Originally Posted by majjo
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.
Guess who offered to license. Guess who turned them down and stole the IP anyway.
SIRI would be much improved if it had better integration with Google search, and access to other Google databases.
I doubt that. Access to Google databases is something many people would be against, even without Android. Google's not too big for their britches, but they're growing eyes out the wazoo.
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 the complete outcome yet
Did I miss anything?
Yeah, the point. They won in the US. I don't meant to sound exceptionalistic or isolationist when I say that, but they got the big one and they got it good. It's the first step to getting the other companies too scared to continue business with Android, at least in the US. And that's where it matters.