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 01:11 3

29. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


When Apple sued Samsung they just basically dug their own grave. Lol

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 01:41 1

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


this only shows that to the rest of the world Google and their OS is popular but not valuable so not worh even getting them to court, go after the top dog.. Good luck little company that could the train is coming... off the tracks

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 02:04 1

32. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


That's because Google is not into business of Extortion based on their OS ... got the point?

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 10:18

47. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Gogle has been sued y many companies.. they steal more than any other OS ut in this case is not worth it

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 10:25 1

49. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Nope. Do the COUNT of things stolen and Apple will top the list. Every company steals in the sense that Lean Manufacturing revolves around Steealing and then improving upon that but Apple shouts the most about being robbed when Apple robs trhe most :)

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 12:09

51. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


what has apple actually invented?

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 00:13

58. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I take it you have the actual evidence about which OS steals the most. How do you know its Google? Didnt Oracle just lose a major case against Google?

Your logic is illogical.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 07:09

44. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


You seem to forget that lil company called Orcale that tried to sue Google...

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 10:18

48. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


and lost and so will this little company...

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 06:15

59. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I was being sarcastic calling Oracle a lil company, since you claim its not worth it to sue Google. Oracle seemed to think so, tried to for billions too. Thats billions with an s...

Seems like the fanboyism is causing you to lose brain cells....I know good n well you remember that case. Many predicted the down fall of Android, Google with that case...

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 05:19 2

36. putes (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Apple opened a Pandora's box of legal nightmare with silly lawsuits to slow competition. Apple is now getting the blowback they deserve. The reality is that Apple didn't really invent much of what they claim they did.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 05:31 1

37. weedl (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


let the games begins hahaha

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 05:37 1

39. PhoneCritic (Posts: 694; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Thoswho live by suing die by suing. How Ironic is it that When apple started this whole business the just open the doors for this to directly affect them as well.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 09:40

46. superguy (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Patent troll wars!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 12:51

52. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Patent troll being sued by another...get out some popcorn and enjoy the show....of course Mxy and G-King are going to tell us "OH POOR APPLE, they are only trying to defend their IP!" ....Yeah, an IP!! that APPLE has stolen over the years and lets other patent troll companies sue for them, such as DIGITUDE. See article in #34.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 17:06

55. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I'm going to side with Apple in this particular dispute. I think it is wrong for Intercarrier to file this law suit. Now the problem, this problem and all of these patent law suits is an issue with the patent system. Many people do not feel that many of these patents that were granted to Apple or anyone else should not have been granted in the first place. Something has to be done about this.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 17:56

56. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Hypocrisy at its finest from an iFAN:
"Apple only sued to protect its business from unoriginal competitors. This is just patent abuse by this unknown company. Why not sue Skype and other video chat services?"

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:07

57. samystic (Posts: 230; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


@ Alan F.
really? patent troll? lottery ticket? may i ask you who 'invented' this trolling? it was Apple with a dirt patent war on Samsung (on it's icons)! so what if this is an 'unknown' company in USA?

biased opinions smell like fanboism

samystic

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