Two German courts say Apple infringed on two Motorola patents
0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2011, 03:15 posted on
Apple got hit with a case of instant karma in Germany as the same proceedings used by the Cupertino based firm to block shipments of Samsung products in certain countries is being employed by Motorola to get two German courts to rule against Apple on two counts of patent infringement....
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68. cncrim (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
FYI, apple didnt invent tablet if you check Fujistu create notebook had touch screen and most the features table have today except pinch to zoom ......... and happen own one way back 2005. If still remember it rite the mdel is P1000. Google it if need.
43. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
He didnt read it lol just skimmed and responded.. didnt feel the need to check his sources. I think a ban would be better than just having Apple pay them royalties. Like with Samsung vs Apple.. rather than Apple saying.. ok well since your tablet looks like ours we want royalties... they said.. BAN it and REMOVE it from the market. Like someone earlier in the thread said Moto should push to ban in some key countries and collect money by leaving other countries open to the sale of Apple phones. I do find this pretty humorous to read and im actually suprised Taco has been so quiet for the most part in this thread. Taco why dont you stand up for your iGod and call Moto yourself and BEG that they are polite. No doubt Moto will be fair and just with their decision and no doubt eventually with Apple stepping all over other companies will stand up to Apple and their patent war.. difference being its one company pissing off tons of others... one vs many usually goes in one direction.. regardless of how strong or large the one is. Taco you should go to a middleschool and test this one out.. go start punching kids in the face and see how many you can fight off before you get the sh*t beat out of you lol.
46. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Damnit I totally forgot.. sending you there would just be putting you against your peers.. perhaps you should just visit an elementary school?
48. Sniggly (Posts: 6759; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Sorry, Jobes, your argument won't quite work here. I've had Taco tell me that he would've beaten me up in school. He's also not fond of anything nerdy. It's obvious that he's a total bully and revels in it. :)
51. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Aw well there is nothing manly about a Taco aye :P Keep in mind too just because he "says" he would have beaten you up in school doesnt mean he could lol. That "reality distortion field" applies to all walks of life =P
38. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
siri are u upset that steve jobs is dead????? no he did nothing it was all started by the WOZ!!!!
47. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Delicious.. yum... OMFG WTF IS THAT.. gah a worm.. *pukes all over his iphone*
53. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
you guys are mean but I LOVE IT :)
This is what i called "karma" what's goes around comes around
54. putes (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
You knew this coming. The reality is that most of Apple products rest on the shoulders of other innovators so it was only a matter of time before lawsuits will start hitting back at Apple.
Steve Jobs was a great innovator in terms of improving products for the masses. However, the fact that Steve never admitted that a lot of his ideas were in fact improvements on innovations of others drove me nuts. Steve went as far as claiming sole invention of some products.
The arrogance of Apple suing other companies over silly open-ended patents opened a can of worms that will eventually hit back at Apple hard.
Apple should focus on innovation and take it easy on legal fronts otherwise this and other lawsuits could damage Apple severely.
63. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Apple hasn't even lost the lawsuit yet. They haven't even tried to fight back. We'll see once the dust settles.
Steve Jobs pretty much created computers as we know today along with smartphones and then tablets. He also reinvented the music industry with the iPod and iTunes.
65. MAS10X (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)
Now now hold on, he did not "create" those things you mention. He just figured a way to make them desirable to simpletons like yourself. The big companies realize how profitable is to milk a simpleton like you, hence why you see like everything trying to put an "i" in front of their name. Apple did not fight back, cause they have no argument and their shepherd, may god have him in his grace, is no longer calling the shots and the current executives do not possess the brains or balls that Jobs had. By the same token, his brains, or inflated ego, and his balls, his tyranny reign, is also why many people dislike Apple. In my opinion, I think the iphone should not be banned because it will only make it more desirable, instead Motorola should hit them hard with royalties in order to help lift them again and allow them to make great quality phones like they used to.
That's just my two cents...
Motorola to Apple: How bout them APPLES?! hahaha :)
69. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Yeah and jobs pretty much cured cancer.
You act like he's the God of technology. Jesus christ, taco.
70. ElectroManiac (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
lol at Steve Jobs creating computer as we know today hahaha this guy is funny.
Let me introduce you the Xerox Alto
This is what your beloved Steve Jobs copy to make the Apple II
Also the Commodore PET was release before the Apple II
And he didn't create the smartphones and the tablets as well.
73. superguy (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Hmm, I seem to remember owning Windows smartphones before Apple even put one out ...
Microsoft, Blackberry, and Symbian were long in the smartphone arena before Apple even showed up. Apple just figured out a way to make them cool and appeal to a broader range of people.
And btw Taco, if you don't show up for court, you lose.
And let's also not forget that Wozniak is the one who actually DESIGNED the computer and it was his engineering prowess that did more for Apple in the early days than Jobs did. Additionally, you can't forget what IBM, Compaq, Bill Gates, and others did for the PC market. The PC "clone" market is what made computers what they were today, not Apple.
There are those of us who were alive as all this actually unfolded and remember what happened while you were just a twinkle in your parents' eye.
77. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I'm sorry but beyond USA mac os is almost dead and europeans don't use macbooks, cubes etc.
Linux, WIndows...those are systems mostly utilize.
Don't be childish...he didn't created computers "as we now today".
He was possesed to create sth different from what Gates&Co made.
I agree that he did something almost unimaginable. He convinced so many people to buy legal music. And it was good.
But music industry don't rely completely on Ipods and Ipads.
Don't consider them as a miracles because they are not.
I got iriver which is better music player than Ipod.
And smartphones were a long time before Jobs even though about creating Iphone.
Iphone, neither 1 nor 2 & 3 were NOT smartphones. They were and still are simple phones with great touch interface which is enough for most users.
But don't call them smartphones because they are NOT.
79. stealthd (Posts: 927; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Actually they are smartphones, putting the word "not" in caps doesn't change that.
76. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
damm i wanted to com to this discussion , but as usual.. is cramped with haters..... ohh well will go to Android Articles.. there is always room over there....
78. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I got goosebumps when i hear that Iphone is a smartphone
...and Jobs invented smartphones.
Good Lord..in what parallel universe do you live?
81. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
ok so now that you feel better.... now what?....
80. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
"UPDATE: It looks like Motorola’s win was scored against Apple Inc. rather than its local subsidiary, Apple Germany. As Apple Inc. doesn’t sell anything in Germany, it looks like this is an empty victory for Motorola"
Lol. Android fanboys are celebrating over a moot effort, LOL.