Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Doesn't matter in the slightest. Apple has all the right in the world to tear apart thieves of intellectual property.
Perhaps, but is it the best course of action?
If Apple went the Microsoft route and license their patents to Samsung... ok, so Samsung refused at $30/handset. Say Apple offers it at $1 per patent, so $3 for all 3 utility patents, an offer Samsung would be retarded to refuse. Well Samsung sells 30ish million smartphones per quarter, so that's 90M back to Apple every quarter. In less than 3 years they would've made that 1Billion they just won, AND have lucuative contracts going forward, AND not have nearly as much legal expenses.
In addition, They wouldn't be actively trying to move away from Samsung and end up sourcing subpar LG screens for their iPads, or be flat out refused
an exclusive agreement with TSMC.
Plus without the bad blood between Google and Apple, they wouldn't have to dedicate resources to developing their own mapping software, and SIRI would be much improved if it had better integration with Google search, and access to other Google databases.
Of course it hasn't. Of course.
Australia: Injunction against the tab has been overturned
Netherlands: Apple loses against tab on appeal
UK: Apple lost and has to publically apologize to Samsung (stayed, as noted)
Germany: Apple wins aganist the tab, but has its slide to unlock claim thrown out, and is in danger of having its bouceback patent invalidated
South Korea: Tie I think? They both infringe, don't know what that really means yet
Did I miss anything?Edited by majjo - 8/30/12 at 9:33pm