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Apple Attempting to Settle Patent Fights with Licensing Terms

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Top message:  why? by netboy   Mar 6, 2012, 3:19 PM

Replying to:  Re: why? by HatesBlackberrys   Mar 6, 2012, 3:50 PM

Re: why?

by T Bone    Mar 6, 2012, 5:43 PM

And, it was Apple's plan all along. Sue everyone, get people to settle and pay licencing fees.

I don't think it was, Steve Jobs said that his goal was not to get a licensing deal, but to completely obliterate Android and force it off the market forever. And he said he was willing to spend all of Apple $100 billion cash reserves on lawsuits against Android if that was what it took.

Their goal wasn't a standard patent licensing deal, and not to settle for damages but the goal was nothing less than the death of Android.

If Apple is now talking about reaching a settlement then this a sign that they now know that they cannot achieve their original objective.

If I were Google and Motorola I would say 'no deal' and go for the throat with more lawsuits.

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