Company with one patent to its name sues Apple over FaceTime and more
posted by Alan F. / Oct 31, 2012, 10:26 PM
Speaking of the other firms, the list of defendants includes Apple, Broadsoft, Inerop Technologies, Iris Wireles, Mobiweb and others. The suit was filed in eastern Virginia district court and Judge John A. Gibney will be presiding. As one of the most valuable companies in the world, and with more money in the vault than Scrooge McDuck, Apple is a natural target for patent trolls like ICC. The latter claims that Apple's FaceTime infringes on its '748 patent.
Will Apple pay ICC to go away? Somehow, we doubt it. Paying off ICC would invite every patent troll in the world to line up for a big pay day. For the legally inclined, you can read the lawsuit below.
source: Scribd via electronista
this is sad, more and more company is trying to attack Apple at all cost :(
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:29 PM 6
Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012
Dude really??? All Apple does is sue! Even more then we see making the news. If you slap the bull...you must fight the bull (World)...apple is getting what it deserves and its not even half of what they have done. I'm still waiting on Google to sue them over their notification trey
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:50 PM 49
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if u hear the word sue the most people will automatically connect it with apple cuz apple sued everyone even non tech companies..
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 11:01 PM 19
Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012
I think you are the biggest loser in PA
posted on Nov 01, 2012, 3:24 AM 1
Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009
Yeah... So many people fall all over themselves because this dudes screen name is Wendy. Even when "she" makes stupid statements people clamor to give "her" negative comments in such a sweet tone. I've seen the avatar "she" used when it looked like a girl. I don't buy it. Einhorns a man and an iFanboy.
posted on Nov 02, 2012, 12:53 PM 0
After all it's Apple who started this new trend of suing over stupid patents
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:34 PM 33
Apple only sued to protect its business from unoriginal competitors. This is just patent abuse by this unknown company. Why not sue Skype and other video chat services?
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 11:49 PM 3
You are always biased towards Apple and a hypocrite and arguing or even a discussion would just be meaningless and am no fanboy like you so don't bring up/take shot at some other OS and no Apple didn't sue to protect it's business cause the patents itself were stupid and the reason the unknown company going after Apple is to get into limelight and who knows may be they were just being supported by the companies Apple has been suing so for with their stupid patents
posted on Nov 01, 2012, 12:40 AM 14
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Taste of their own medicine. Apple was the 1 company who started this Suing BS. Be sure there isn't a whole lot of people who would care less about Apple taking a hit or two from these so called Troll companies!
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:36 PM 23
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Yes, David vs Golith. Go Texas based company, it must have some big cahunas to go after apple like that. Power to them. Hopefully this causes all other companies that own patents which Apple infringes on to step up and follow suite. Death to IOS and all the copyments that they do.
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:40 PM 6
Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012
Just another example of the broken patent system. So many patents granted for things that already exist. Yes, Apple has used the same tactics. Reap what you sow? Two wrongs make a right? As much as I detest Apple, I would rather just see this whole thing STOP!
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:52 PM 13
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This I agree with 100%. I dont really like Apple as a company, dont really want their products anymore....but this needs to stop.
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 11:02 PM 4
Thank you Apple. For your contribution to the tech world. Now we'll see more of this in the future.
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 11:03 PM 9
Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012
Apple introduced a new hobby and a new method for generating news coverage and profit. revolutionary indeed.
posted on Nov 01, 2012, 2:00 AM 3
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