Anonymous, 30 Jul 2012Page long essays is not going to make you right, patent law is engraved in the constitution ... more" The government grants the inventor a limited-time monopoly on the invention in exchange for publishing it. The idea is to spur more invention by way of derivative works, and in a sense that's innovation by copying on the work of others. Society hugely benefits from this approach, as one inventor's creation leads someone else to make something else -- thus pushing technology's advance. Patents are supposed to spur innovation, not prevent it."
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2012You can do something by going to the Android section of Gsmarena, And stop bothering us here. I will not stop unless you stop all your BS.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2012Blame this JJsi for he had initiated all this debate. It's just infuriating that a guy like hi... moreYou can do something by going to the Android section of Gsmarena,
And stop bothering us here.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2012If you are an honest person, then why do you agree of Apple stealing ideas from Sony?
http... morePage long essays is not going to make you right, patent law is engraved in the constitution
There is a patent office and courts of law, anything else is pure BS.
Sigh, 30 Jul 2012Please, argue somewhere else. This isn't a debate page for Apple vs. Samsung/Google etc. This... moreBlame this JJsi for he had initiated all this debate. It's just infuriating that a guy like him always insist that others are "copies" and always talk about patents. We Android users have to do something from his incessant attacks. And YOU are not a moderator to stop others from posting in this forum.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2012If you are an honest person, then why do you agree of Apple stealing ideas from Sony?
http... morePlease, argue somewhere else. This isn't a debate page for Apple vs. Samsung/Google etc.
This little device doesn't know anything. It is just ONE device. A thing.
Complain to Apple website or something. Contact Tim Cook or make Steve Jobs rise from his grave.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2012I am an honest person and believe in business ethics
Eric Schmit of Google stole IOS mobile... moreIf you are an honest person, then why do you agree of Apple stealing ideas from Sony?
You are talking of a free enterprise, then why does Apple brings everybody in court over ideas it had stolen?
I've been fairly critical of Apple's recent patent bullying -- what I call innovation through intimidation/litigation. The Apple Fanclub of bloggers and journalists defend the company's patent and other intellectual property claims as protecting its innovations from copying, particularly by Samsung. But who's copying whom?
As several Betanews commenters recently point out, Apple cofounder, current Chairman and former CEO Steve Jobs admits to the company copying from others. From a mid 1990s interview: "Picasso had a saying, he said: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal'. We have, you know, always, ah, been shameless about stealing great ideas".
Jobs proudly proclaims that Apple steals great ideas. Shamelessly. I don't have a problem with that. I don't believe there are any original ideas, anyway, something that is becoming more apparent as social media services connect more people. We take cues from the natural world and the people around us. Innovation is a process not so much of creating something new but taking what we know and applying it in different ways or adapted to new situations.
I remember when Apple introduced Mac laptops with backlit keys, which got rave (and deserved) praise from Mac fans and others. But light in darkness isn't a new concept, nor backlit keys. Look no further than your car's dashboard and radio when the headlights are on. Apple innovated in how it brought that concept to the Mac. But even then, the company worked with technologies already available. It's not like Apple engineers spent hundreds of millions of dollars producing a new light source for lighting laptop keyboards. I'm not trying to diminish Apple invention but look at it from a different viewpoint.
Apple defenders don't see it that way. I hear it so often: "No one created touchscreen cell phones shaped like iPhone until Apple, then everyone copied". "Galaxy Tab looks like iPad 2 -- it's copying, stealing". But what's wrong with that? The cornerstone of patent law is limited monopoly. The government grants the inventor a limited-time monopoly on the invention in exchange for publishing it. The idea is to spur more invention by way of derivative works, and in a sense that's innovation by copying on the work of others. Society hugely benefits from this approach, as one inventor's creation leads someone else to make something else -- thus pushing technology's advance. Patents are supposed to spur innovation, not prevent it.
Here's another-universe hypothetical: Apple owns rights to all the technologies in iPhone and its look and feel. The courts rule that no one else can create a touchscreen phone, use proximity sensors, gestures or other functions. As a result, Apple locks up the market for smartphones, and no one else can compete. What happens? Innovation stops. Without competition, Apple has little incentive to innovate. iPhone prices remain high, and the company seeks to protect its market and sales position rather than develop something new.
That just about describes every monopoly that ever existed. Another reason for the foundational principles behind patent law and the granting of limited-time monopoly: Prevent real monopolies from forming like this hypothetical one.
Instead, Apple files patent and intellectual claims with the International Trade Commission and the courts against competitors like HTC or Samsung. Apple uses the legal process to prevent others from innovating, by engaging in competition by litigation. The company's legal filings accuse competitors of copying its products.
But who's copying whom? Jobs' 1979 visit to Xerox PARC, where he was introduced to the concepts of graphical user interface and mouse that he later incorporated into Macintosh, is legendary. Apple is a notorious copier -- granted taking others' ideas and doing something else with them, or something at all. Few months back, I identified five things iOS 5 copies from Android, for example. I could write a lengthy post on Apple's copying practices, there are so many examples.
But that's okay. Building on the work of others is how societies benefit. It's cornerstone of concepts like public domain or even fair use, and absolutely how patents are meant to be used -- not to protect one's invention but to spur even more from others.
