Originally Posted by whatever71
And what about the many worldwide cases that haven't gone in apple's favour? Surely they too would add context to the uk decision rather than putting comments which imply the england verdict is the odd one out? And are the English judges baffoons because they ruled against apple or is there something I don't know that you do? Agreed though that Apple should have bent over & took it once & for all which they may have finally done.
Another question for you that is off topic - do you believe that this legal case & the other worldwide ones are helping apple or harming their reputation? I sure think they're repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot with so much publicity over aggressive patent litigation. I know they're not the only ones at it & won't be the last but to get to the stage where some commentators class them as a patent troll isn't good is it?
Can't remember who called me a jackass for referring to apple as patent trolls but to be a patent troll doesn't just mean you buy up as many patents as possible to glean cash from others
I think the UK judges are buffoons because:
1) The order for the notice was ridiculous to begin with. Even the appeal court recognized that.
2) The order was punitive against Apple for having the gall to exercise their legal rights in Germany
3) because they subsequently supported the notice, even acknowledging it is flawed, because of the notoriety of a single comment from original buffoon.
4) because the supported the order for he notice, stating it was not intended to be informative and not punitive, yet it is clearly punitive
5) because they made false claims in their reasoning of Apple being in breach, likely because they felt personally slighted.
Your other question:
No, I actually do not think these cases are helping Apple's reputation. What is their alternative? Sit back and let the lawsuits come to them? Nokia sued them before they ever sued a mobile competitor. The Motorola lawsuits were initiated by Motorola. Prior to the "smartphone wars" Apple was one of the least litigious tech companies in the world, in terms of initiating lawsuits. They quickly learned the wireless industry is litigation obsessed and they couldn't just sit back and take it in the ass and do nothing. Should they continue to work and try to be innovative while Samsung uses them for their R&D lab? Samsung was blatant. They were not shy about it. How would it benefit Apple to sit back and release products that would simply be copy catted?
So no, I don't think these lawsuits are doing Apple any good from a PR perspective and is hurting them. I'll ask you, what was their alternative? Exit the mobile business?