ericthehalfbee wrote: »
^ Not sure why you can't see my point.
If Samsung, HTC, Motorola and others took software patents seriously then they wouldn't spend so much $$$ challenging Apple in court trying to get them invalidated. They should of just said "OK, you've got the patent - how much do you want to license it" or "OK, we'll remove the offending feature".
Companies aren't taking software patents seriously until AFTER they lose a battle in court.
With that said, about half of all patents adjudicated in a court case are found invalid in whole or part. That's an excellent reason not to take a license just because someone says they have a valid patent and it's being infringed. Apple won't roll over and remove features either just because someone comes along with an IP lawsuit.