Originally Posted by Robodude
Nah, looked like he was talking about going after these companies. Especially since he mentions RIM and Google... Apple wasn't sued by them if I recall? Nice try though.
what I am saying is Apple probably could counter sue most companies that comes after them, its not wise, but since Nokia choose to come after the Iphone, when I am sure they let other competitors/partners slide, shows they want a piece of the Apple pie (no pun intended), or at least to stop the hemorrhaging sales of their top spot. While Apple could have probably have sued Nokia before this point, they where probably keeping their cards close to their chest, as apple does with most of its technology. Its almost as if most of apple's competitors wait til they produce something before they see the inherent value of proper implementation.
Companies like Nokia are going to have create their own multi-touch systems and do it well, which is not likely seeing their previous manifestations. So their best hope is to hopefully license what apple has built. Pointing out the microsoft surface as a viable multi-touch systems is ridiculous and could never been used at in a small form factor as phone. Now that apple has patented the best use of multi-touch they have a large target on their back. This is everyone is coming after them, but they will soon see the repeat of the Ipod phenomenon unfold before their eyes and competitors are powerless to stop it, unless they come after the most mundane of lawsuits/patent infringements. If a company could have done it better before Apple, then we would have certainly have seen it. Now companies are going to have spend millions to work around the patented apple multi-touch, and I gather that will be quite the challenge.
Nokia's best bet is the 3D multi-touch they have patented, but a patent is a far cry from a working prototype. Sounds very interesting, but I doubt we will see that anytime soon to save Nokia's downward technology spiral.