Originally Posted by FreeRange
It says a lot that Florian Mueller is using a Samsung Note 2. Who is this little shit anyway?
That’s not an appropriate way to talk about people in the forums. Also, there’s more to be gained from observing people’s experiences with Samsung products (i.e. the $400 screen replacement. I couldn’t even have imagined that Samsung was charging that sort of fee. Remember when people were outraged that Apple was charging anything at all? Also, why do Samsung owners have no expectations of fair treatment?).
Originally Posted by wakefinance
I thought that numerous AI articles in the past have heralded him as a legal genius for coming down on Apple's side of the patent trials. Does my memory fail me?
Florian works very hard doing something that is both unique and very valuable: parsing all the legalese and procedure in various cases and sharing his observations, opinions and factual research. His blog is a rich trove of information, and he is regularly cited as an expert source, both by AI and many other places.
The idea that one of his opinions, and the logic behind it, can’t be examined is absurd. While the vast majority of his work has been neutral (if there is a perceived "bias" it is because the truth simply favors companies that are innovators rather than SEP / NPE patent abusers), his latest pieces ripping at Apple’s entry-negotiating royalty demands from a company that claims to have "the next big thing" simply need some perspective.
If you stop looking at the world in a simplistic, binary black and white, you’ll see there is plenty of grey and even vibrant color to every situation. Some of Apple’s demands may be unreasonable (particularly since it, like everyone else, has to start bargaining from a position that allows for a margin of negotiation), and there may be patents Samsung or others have that Apple needs to license.
Constantly offering criticism that is devoid of any real logic or insight is not really a contribution to the forums. I’d encourage you to think more and share something useful when you decide to type in a comment.