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Would any of the patents Apple is wielding survive? | 154 comments | Create New Account
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Would any of the patents Apple is wielding survive?
Authored by: stegu on Sunday, August 19 2012 @ 11:49 AM EDT
That would not solve the problem, only push it forward.
We don't want that.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Because they have patented too many small and
Authored by: Charles888 on Sunday, August 19 2012 @ 08:00 PM EDT
obvious functionality that there is
no way not to step into one of them.
If not these 3, then there are many
others.
Apple is unique in their concerted
effort to proactively build a large
portfolio full of these small GUI
utilities from ideas that existed
for years prior in research circles.
As the technology got cheaper and
migrated to consumer (e.g.
capacitive touch screens), they were
fat to take ownership of these ideas
they had little to do with.
Ultimately, this issue must be
addressed, either by establishing
some precedence, or by wearing them
out in court with counter offensives
so that they give up their behavior.
Patents should never be used as a
business strategy to protect a
market.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

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