Apple: Andy Rubin Took Android Framework from Apple
In its latest filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission concerning its case with HTC, Apple alleges that Andy Rubin, the chief architect behind Google's Android platform, took a discovery made by Apple engineers when he worked at Apple and used it in the base framework for Android. The complaint reads, in part, "Android and Mr. Rubin's relevant background does not start, as HTC would like the Commission to believe, with his work at General Magic or Danger in the mid-1990s. In reality, as the evidence revealed at the hearing, Mr. Rubin began his career at Apple in the early 1990s and worked as a low-level engineer specifically reporting to the inventors of the '263 [realtime API] patent at the exact time their invention was being conceived and developed. It is thus no wonder that the infringing Android platform used the claimed subsystem approach of the '263 patent that allows for flexibility of design and enables the platform to be 'highly customizable and expandable' as HTC touts." Apple goes on to accuse HTC of distorting the truth to cover up this key developmental event. Apple's filing is meant to show that HTC is not being honest with the court, however, it could be used as the basis for a much more damaging legal attack directly against Google. Apple, so far, has only sued Android handset makers and not Google itself for alleged patent infringements.
Essential's Andy Rubin Back to Work After Short Leave
Andy Rubin has returned to his duties as CEO of Essential Products after a very short leave of absence, reports Recode. Rubin took leave from Essential in late November after a relationship he had with a coworker during his time at Google became public.
Immersion Files Patent Complaint Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it plans to investigate allegations made by Immersion that Apple and AT&T are violating its patents.
Essential CEO Andy Rubin Takes Leave of Absence
Andy Rubin is taking some time away from Essential Products, where he is CEO. The company's day-to-day operations will be handled by president Niccolo de Masi during Rubin's absence.
Samsung to Pay Apple $548M for Patents - with a Catch
Samsung will send Apple a check for $548 million to settle its ongoing patent litigation, according to FOSS Patents. The companies filed paperwork with a California court on Dec.
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haha I agree they are suing everyone, next thing you know they will be suing people just for think...
WTF! Apple Type People?
No wonder Jobs has one foot in the grave. Satan is calling him back to hell early as he has been impressed with the size of his balls here on earth so he can innovate and revolutionize hell to make it seem more hip, elite, and appealing to the next generation. Before its over Apple will sue Jesus Christ!
Actually, God and Steve Jobs are currently in litigations. Steve claims it was his idea for Eve to take a bite of the Apple. He told God it would be used for his logo. He may have a case because...
*sits apple down for time-out, just like a toddler*
oh yeah, because iOS totally allows users the flexibility of design and enables the platform to be highly customizable and exp...
there are windows mobile 6.1/6.5 phones way before there are any idiotPhone! and windows mobile 6.1/6.5 phones are rectangle too!