Boston University sues Apple for patent infringement
posted by Alan F. / Jul 03, 2013, 12:23 PM
Boston University has already filed claims against eight other manufacturers including Samsung and Amazon. One tech analyst, Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates, believes that if BU wins its case against Apple, it could end up netting as much as $75 million. He says that a settlement could also result in that high of a payout. What might sway a jury in the University's favor is the fact that at least one company pays a licensing fee to use the component in question.
source: BostonHerald via electronista
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Good luck for Boston University! :)
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 12:25 PM 20
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This is a new height of Apple patent trolling business. Now Apple is teaching suing to universities. Next will be Boston University V/s Harvard.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 12:46 PM 7
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A new player joined the Holy Patient War haha
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 12:38 PM 9
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Yea Boston!. I hope you win and get that 75 million dollars. Apple honestly deserve that and i can say that with no regret because they are a piece of crap of a company. they say they don;t want copying and yet they literally copy other OS's aka Android. What a bunch of hypocrites man. Seriously grow some balls.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 12:52 PM 7
Patent trolling at its finest.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 1:02 PM 2
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So by your definition, anyone can be a patent troll EXCEPT for Apple. Get real. I have said before that almost anything built is done so using ideas or components that are not their own. There's nothing wrong with that, as long as the originator is compensated. That's what the patent system is there for. If someone loans money to someone and then expects them to pay it back, they aren't money hungry, they're only expecting to be reimbursed for the loan. You seem to have some really skewed views about this industry. Apple didn't invent it, and they're just as capable of patent infringement as any other company. Take the blinders off and realize while they do produce a good product, they aren't the be all/ end all of the mobile industry.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 2:22 PM 3
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Really. Did you all not see Samsung getting sued too. So stop jumping on apple unless you getting paid to.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 1:23 PM 0
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Samsung should buy the patent for some ridiculous amount and then go for a sales ban.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 3:33 PM 1
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Now that would be patent trolling
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 4:01 PM 0
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