Originally Posted by LTMP
I wonder how long it will be before Apple has enough trial tested patents to go after Google directly.
I'm no lawyer, but I would guess that any patent which wins for Apple in court, but remains implemented in Android after the trial concludes would constitute willful infringement for triple damages should Apple go after Google directly.
Of course, the opposite is true as well, but I haven't heard of any Android patents being involved in any of the suits against Apple.
I'm gonna need a lot more popcorn.
Have they actually gone without workarounds on any Apple patents that held up? Keep in mind some litigation is going to happen. Apple knowingly applies for a lot of junk patents to put up a wall around their devices. By this I mean that they patent a lot of semi obscure things figuring that some of them will stick.
Originally Posted by sunilraman
This is also known as the "Proview Defense" ie. the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.
I'm fairly certain Apple used a similar defense in saying that Proview could only sue their dummy corporation.
Originally Posted by Quadra 610
And this is news? Like who didn't see this coming?
We all know Android is a STOLEN PRODUCT.
At some point Google's chickens were going to come home to roost.
You say this with a lot of certainty. This is what you've been told by the Apple news site, so you believe it. I recall this same site reported that before Andy Rubin left the board, he used to excuse himself from certain discussions pertaining to the (then upcoming) iphone. There has to be some distinction here, as Apple does not automatically own the rights to all touch screen phones worldwide.
Originally Posted by Michael Scrip
In that case... fry the bastards
But seriously... whether Schmidt saw a prototype iPhone in late 2006... or the finished iPhone in January 2007... it doesn't really matter.
At least Android was finally inspired by the iPhone
These kinds of projects can take years to develop fully. Will you also claim that the iphone ripped off the LG prada phone? Some of you guys really need to get over your infatuations with Steve Jobs, and that doesn't mean you need to completely switch to hating anything produced by Apple.