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Apple iPhone Violates Motorola Wi-Fi Patent

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"could prevent Apple from importing the infringing devices into the U.S."

HatesBlackberrys

Apr 24, 2012, 4:35 PM
"If the commission upholds the judge's ruling, it could prevent Apple from importing the infringing devices into the U.S."


That is so wrong it's crazy. I mean, theoretically,...in the far future, in another universe, they MAY prevent it...but that won't happen. Even if Apple's main job supply is that in China, the US gov will see that Apple is an essential business and will keep them right on importing. And, even if/when they make changes, most of the devices will be already imported and Apple will change the ones prior to importing to make sure they don't have that one infractioning piece.


Either way, nothing will happen. Other than a HUGE waste of tax-payer money for companies to argue which came first: chicken or egg.
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Kenzin

Apr 24, 2012, 5:30 PM
There is one thing we are all not focusing on is HOW Apple is infringing. If it is something more software related, all it would take would be a simple update to nullify the infringing problems, if however, it is more architectural, Apple may have quite a bit to deal with over the next several months.
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ragequit

Apr 24, 2012, 7:28 PM
How silly of me and the courts and the government to think otherwise. Thanks for reminding us, HatesBlackberrys!
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T Bone

Apr 24, 2012, 10:55 PM
Honestly I think that patent reform is badly needed, there are way too many patents granted for ideas which are obvious, or for ideas which are described only very vaguely without having any idea how to make it a reality. I mean, any idiot could have said back in the late 80's when everyone was using expensive and slow modems to connect to the Internet 'hey, wouldn't it be cool if I could connect to the Internet without wires?' But why should I be allowed to patent such an obvious idea, especially if I don't even have a way to make it happen, or a working prototype? But that's what far too many of these mobile patents are like, patents, granted for obvious ideas, by people who can't even explain how the idea would work in the real world,...
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evrodude

Apr 25, 2012, 8:50 AM
You may want to bring this up to your congressional representative...
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Red_Minx

Apr 27, 2012, 3:41 PM
There has to be more than that to the idea. There has to be a plan in place, for instance, if you said I am patenting the use of blah blah fuel in this type of engine for cleaner emissions, that would be closer to something you would patent. You can not just patent every random obnoxious whim that goes through your mind. Well I guess you can, they just won't amount to anything and your just wasting everyone's time. You can't collect anything unless there is a specific "breach" or maybe the use of a specific piece of technology.
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evrodude

Apr 25, 2012, 8:56 AM
There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. Patents are granted on a first-come, first-received basis. Motorola patented whichever Wi-Fi elements/technology it did before Apple did. Apple was late in applying and used the same technology in their phones and is now being sued by Motorola. Don't forget though that Motorola has been making telecommunication equipment decades before the prick named Steve Jobs was even born.
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Red_Minx

Apr 25, 2012, 12:49 PM
Kudos to that!
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edzero

Apr 25, 2012, 9:29 AM
I agree with you "HatesBlackberrys". It'll never happen. Apple is unfortunately too important to the ecosystem of cellular right now. But, I do think Apple should have a hefty fine to pay. On the other hand Aplle is constantly trying the same thing against companies like Samsung and HTC. Stopping Samsung from importing their phones to the US would be just as bad. Seems like Apple is getting a taste of their own medecine and doesnt like it.
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