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U.S. Apple v Motorola lawsuit dismissed in its entirety

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Jun 2012, 20:27

In a remarkable move, Judge Richard Posner has handed down a preliminary ruling dismissing Apple and Motorola's lawsuits against one another with prejudice, claiming neither side has proven sufficient damages to merit and injunction or any sort of damages...

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posted on 09 Jun 2012, 10:59

79. hepresearch (unregistered)

Did you read my last post? The final conclusion had absolutely nothing to do with your grammar.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 14:59 1

76. hepresearch (unregistered)

Great, gallito... let's all just use hepresearch's comment to bludgeon each other into the troll graveyard... blah blah blah! Pleeeease...

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 23:09 2

18. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

This is exactly how all the patent wars soon be handled. Dismiss them all, make whoever go back to the drawing board and innovate.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 23:13 7

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


Don't worry, iFans, Apple will conveniently file another injunction request rigt before or after the release of the next generation of awesome Motorola phones. :)

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 23:19 5

21. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I'm going to print out that terse two-page legal order and frame it and, even though gold is down this week, buy two solid gold frames as this is simply shattering.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 23:48 5

24. cttan456 (Posts: 62; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Yes, Apple has done a lot for the smartphone industry by kickstarting it with their innovativeness and taking existing ideas and polishing it to the nth degree but beyond that, they haven't done enough compared to competitors.

Problem with Apple is that their pace of development after they hit the ground running has been far outpaced by Android handset makers. In the tech world, pace of development is king.

Apple have approx 30% market share and they see the 50% Android market share as something that rightfully belong to them and wants to get it back by seeking to eliminate competition rather than putting effort to surpass competitors' pace of development. Apple wants to win market share by giving consumers no choice rather than letting them choose what is best for themselves.

Apple must understand that consumer is king and not themselves. You do not win over consumers by giving them no choice but to choose your product. You win over consumers by giving them what they want. Consumers wants choices and nothing pisses them off more than being deprived to choose which is what Apple is trying to do. Figures speak for themselves.

Apple must learn that
1. Consumer is king
2. Pace of development is king
3. Whoever has the fastest pace of development wins consumers
4. Litigation is detrimental for consumers and that is no way to treat your king, Apple

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:32 1

46. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

"You do not win over consumers by giving them no choice but to choose your product."

Great phrase here. I might have to....steal....this quote.

Still amazing to me how no other industry, market has this type of pettiness going on. If it does....its not as bad as this. I could be wrong tho...

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 00:10 2

25. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Apple produces nice products and everything (i don't but them though), but how are iPeople not embarrassed by the way Apple goes about their business. Its Pathetic!!

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 01:00 2

27. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 2012)

Backfired in your face Apple.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 02:57 2

41. wrx07 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)

apple need to stop this then need to focus on makeing a better phone better battery life wake up apple stay out of court good luck

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 03:41 2

44. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

In your FACE Apple!

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:31

51. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)

i don't understand why you hate apple like that? when i read this comments it's seems to me apple like a middle east dictator. IF YOU DON'T LOVE APPLE DON'T BUY THEIR PRODUCTS.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:45 6

52. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I don't buy Apple products. (well, prior to this I was going to buy an iPhone for my daughter this fall, and an iPad for Christmas. But not after this display of bullying)

I never did hate Apple, but for now I do. Why? Since I and the majority if buyers prefer their competitor's products, they want to stop me from buying those competitor's products through exploiting the legal system's failings, lying and bullying.

A lot if people want the SGSIII - record preorders. Apple wants to take that choice away from them, because they can't keep up with the pace if innovation and growth if Android.

Take Microsoft. If they feel infringed, they work out a license. Apple says, ban the product, on issues for things that existed prior to the iPhone.

Wait and see. If the Android notification tray patent gets approved, and Android files to ban the iPhone, you'll hear all the iFans screaming that its nit fair.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:10

54. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Don't let this affect your daughters gift. If you believe that she really wants an iPhone over an android, than give her one. Even if apple is a bad buisness, isn't it more important to make your daughter happy?

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:17 5

55. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

She'll be even more happy with a more functional and powerful Android product.

Besides, the phone isn't a gift (the iPad was going to be). It's a tool so that I can contact her anytime she's not home, and she's got access to 911 or us if she's ever in and dangerous situation.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:59

59. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Ok. Sorry I just made the assumption that you were like some people I know, who would let their own personal thoughts affect what they do to family and friends. I myself do this sometimes because I was unwilling to recomend the iPhone to a friend who simply is not a good fit for android. He decided to trade it in for an Iphone.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:49

58. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

+1. . .

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:06 4

53. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

I personally do not hate apple. I actually want them to suceed, as some people should and can use a simple safe and secure os. I do not use their products because I am a power user, running files that iproducts can not.
I do not like the way they run buisness. I do not think android copied apple anymore than apple copied android. Also, despite the fact that apple infringes many google patents, I have rarely seen any lawsuits besides counter suits from android. I love apple's products but I can not agree with anybody who believes that they truly invented and therfore own the candybar form or the color white.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 11:45 1

80. aphrophyre (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Sound like a big WIN for those in favor of Patent Law reform. Clearly the court system an the Patent offices are at arms about how to deal with these lawsuits. Something is inherently wrong with the litigation process, or the ability to hand out patents. One of them needs to change so that these seemingly frivilous court cases stop occuring.

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