Apple gets sued for $2 billion by German patent troll
posted by Alan F. / Feb 05, 2014, 11:18 AM
This particular patent has been the subject of another court battle. Apple, Nokia, Ericsson, HTC and Vodafone tried to get the European Patent Office to declare this bit of intellectual property declared invalid. And Apple isn't the only tech company to be sued by IPCom in a suit related to this particular patent. Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia and others have been sued over illegal use of the patent, according to the German patent troll.
IPCom is demanding that Apple pay it €1.57 billion ($2.12 billion USD) for infringing on its IP. The company states that the patent is extremely important in the industry because it enables emergency responders like the police to have priority on a crowded and overloaded mobile network.
Apple has declined to comment on the suit.
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C'mon Germans, SQUEEZE THE JUICE OUT OF APPLE
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 11:22 AM 38
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Pot, meet kettle.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 11:38 AM 9
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Vi gaat et. Vi aar gona du thet. Vet en waatch.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 1:00 PM 3
2 billion dollars sounds a pretty sweet price compare to what the greedy fruit ask against samsung.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 7:13 PM 3
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Karma can really suck when you act the bully all the time. I can hear a faint laughter from Samsung over this one.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 11:33 AM 16
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"German Patent Troll"... Now I see where a lot of PA users get their immaturity from..
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 11:48 AM 12
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It's meant to discredit the company that has filed suit. Similar to what the media does to political candidates. This webssite is so biased towards Apple it almost makes me want to gag. So why would you be surprised that when Apple is caught allegedly doing something illegal and wrong, the authors here try to discredit Apple's accuser by calling them "patent trolls"?
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 12:26 PM 12
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Good stuff guy, I didn't even catch that. It is Alan F. though, he is one of the biggest Apple fanboys this site has though. So I don't think whole site is biased, just one very active article guy.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 12:57 PM 5
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Dear Rodneyej1... You should research before you "SPEAK". IPCom is known as the "Godfather of Patent Trolls".http://idevicedailys.com/apple
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 3:05 PM 0
Dear Topcat, when someone questions the balance of a website, is it wise to use a website called "iDevicedailys.com" as the source? IPCom is known as the "Godfather of Patent Trolls"....according to a website whose homepage banner links include Apple, iphone, and OS X.
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 11:07 PM 0
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