Patents laws, wars and trolls explained in a useful infographic
1. android_hitman (unregistered)
apple started this sharade... they want to sell more by eliminating the competition not fair... they realized that their products are not innovative anymore .. in fact they didn't innovated nothing since 2007
2. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
well, technically they werent the first ones to sue... but they are suing for a whole different reason. The rest want a piece of the profit pie from companies, and your right.. apple just wants to shut everyone else down so they can "dominate" the market again without having to innovate.
Yet they blatantly steal from the competitors they sue and say are imitating them. the hypocracy is deafening.
6. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Yes, how dare Apple defends their product from Samsung who can't make a decent device to save their life.
10. G-Reg (unregistered)
Damn Miz, Your not goin to let anyone take your #1 troll status are you?
16. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Why, because I speak the truth that Samsung can't make their own devices without copying Apple?
12. brown_truck_81 (unregistered)
if Samsung "can't make a decent product to save their life" then Apple has nothing to worry about and shouldn't be suing them.
3. really (unregistered)
Apples Iphone did nothing my windows mobile phone didnt do it before it aside from a multitouch screen. In fact the most revolutionary thing apple did was to NOT support multitasking making the user interface always fluid.
4. ibap (Posts: 722; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
HTC bought PATTERNS? What are they, a dress company? "patterns in simple terms"? "puting"?
Hello, is there an editor out there?
And the word is "charade".
@android_hitman - please don't try to defend Android. I'm a fan, but your writing makes people think we're all idiots. And don't blame your phone's pseudo-keyboard.
5. android_hitman (unregistered)
i really don't understand you man !!! what's the problem? could you please explain? i am "slower" than you
8. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
There's nothing wrong or unexpected with the so-called patent war within the mobile industry. For one, Apple introduced a major disruption (Consumer friendly touch GUI for the masses) that has materially impacted the distribution of both profits and market share within the industry. It has also disrupted well established cross licensing paradigms amongst industry players. Clearly the incumbents, as well as profitable entrants, are jockeying hard to reset IP fences by posturing in and out of court. Makes for great news copy, but it should come as no surprise.
As an aside, it is impressive how profitable Apple has become considering how relatively little money it spends on R&D and given the relatively small size of its IP portfolio. No surprise that both Google and Apple are becoming more proactive in acquiring IP to bolster defenses against incumbents like MS and Nokia, whose combined portfolio dwarfs the rest of the industry. Apple has chosen to make nice with Nokia of late...hence the huge cross licensing deal last quarter.
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The only reason Apple chose to make nice on Nokia is because Nokia could have put a world of hurt on Apple with it's patent portfolio. There is probably a similar licensing agreement in place with MS.
11. waveydavey (unregistered)
OK guys, the back and forth bashing of Apple/Android is getting a little absurd. Maybe instead of outright denying any benefits of the competition, we realize that both types of devices have perks, and creative/innovative people driving their success. Everybody's suing in the current techonological environment, and no one company is innocent.
14. BigEaze22 (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 May 2011)
for once, im with taco on this. thumbs up to you waveydavey, and even you too taco