Federal Judge rules against Apple as HTC's patents will stand
0. phoneArena 08 Sep 2012, 13:51 posted on
Apple asked a Federal Judge to rule that patents being used by HTC in a patent suit against the Cupertino tech giant were invalid because HTC purchased them from a third party to use agressively; the judge ruled in favor of Taiwan based HTC...
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122. darkkjedii (Posts: 21718; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's true and knowing me I'll buy it too. Dude up till two weeks ago I had 6 phones all gsm of course. iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S... International gs3, skyrocket, and the OG Htc hero I had since 09 lol. Now it's jus the 4S and gs3. No I'm not rich lol, but Craigslist is awesome when people need bill money ;).
159. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Okay, that's awesome. How do you do it? I'd love to have an AT&T or Tmo SIM and just swap it back and forth between GSM devices.
Is there a particular strategy you use?
161. darkkjedii (Posts: 21718; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well all of em were AT&T except the hero and gs3 which were unlocked. So this place called ETC Wireless made this tray that looks like a standard size sim card. I simply pop out the sim for the 4S and use the tray for the standard size sim phones. All off the same number. Insurance would only cover the phone that the sims in though.
165. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Alright, cool. Once my contract expires, I'll either do this or go with Verizon's LTE.
124. darkkjedii (Posts: 21718; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
What cut the fun out was apple mini sim making me have to have two sims which meant instead of jus swapping I had to call in and activate them then this 3rd party dealer made me a little sim tray that the mini sims fit in so I can use the 4S and gs3 cuz the gs3 is only hspa+
151. KParks23 (Posts: 627; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
Finally and its my favorite mfr taking it to them... Ive ready that the drop down notification menu is in the complaint take that apple come up with ur own s**t!
158. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)
Apple is the only smartphone company where number of court case are more than number of smartphone launched(iphone,3gs,4,4s etc).
4. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
didn't apple buy a company that had lte patents ot just the patents themselves to defend themselves and to counter sue samsung. yet it's wrong if htc or samsung does it. bunch of hypocrites apple are.
10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I was literally about to say the exact same thing...
94. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
What is the saying? - Do as I say, not as I do? I am reminded of another statement (I am paraphrasing) - People should innovate, not copy our innovations....
The irony is too much.
111. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
bunch of whiney btches apple is you mean.
114. Aeires (unregistered)
That and Apple was trying to pull a very slick move by getting purchased patents invalidated, thereby setting a massive precedence. No doubt they had their own versions ready to be filed to fill the void of the invalidated patents should that move be allowed.
149. Hemlocke (unregistered)
No, they didn't. HTC and Google are the only ones doing that. Apple was part of the consortium that bought the Nortel patents last year, but Google also bid on those.
166. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thats not true at all. MS and apple set up a side company to try to share patents to litigate android to death, right up until the media caught attention of it.
However, Apple buys companies all the time to get their patent portfolios. Apple is a HUGE patent troll.
They just ran a story about how Apple was buying up all these smaller companies with LTE patents. They are the worlds 3rd or 4th largest holder of LTE patents (from zero 2 yrs ago).. and they have never made a single iphone with LTE.
5. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
So when Apple did it, it was okay for them to monopolize the "look and feel" but when it comes to real technology advancements they cry like little b*tches?
We already gave you first dibs with look and feel even though you weren't first.
HTC legitimately made the first LTE device.
6. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Bad news for apple, its not good marketing for them especially they will be launching their new iphone. If this new iphone has lte, not only Samsung will sue them, HTC as well. This will be a bad bad bad karma.
7. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)
Apple; dont start a war unless you are ready to fully fight it......
8. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
HTC getting their money back they been losing it but found a great way to reclaim it. An ha Apple pisses of HTC their newest products will be banned. ha if they actually made some innovations they wouldn't have to worry about things like this
14. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
Apple ??? U just suck.....! lol and this time u stuck :p
15. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
Judge made me happy by saying ... I don't care :p hahaha
29. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
I must say, my faith in american justice has been restored.
95. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
He doesn't. Justice is supposed to be blind. At least in the U.S.
17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
There was one light moment in court on Friday when Judge Pender asked Apple lawyer Michael McKeon if the new version of Apple's iconic touchscreen phone was going to be introduced next week. McKeon said that he wasn't privy to that information. Judge Pender then asked, "It will be thinner and the screen bigger?"and McKeon responded, “That’s what the blogs are saying."
The judge is going to have so much fun with Apple. Can't wait to see how all of this ends!
21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"The judge is going to have so much fun with Apple."
I would say the judge is already having fun with Apple.
18. Carlitos (Posts: 514; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
LOL take that Apple. I read about this earlier today and ever since i've been observing Apples stock and it hasnt even flinched.
But when the news comes around that Apple is doing great in a court case the stock price rises.