I don't think your quote has anything to do with what I said.
Apple loses cases, and if it's really legally protected, as absurd as it is for a 68 year old clock design, then they'll have to pay up sooner or later.
I still think it's absurd that a government agency is allowed to own copyrights. Copyrights are meant to promote the arts and foster competition, governments fall outside of that in my opinion.
Not competing, as in, Apple doesn't sell railroad passenger or freight service and the Swiss Federal Railway doesn't sell phones, software or computers.
Edited by JeffDM - 9/20/12 at 3:14pm