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Hmm, Im torn about this one...
Then again, WARF is kind of a patent troll organization themselves, I mean how many colleges sue for patent infringement? When you read some of the other suits they have filed for their "patents", Id say some of them definitely Are bogus, patent troll type.
And if you read the long boring contested patent where they try to dazzle with 50 pages of deep technobabble, its not exactly breaking new ground, its when a CPU makes a wrong prediction, it makes a table of those mistakes to help it predict more accurately next time.
That's a basic feature of most CPU's for years, some even before their patent, and just because everyone else (like Intel) just rolled over and pa...
Listen, I get it
Apple should pay them fairly of course - but being real for a second, they were the only ones who were making significant use of it.
Any REAL scientist or inventor doesn't patient ideas/inventions. If you don't believe me, watch Cosmos - so many geniuses opted out of making a fortune or claiming intellectual property, because they were interested in FAR more than just money or fame.
I'm glad Apple is getting it's a$$ served to them on a platter. Like the prior person posted......it's KARMA, what you sow you reap!!
This isnt some pantent troll. This was something that was held and yeah its a small group that couldnt do much with it
Apple was in the wrong. They made huge prodits with...
I find it hilarious how patent cases tried in Apple's home town always go in their favor. But as soon as someone tries one in a less biased court we find out what the law really thinks of Apple's shenanigans. Lucy Koh must be furious.