Apple Accuses HTC of Abusing Essential Patents
Top message: Ripping off designs vs. FRAND patents. by bluecoyote
Replying to: Re: Ripping off designs vs. FRAND patents. by bluecoyote
Re: Ripping off designs vs. FRAND patents.
I think if anything Apple is hiding behind FRAND in many cases. If you think that the reasons Apple is suing is ALL about protecting their 'IP' or patents you are wrong. There are many injunctions they have asked for that directly affect end users as well as harm competition. Patents to which they did not invent. Suing a company because their device uses programming that relates to how you save contacts or something as simple as a long press to complete an action is ridiculous. To say that two people cannot independently design, program that task is absurd. In addition to allow one company to control all manners of such a basic function of a phone is also quite ridiculous.
In the end the only difference between what Apple sues over and is being sued over is the ability of their lawyers to argue their cases. None of these cases are open and shut cases. Instead they are the results of legal manuevering by ALL sides. Not a single company in any of these suits have end users in mind.
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