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Two German courts say Apple infringed on two Motorola patents

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Nov 2011, 03:15

Apple got hit with a case of instant karma in Germany as the same proceedings used by the Cupertino based firm to block shipments of Samsung products in certain countries is being employed by Motorola to get two German courts to rule against Apple on two counts of patent infringement....

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posted on 05 Nov 2011, 04:49 4

11. Le05K (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

All of them should stop it it's bulls**t, if they ban the product we as customers have nothing to play with and nothing to complain about, if thy call for royalties we as customers will pay for it. Lawyers are the winners no mater the result and we all lose.
any way is good that Apple taste it's own medicine:D

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 05:52 2

13. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Apple wants to show that Motorola as well as Sumsung are engaging in anti-competitive practices as part of the Android conspiracy. This is the likely scenario when Apple appeals the decision.

With Google buying Motorola, and then giving HTC ammo to sue Apple, and with the recent Samsung FRAND fiasco, the Android camp is looking jejune. It's got anticompetitiveness written all over it. The fact is Apple has been around the block a lot longer than the Android camp.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 07:20 8

19. jacko (unregistered)

u keep thinking that if it makes u happy

its apple that's being anticompetitive

*pats taco on the back* its ok man dont cry

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 08:09

22. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

The android fan club missed the simple fact that the European Commission is currently looking into Samsung's anticompetitive behavior to date. The truth hurts.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 12:36 3

49. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

And your missing the simple fact that this has nothing to do with Samsungs lawsuit :) So your saying Moto is being anti-competitive by doing the same thing to Apple that Apple did to Samsung? WOOOOOW So if its Apple chewing on other companies its ok but when other companies gnaw on that granny smith OH SH*T HOLD THE PHONE.. THATS ANTI-COMPETITIVE!!!!

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 09:06 6

26. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)

but if the tables were turned, it would be ok right? loool everybody is just mad because apple is losing at their own game

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 10:10 4

30. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

u r right sweety

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 05:57 13

14. akhi216 (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 May 2011)

Siri, why did your makers infringe on Motorola's intellectual properties?

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 05:59 12

15. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

"Sorry I can't answer that right now"

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 06:12

16. bigboss (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

"Now I can answer. They wanted to sue Motorola,demanding the patent to to be theirs. Alas! Motorola appealed appealed before. ;-(

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 06:20 10

17. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Well, very few people know that crapple paid over 700 million to Nokia, back in 2010.
It was an off court settlement over the patent infringement.
Now I'd like to see them banned worldwide, lol.
It would be only fair.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 06:45 8

18. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)

Apple continues to spiral down with bad news, issues with their dissapointing 4s, patents, and fans who only know how to say "iphone is the best" lol what goes around comes around apple!

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 10:20 6

32. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Jobs is gone, the Reality Distortion Field is breaking down.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 10:41 3

33. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)

exactly could have not said it better!

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 12:40 4

50. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

The reality is the "Reality Distortion Field" was never really there it was just a figment of Jobs imagination =P

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 07:22 8

20. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

crapple is disgusting..

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 08:00 6

21. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Suck it bitches.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 08:19 6

23. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

Siri why am iam i getting sued is it because we are assholes?

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 09:08 7

27. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Funny how the 2 jotos arent saying anything.......loooool, (Tacito, Gallito)

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 10:11 6

31. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

they r crying home alone:)

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 10:50 4

35. mukrenol (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)

dear PA
you always have some explanation for apple's move or lost...

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 11:17 4

36. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)

i think they should license there product hell apple license every darn thing.... who in the hell would license "slide to unlock" thats just childish of apple

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 11:18

37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

And all the fandroid hypocrites show their true colors. When Apple sues its anti competitive and the lawsuit has no merit. When Apple gets sued its no longer anti competitive and everything is dandy. In fact some of the comments are asking for an iPhone ban while you complain when Apple does the same.


posted on 05 Nov 2011, 11:25 5

40. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

apple started with the banning so if anyone does try to ban them they deserve it..personally i dont think anyone should be allowed to ban ANY products

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 11:53 5

41. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Taco, it's been explained to you dozens of times what the issue is. The issue is that Apple treats its own patents like fire from the Gods and sues the s**t out of companies who dare make a rectangle with a touchscreen, aiming to have them completely removed from the market, while never bothering to pay a single red cent to anyone else in the cell phone industry or acknowledge all the hard work the other companies did to develop the tech that devices like the iPhone rely on.


Now, Taco, I want you to repeat my entire comment verbatim so that I know you actually read it.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 12:11

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Starting the lies early today? Apple does pay royalties and settlements. Motorola sued Apple first before any of their mobile lawsuits. So by your fandroid logic motorola is the aggressor here.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 12:27 4

44. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Apple has paid one royalty settlement to a cell phone company, to Nokia, after Nokia dragged them through court. Got any others? I'd like to hear them.

Motorola only sued after trying for years to get some kind of payment out of Apple for the patents that Apple violated. The patents that Moto holds are over tech for cell phones, tech that Moto obviously developed and Apple didn't. Apple has been suing over bulls**t like pinch to zoom and general design cues. "Oh dear! We figured out that if someone slides their fingers together on a touchscreen we can make it zoom out on whatever the person is viewing! We make a phone that's a rounded rectangle with a touchscreen! NO ONE ELSE CAN MAKE ANYTHING THAT USES ROUNDED RECTANGLES AND TOUCHSCREENS!!!!"

Now, as for Motorola: "we've spent decades and millions of dollars building phones that have better battery life, reliability, and reception. We've helped develop the standards which cell phones use to communicate today. Oh, Apple, you want to use all the tech that we've developed? That's cool. We'd just like some compensation for all the time and money we've put In for you. Apple? Apple, can you hear us? We'd just like some recognition for the decades we've spent doing all the heavy lifting. Apple, come on. This isn't funny anymore."

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 18:49 1

60. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

As I have proven in other threads this is pretty much the first time a company has used patents without the intention of collecting royalties from them.

They are scared of the competition so they want to ban their products. They should be scared too because the only people left supporting this nonsense are morons like you taco.

Do the world a favor and make an appointment to get fixed the last thing we need is people like you reproducing.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 19:46 1

62. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Apple is scared of competition. LMAO, they own over 50% of cell phone industry profits. They're crushing everyone in their path.

If Apple's patents and design are worthless why is everyone copying them? Why did android come out with a bunch of copycat tablets after Apple created the iPad?

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 20:32

64. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Just because they profit more doesn't mean they aren't scared of competition you dumb ass.

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