Anonymous, 29 Apr 2014No, he's right. The types of patents both companies are using are different. Samsung is noto... moreDid you know that even the names Iphone and Ipad were existing used names that apple just took illegally because they could? And they knew that the tiny companies would not stand a chance in court and probably would settle for a pay out.
PL-GM, 30 Apr 2014In a word? Protectionism!Right...It's sad. Apple is even in the works of possibly being awarded a patent for their store set up.
PizzaMannetje, 30 Apr 2014Which patents are Apple not paying for? To which companies? The long list that Nokia took them to court for and won.
Until the basic rule of, if you did not actually invent the thing you are trying to patent then get lost is enforced this practice will continue. Apple actually tried at one point to patent any mobile phone that was rectangular! So should everyone else make round phones? The patent system is a joke quite honestly.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2014No, he's right. The types of patents both companies are using are different. Samsung is noto... moreThe details are that the cases are bogus in practice...aka from apple. And that they want too much from it. And that any win they get further boosts their ego.
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2014Lets not forget that Apple has been using patented technology since the first iPhone, that the... moreRight!? Why is it OK for Apple to steal anything they want and try to sue everyone no matter how preposterous. ..But when people take a move against apple then everyone steps in?????
The president in US even stepped in with a Veto!
Ilani, 30 Apr 2014how do you think divorces end up like? she takes everything, and leaves you with only your name! lol"She took the whole planet in the divorce. All I've got left are my bones."
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2014Google kept most, if not all, of Motorola's patents. Google also kept Project Ara. how do you think divorces end up like? she takes everything, and leaves you with only your name! lol
Lets not forget that Apple has been using patented technology since the first iPhone, that they have not licensed. So after these many years, it would be fair to say that Apple has abused the system som badly that they deserve a severe punish.
It could actually be a planned strategy from Apple. By using patented technology without licensing, they could improve their margings, and gain capital for further investments. And since they were lucky enough to make a hit product, now that they have sold these many iPhones, they go to court and whine about the large sum of money other companies are asking for, but when you take in to considiration how many sold iPhones they owe dues for, those sums are actually very fair. And unless Apple starts paying, they are not allowed to sell their phones, since those products are then considered illegal (like other patent caes, where the infringer refuses to pay for the patents even after several years).
This decision puts all the power in the hands of the company that wants to license. Since they are apparently now allowed to say what they are willing to pay, and the patent holder is forced to agree to that. Either Apple payed for this, or the people that made this decision has no idea what they are doing.
A win for Samsung! Apple started patent war just to slow down Samsung. This should teach the American judges something.
Someone, 29 Apr 2014 Dont know if you followed some court updates, but it is usually the other way aroundNo, he's right. The types of patents both companies are using are different. Samsung is notorious for trying to use SEPs in court. It is a very unusual and unethical practice that goes against the spirit of SEPs. I really wish some of the people here would actually look into the details of some of these cases instead of
uzi.m, 29 Apr 2014Lenovo owns Moto and it appears they aren't interfering much in Moto except that Moto is focus... moreGoogle kept most, if not all, of Motorola's patents. Google also kept Project Ara.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2014Hopefully Samesung and Google (Motorola) will stop trolling Apple with Standards Essential Pat... moreLenovo owns Moto and it appears they aren't interfering much in Moto except that Moto is focusing on low and mid range phones like they were under Google, plus I think they are testing the groundwork on Project Ara (I feel the universal chasis would be chosen through the sales).
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2014I don't have any details on Apple's demand on Samsung for licencing their patents, but the ITC... moreyou wait and wait and like buses 3 come along at once
The fine will not now be levied and this is a small part in the Apple v Samusung II
apple have all but lost