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What you suggest would ruin the patent system.  If someone created something and didn't have the resources or market position to manufacture or sell their creation, they would be left empty handed.  And obviously they would stop creating.   Your suggestion is like saying we shouldn't let authors sell the rights to their books to movie producers.  Instead, let's force the authors to make the movies themselves. After all, author rights are to individuals. (in fact author...
Your wrong. In order to get a patent, you have to enable someone to make and use the invention.  See 35 U.S.C. section 112.   Secondly, engineers come up with ideas all the time that they can describe how they want it to work but don't actually have the skill to "code it up."  That was probably true for many of the invention Steve Jobs made.  The fact that someone doesn't write code doesn't mean they can't conceive of the functionality that make a product work better....
You failed to state what is ridiculous.  I don't see anything ridiculous about it.  Apple might be infringing a patent and someone sued them to ask the court to determine infringement.  Why is that ridiculous.  Apple knows that when it sells products it might be infringing patents, which is why it has a team of lawyers and outside counsel to determine the best way for the company to deal with the patent and/or Apple's infringement.   What is ridiculous is for the media...
Exactly!  good Analogy.
How often does that happen? Obviously I don't have the data, but I would guess it is less than 5% and possibly much less than 1%.  99% of the time I want routing information and I click on the "use current location".  Of course Apple could provide a menu that lets you shut that off, but there are only so many menu items that should be in a phone.  The .00001% of people that would actually activate the feature should just go find a different phone platform. We don't want...
There is a big difference between "upset" and "lost customer".  We have NO data on the number of lost sales from upset customers.  For all we know, the number is zero and/or the number of people that choose the iPhone because it has turn by turn instructions outnumbers the losses from the disgruntled. More importantly, I think Apple is looking into the future and considering all the great apps that will be built off of their open Map system.  Apple is going to let...
Agreed.  I was glad to get the turn by turn instructions. I've used iOS maps like 5 times and haven't had any problems.  I'm sure it is missing some data, but so does Google Maps.  All mapping solutions work better over time because of user data.  I remember my business partner using Google maps two years ago to get us to an important lunch meeting and it took us the wrong direction.  He was livid.  Apple's iOS maps will be as good as Google Maps within a year.  The...
Apple won't sell such a device...but I'm sure there is a third party manufacturer working on such a device already.
I find it unfortunate that people accuse Apple of obtaining overly broad patents or going sue crazy.  What patents are overly broad and since when was Apple out suing the world?  Anyone who looked into the Samsung litigation would come to the same conclusion the Jury did, which was Samsung unabashedly copied Apple's products knowing that they had design patents covering it.   Design patents are actually pretty weak protection because it is pretty easy to "design around"....
LOL...so true.  If Blackberry shareholders are lucky the blackberry 10 will never be released.  Blackberry needs to sell itself before its current management wastes all the remaining capital it has.
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