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Old Aug 14, 2010, 02:52 AM   #51
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VirnetX has a market cap of ~250 million.

Seems like Apple could take care of this very easily.
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 04:10 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by Vulpinemac View Post
Unlike the Patent Trolls, Apple at least tries to do something with the ideas they patent. The Trolls simply sit on them until somebody else builds it, then either demands licensing or sues for cash.
Anyone is free to fight the system, but it is usually wasted time.

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True. I don't recall Apple ever suing anyone for a patent they owned but didn't have implemented in an existing product on the market.
So why is that? Is that because the patents are not great ideas after all, or that most companies actually check the patent database before stepping in? Unlike Apple who, sitting on a large sum of money, usually takes the lets-wait-and-see approach; had to cough up late license fees, time after time already. Some people just don't like the Apple way of handling things.
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 02:07 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by rmatthewware View Post
Patent reform?

I get it when Nokia sues Apple, or visa versa. Those are active companies actively producing things. I hate it when patent holding companies sue people. So, you patent something, have no intention of doing anything with it, then wait for someone not only to use it, but make money on it. Then you sue. You don't sue when it first happens, you wait until the pot is sweet enough. These people are vultures in the worst way, and it shouldn't be allowed to go on like this.
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Holy Hell

$360+ Million for VPN...

They're going to whack Cisco, Apple, Avaya, then move on to anyone else. This troll has teeth :-(

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