Apple is sued by Caltech over the use of four Wi-Fi patents

Just the other day, we told you that Apple's legal team had its hands full with portfolio holding company VirnetX. The latter had won a jury award of $625 million against Apple, and was seeking an additional $190 million. It also asked the judge to force Apple to shut down its iMessages and FaceTime features. Now, Apple's attorney's are being called on again to defend the company in another patent infringement case...
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222 Comments

143. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

Typical Mxy retort. He gets his card pulled, is shown that he's really a bratty little kid that's saying "if you can do it, so can I", and has no real counter.

171. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Typical Meanest comeback consists of deflecting and copying responses.

190. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering that all you do is deflect and mimic others responses, like you just did mine, you've no leg to stand on here. And you're still deflecting, even now.

204. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh that's rich coming from you.

215. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's also the truth. Deal with it.

108. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So it's always someone else's fault. I was about to say if you're so angry about it why would you do it yourself, then I remembered. I've had this argument before, except the reason you did it was because I brought something you deemed not relevant into the argument. So you can bitch people out for doing something, but when you do it and someone else bitches you out, it's someone else's fault? Take some personal responsibility, no one is forcing you to do it, you made a conscious decision to do so.

130. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Again, why do you always give me your pep talks? Why can't you do the same to the kids up above? Admittedly, I do recall something to what you are talking about but that's been a while back. Let it go?

144. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

Because you do it more than anyone, and try to justify it by pointing your little finger and saying "he did it, so I did it".

172. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not as much as you do.

191. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words: "If I say Meanest points his finger and says he did it, so I did it enough times, maybe someone will believe it." There. I fixed your BS post for you.

205. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think you need to fix yourself first before you try to fix my posts.

216. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lame response from a lame troll.

147. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Because this is between me and you, quit trying to drag others into it. I'll let it go when you either admit you're a hypocrite or stop doing what you bitched me out for. Sound fair?

174. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Fair, but I'm not trying to drag anyone into anything. What I am telling you is don't point fingers at one without poiting them at all.

177. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

First, yes you are, repeatedly. "Why can't you do the same to the kids up above?" "Meanest has been doing it to" Second, the issue is not that they're doing it, I've done it and I hve no problem with doing it to highlight a point. The issue is that you have bitched people out in the past for doing, but are now doing it yourself. It has nothing to do with it being done, it has to do with you chastising people for doing it and then turning around and doing it yourself. And then you get angry when called out for it. If you don't like the practice, then don't do it, simple as that. The only difference appears to be that you think it's OK to do it to defend Apple and throw blame onto Google or whoever else you don't like, but when you have called people out for it, it's because they're showing Apple in a bad light. So as you said earlier, if it's OK to do in one instance, shouldn't it be okay to do it for anyone? That's why I called you a hypocrite. If it's not on for me or anyone else to do it, then don't do it yourself. But if you now think it's OK o do it, then that makes you a hypocrite for chastising me and other for doing it in the past.

206. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm going to assume those were past arguments. I think the issue is that you're taking this way too seriously. I'm no different than some of the ones up above. I'm a hypocrite, meanest is definitely a hypocrite. We are all hypocrites in some way.

210. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If you hadn't tried to dictate what the argument rules were in our past conversations, this wouldn't be an issue. But you always try to do something like that. Either it's, that wasn't mentioned in the article so it isn't relevant, or its in the last so what does it matter, or your strawman argument BS. You try to make rules about how the arguments should go to make your position look better. That's what I have a problem with, especially when you do the same as I do when it suits you. And btw, the Google vs Oracle case would be considered a strawman argument in this situation.

217. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

No one is more of a hypocrite than you are. #UndisputedFacts

34. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Look. Up in the sky. It's a turd. It's a pain. It's Deflector!

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao!

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A turd in the sky? Are you flinging poo again, tedkord?

41. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just dodging yours. I'm thinking Super Mega Deflector is a better superhero name for you.

56. engineer-1701d unregistered

like thats real its away to get there name out across the world , huawei does not but copy every phone and idea its china,

58. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Apple is just a purchaser of the offending products. Broadcom is the offender. When you buy a product, it is with the assumption they have their ducks in a row. CalTech's case sounds legit, so Apple and Broadcom won't be the only ones ponying up cash. Expect Microsoft, Samsung, and others to be in line to pay the piper.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. I'm just referring to all of the lawsuits that Apple is being hit with, lately. Besides, don't these companies check to see if what they're purchasing for use in their products infringes on others IP? I know that would be tedious, in some cases extremely so, but it would help them avoid situations like this.

104. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I would agree if they were buying from smaller suppliers, but you kind of expect that the Giants of the industry (Like Qualcomm and Briadcom) to be selling you licensed tech. I'm not sure Apple will even take a hit on this, just as they didn't when Samsung sued them for LTE patent infringement, but Broadcom will just pass the cost on to customers like Apple once Broadcom reaches a settlement with CalTech.

145. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

I also respect that a giant in the industry like Apple to double check this stuff. I'm pretty sure they have a whole fleet of lawyers to check over patents.

59. andynaija

Posts: 1248; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Just curious, whats IP?

60. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

Intellectual Property.

62. andynaija

Posts: 1248; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Thanks for the quick response!
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