Tim Cook prefers settling lawsuits, hates litigation
posted by Michael H. / Apr 24, 2012, 10:10 PM
After the earnings call today in which Apple announced a better-than-expected quarter, Tim Cook made his views on the patent wars quite clear saying, "I’d rather settle a patent lawsuit, but I don’t want Apple to be the developer for the world, I want people to make their own stuff," adding, "I've always hated litigation, and I continue to hate it."
Of course, actions speak louder than words and while Tim says that he hates litigation, nothing has come from Apple's attempt to settle its lawsuit on various Android manufacturers, and is still locked in battles with Motorola, HTC and others. This may not be for lack of trying on Apple's part, but we just don't know. Still, maybe this is another baby step towards a different Apple than the one we've known.
source: The Next Web
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Don't expect Tim Cook to be a softie when it comes to patent ligitation. Tim watched Steve Jobs in action for many years before becoming CEO. There is a reason why Apple sues companies that tried to steal Apple's IP. By the way, if you want to read the actual transacript as opposed to reading it from a third source, seekingalpha.com offers free transcripts -- but please read disclaimer.
posted on Apr 24, 2012, 10:23 PM 5
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"There is a reason why Apple sues companies that tried to steal Apple's IP" I really hate it when people try to justify Apple's actions by making a blanket statement about other companies "stealing" its "IP." Especially when Apple has been all about doing exactly what other manufacturers are accused of.
posted on Apr 24, 2012, 10:38 PM 10
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"stole" patent after patent, eh? Samsung has been found guilty of violating what, one, two? And how minor were the changes they had to make? Yeah. As for HTC, same story. And Motorola, well, not only is Apple having a tough time pinning any infringement on them, but Motorola has been having a GRAND old time showing the world how much of their tech has been ripped off by Apple, while the best Apple's gotten has been a couple of gestures and graphics.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 2:57 AM 4
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Is Apple "developer of the world" or "copycat of the world" from "Star Trek" movie's phone and tablet?? improved it and marketing it. The Star Trek producers should sue Apple for copycat of their faked phone and tablet.
posted on Apr 24, 2012, 10:31 PM 9
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apple has done their share. they reVitolized an industry that was pretty stagnant. Revolutionized ???? I still take issue with, since they just took everything that was existing and stuck it under one roof in an easy to access grid. apple steals and is stolen from. that is the way of the industry. apple is no more innocent than guilty compared to the next person. fanboys on both sides just need to get over that. as far as Tim Cook goes.. I hope he is tired of seeing his brand drug through the mud. He couldnt do anything about it when Steve was in charge.. but now he is. its his shoulders and his confidence.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 1:53 AM 3
Apple is the "developer for the world?". They just announced high sales for a phone without LTE, doesn't transfer files via Bluetooth, has a small screen, and no memory expansion. They were late when they stole the status bar and gave in to MMS. If Apple is the developer of the world, I guess OEMs that actually offer FEATURES are the developers of the "Galaxy."
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 2:00 AM 1
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Developer for the world is the biggest load of s**t i've ever heard This is every industry works. Just because someone built a sedan doesn't mean another manufacturer can't make one. Same goes for TVs, same goes for toasters If you take apart iOS, it has elements from all the previous gen OS (palm, winmo, symbian) As for actual real patents, apple has less patents in the mobile space than AT&T
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 3:40 AM 0
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Michael Heller, if you want to attract fan swarms for some kind of experiment, publishing many articles in just few hours won't help you because you need to allow swarms to nest somewhere, this way you only get them confused in which they will stick. And of course, you need to be more creative. These are pretty much recycled news. It should be more like the article inspired by me - that one attracted over 120 comments till now ;-)
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 2:24 AM 3
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