Anonymous, 27 Jul 2012Because the US patent office issued them patents on the design and the patent office doues not... moreIn keeping with its strategy for world domination in consumer electronics, Apple has inconspicuously transferred a dozen patents that it previously "owned" to a non-existent corporate entity called Cliff Island LLC. Tech crunch have done a little digging and it appears that Cliff Island is a shell company, sharing a physical address with Altitude Capital, the main investor behind patent trolling company Digitude Innovations (ironic name, n'est pas?).
Cliff Island then "transferred" those same patents to Digitude who have now filed a suit with the ITC (International Trade Commission) in the US against basically all the smartphone and tablet makers selling in America (RIM, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, Amazon, and Nokia (note that Apple is not on this list). How mysterious.
Digitude was founded in 2010 and raised $50 million from Altitude Capital Partners, with aims to “acquire, aggregate, and license key technology areas within the consumer electronics and related technology fields in a patent consortium” — in other words, it buys up patents and then sues other companies until they settle and agree to pay licensing fees, because it’s generally less expensive than actually going to court. So what we're seeing here is Apple suing its competitors out of the market, yet again, for patent law suites it already lost, but this time by proxy. And it's interesting that the patent transfers have taken place under some sneaky back-room sleight of hand. For new readers this might seem unethical even for Apple - what we know, is only the tip of the ice berg, unfortunately. Meanwhile, let me remind you this is all made possible thanks to a jerk with a very high function in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). You have probably heard of the web site PatentlyApple.com which publishes all Apple patents as soon as they are submitted to the USPTO.It is no wonder that Apple can get approved patents for products like the SmartCover which in fact steal InCase's design. It doesn't matter if somebody else made it first or if the patent already exists, Apple will get their's approved without a sweat
israel, 27 Jul 2012i will not weasting my time for 12y/o like you!oh u out copy user with your fone! I will see you i galaxy forum!
iSJ5, 27 Jul 2012oh god u r the best plastic copy fan thats why u here and giv a coment nonsense! So friend get... moreif you are the gsmarena founder i will out on this forum but if you just an ordinary troller why im lisen to you!
israel, 27 Jul 2012go to jail and suffer a lifetime restriction!oh god u r the best plastic copy fan thats why u here and giv a coment nonsense! So friend get lost on this forum!
[deleted post]i tink u need to sleep with your fone (i wonder what happen when u sleep i dont think so if your fone floating in the air) so go ahead men! And goodluck!!!
Mr. Decided, 23 Jul 2012First of all, You need to choose what screen size you are ok with?
Many people nowadays thin... moreRetina display is just the name given to it.
All it does is make a large resolution and put it on a smaller screen.
Resolution isn't bigger than most flagship Android phones.
You do know that quadcore isn't only for one single program/app don't you?
lets see what an actual user has to say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw
israel, 27 Jul 2012nokia 3315 original is better than the real copycat "clown" iphone 4s!Not according NOKIa disaster on the stock market is not.
Anonymous, 27 Jul 2012Not only iPhone was copied from LG prada, http://technewsreporter.blogspot.ca/2011/08/apple-ip... moreBecause the US patent office issued them patents on the design and the patent office doues not issue patents if there is prior art.
If you have a problem with your sick mind seek medical help
nokia 3315 original is better than the real copycat "clown" iphone 4s!
arguing is pointless and somewhat irritating, i dont own an iphone but for me apple rules period! Why on earth that everytime a phone manufacturer releases their so called iphone killer keeps on comparing to iphone itself? No more arguements just accept the fact that iphone will continue to rule. For those sour grapers watchout for iphone5 im sure its the ultimate phone one could ever wish for. Paging apple i want one for free coz ur phones are very expensive hahaha. Sorry for my english, peace...
Not only iPhone was copied from LG prada, http://technewsreporter.blogspot.ca/2011/08/apple-iphone-4-is-direct-copy-of-lg.html?m=0
But it's designers also copied iPhone from Sony Walkman: http://allthingsd.com/20120726/apples-iphone-has-sony-style-says-samsung/
But why is it that Apple accuse everyone as copycats?
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2012Keep on trollingYou can also enjoy singing your theme song with karaoke.
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2012Keep on trollingYou play the game
But to Apple's shame,
You're using your phone like a clown,
Pretending that it's still number one....