Is there something hypocritical here? That it's okay for Apple to copy --in Jobs' words steal -- but unacceptable for others to do the same or invent something new learned from Apple innovations? I pose the question to you.
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Anonymous, 30 Jul 2012So that also means that Apple is free to sue all smartphone makers?
It appears that Apple ... moreWriting a one pager essay does not make you right
Apple is entitled to do whatever they want to legally protect their patents
It is the fundamentals of free capitalism as described in the US constitution, and by the way I am not American
but believe in free enterprise and not in crookery
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2012You are narrow minded because you do not look beyond Apple's restrictive walls. Google may had... moreI am an honest person and believe in business ethics
Eric Schmit of Google stole IOS mobile concepts while appointed in good faith to the Apple board.
Apple is entitling to do whatever it takes to bring those crooks to justice.
y there making bluetooth only for headset,
i cannot sent pictures through bluetooth
means if u have i device u should have a PC and ITUNES
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2012Still don't understand why peeps use apple products. There are other brands that come with bet... more1. Frustrations from those Android products that keeps on lagging and too many FC's from top-end apps, short battery life.
2. Too many model of Android phones to choose from. People say that Apple priced their products too much. But think about it. Samsung, HTC, LG, etc keeps on producing different models for like every month with different specs. This is just an example. You have an Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, then there comes S2 with LTE. Why do they need to do that? They could just combine it on I9100. Evil marketing scheme.
3. Stability. Admit it or not, Android system is BUGGY. Not so stable, full of bugs.
4. Updates support. Even iOS6 supports iPhone 3gs. Samsung Galaxy S I900 doesn't even support ICS. How frustrating.
4. Quality Apps. I've been an Android user. There's too much craps on Play Store. And when there's a great app in HD, holy crap, PREPARE FOR FORCE CLOSE ERRORS ALL OVER AGAIN
Try both or all the products before speaking. There's too much you need to know.
And people here just keep on talking about patents. How ridiculous.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2012So Google buys Motorola just for the fun of it, Motorola has no value besides their patents. ... moreYou are narrow minded because you do not look beyond Apple's restrictive walls. Google may had bought Motorola and its patents to defend itself from Apple's relentless attacks. Google and Nokia came up with the universal search long before Apple patented the idea and now Apple is trying to block sales of other phones because of that feature? Have you ever heard of Google bullying other companies that manufacture smartphones?
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2012Apple is NOT a paten troll, but the most successful and valuable company on the planet. Apple may not be listed as a patent troll because it's using a dummy company called Digitude.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2012We live in a free country and Apple is free to play the best legal strategy against those plas... moreSo that also means that Apple is free to sue all smartphone makers?
It appears that Apple has made a deal with patent troll Digitude Innnovations to help the company's efforts to sue nearly every major mobile device maker. Digitude earlier this month launched one of its first legal attacks against Nokia, RIM, Motorola, HTC, LG, Samsung, Sony, and even Amazon, filing a patent infringement claim with the International Trade Commission. Conspicuously absent from that list is iPhone maker Apple, which until late November owned two of the patents being used to target "certain mobile devices" from its competitors.
As discovered by TechCrunch, Apple recently transferred ownership of a dozen patents to a shell company called Cliff Island LLC, which happens to share a New York office with the investment firm Altitude Capital Partners. Like Virginia-based Digitude, Altitude was founded by investor Robert Kramer.
According to a Forbes report, Kramer's Altitude has in the past funded efforts to extract large settlements from the likes of Microsoft, RIM, and eBay over patent disputes. Earlier this year, Kramer put up $50 million of Altitude's funds to found Digitude. The money helped fund its acquisition of over 500 "consumer electronics patents" to both license and litigate.
"Our goal is to generate great returns for our investors," Kramer told Forbes in June. "We have reached out to many of our prospective customers to encourage them to become early strategic licensees."
Similar in some respects to Intellectual Ventures, Digitude makes deals with licensees for blanket access to its patent portfolio. Instead of money, however, Digitude prefers payment in patents it can use to either entice new licensees or sue the pants off them in court.
Digitude claimed in April to have made its first strategic deal with "one of the world's leading consumer electronics companies." Though it didn't name the company specifically, the dozen patents Apple turned over to Cliff Island were acquired in April this year from Mitsubishi, and generally involve functions of "mobile communications devices" or "mobile terminals."
Those patents were then transferred to Cliff Island in late November, with the two patents involved in the ITC dispute being transferred to Digitude the following day. Days later, Digitude filed its compliant with the ITC. Further cementing the connection between Apple and Digitude is the existence of a confidential license agreement involving both companies and filed as evidence in the ITC case.
It's not clear just how complicit Apple is in Digitude's business, but EFF staff attorney Julie Samuels told TechCrunch that if Apple was deliberately aiding Digitude's patent trolling, "it would be horrifying." And even if Apple were somehow coerced into settling with Digitude, Samuels doubts that "Apple didn't have any other options."
As we noted recently, Apple has a tendency to use its intellectual property in ways that seem inconsistent. For instance, an Opera developer claims that Apple has a pattern of using patents to slow down the W3C's open standards process, while promoting open standards when it gives Apple leverage against its competitors. This situation with Digitude seems similar; Apple opposes the tactics of patent trolls when they come after iOS developers, but seems to support them if it aids its ongoing legal battle for dominance of the smartphone market.