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Charging so much is how they craft the image of the perceived benefits of their so called labor. Perception is managed by cost in many markets but you don't always get better value for more expense. Especially now that quality is an undesirable thing to capitalists, standing in the way of maximizing their profits. Most of the legal work is probably done by the law office paralegals (who don't get paid crap) and the plaintiffs (who have to provide all the source documents...
Eight cores?? Also, what's a "hall effect sensor", what's an "RGB sensor", and why is that listed twice at different places in the same sentence?
The patent system is totally screwed. Utterly broken. There's so much prior art that this shouldn't have even been considered. Same for most other patents presented in media as having been awarded to companies in the last ten years.
I love when people call others on being "entitled" because they're asking for rational compensation for time given to an employer. It sounds so... entitled.
If it's a mandatory condition of employment, and it takes time, it sure as hell is integral to the job and should be compensated! WTF??
American rank capitalism is beyond unethical. It's grossly disgusting and highly offensive to anyone with any sense of ethics, justice, and rationality. I hope these "bonuses" are denied with extreme amounts of prejudice against the executives requesting them.
Of course this has merit. That's why lawyers took the case. It's an easy payout in a settlement. Lawyers will make their many many bucks, the plaintiffs will get a few bucks back for the cost of their devices, other iOS 8 users may get a $5 Apple gift card, and those of us sitting on iOS 6 devices with 4 gigabytes of space stolen by unwanted iOS 7 upgrade installers will get nothing (whatever became of that lawsuit anyway?). Business as usual.
Aggregating all these patents and doing nothing with them helps society how?
Now buy back the rest and go back to being privately owned and off the stupid stock market.
So what? PC laptops have had finger print sensors for ages. It was a fad that died off (because it wasn't done well before). Now it's resurrected again to compete with Apple (now that they have Apple's product as a popular successful model upon which to base their new attempts, they can try again and call it "innovation").
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