Jury Rules Apple's iPhone Infringes Three Patents in MobileMedia Trial

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    Bloomberg reports that a jury in Delaware has found Apple guilty of patent infringement in a lawsuit brought by MobileMedia Ideas, a patent holding firm organized by Sony, Nokia, and MPEG LA. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2010, ultimately focused on three patents MobileMedia Ideas claimed were infringed by the iPhone.
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    The jury in the trial reportedly deliberated for approximately four hours at the end of the weeklong trial, finding that the patents were valid and that they had been infringed upon by Apple. No damages have yet been awarded in the case.

    Article Link: Jury Rules Apple's iPhone Infringes Three Patents in MobileMedia Trial
     
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    So one of mobilemediaidea's "ideas" was a "camera phone"? Good lord.
     
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    F all the big corps. Period.

    So many of these it is hard to keep track. Governments need to end this BS for all these companies and lawyers.
     
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    After all the crazy patents Apple claims, I wouldn't be surprised if this was just the tip of the iceberg.
     
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    not mobilemediaideas, but most like Sony or Nokia.
     
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    I wish I could get a patent trial free version of MacRumors, because they couldn't interest me less. So bored of all this suing back and forth that's only really a profit the law firms.
     
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    Payback is a b1 tch apple.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    You mean the lawyers right? (Unless you just called Apple a law firm:D) Along with the company that wins the lawsuits.
     
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    I'm shocked.
     
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    Turnabout is fairplay! ::shrug::
     
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    It's clear that the only thing you enjoy is taking sides, not fairness.

    This is simply a patent troll company. They don't make ANYTHING. Their entire website is about their so-called 'patents', and how to license them from them.

    http://www.mobilemediaideas.com/patents.html

    Look at all those laughable patents.

    If Apple had those, you'd laugh at Apple, talking about how evil they are. But when another company uses these patents, it's ok? If 'Mobile Media Idea' made phones with these patents, okay, but they don't. They're just a patent troll.

    Either say all the patents suck, or patents are good - but don't take sides just against Apple. It proves your signature is a joke. Your 'blind worship' is anti-Apple.
     
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    i'm sure these big companies utilize a lot of in-house counsel
     
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    So according to the right wing trolls and Google, Apple is bad for suing to protect its patents, but when other companies sue Apple, it's ok. What a bunch of hypocrites.
     
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    Patent battles are getting so very tiresome.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully people will come to realize how companies have and must take ideas from other companies in order for the hardware and software to advance. Fanboys on both sides of the aisle need to understand that one company alone cannot come up with all the game changing features in hardware and software. Manufactures will borrow, copy, and take inspiration from it's competitors. Consumers need to stop taking sides like they're taking the side of a family member. It's ridiculous. Just let the market go where it will and encourage manufactures to keep innovating and fighting outside the courtroom. And you do this by deciding where your hard earned dollar goes.
    Patent for a rectangle with rounded corners? Really? It's not just the patent office granting such a patent, but also the manufacturer that would even have the nerve to actually apply for such a patent. It's this kind of shlt that gets the market nowhere.
     
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    Time to pony up apple.
     
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    Tip of what iceburg? Companies have been suing Apple for years. You just choose not read about them and instead focus on the anti-Apple link bait sites that only post about the Apple suites.

    Edit:
    Here's who's really suing who in the smartphonewars
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone_wars
     
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    So a patent on hanging up, nice.

    Personally time to hit reset and null and void all current patent and start from scratch as FRAND does not work.
     
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    No, its not that he doesnt read them, its because nobody reports them.

    Was there a lot of media buzz when Apple took a Polish online food delivery store to court because their website was named www.a.pl

    That kind of crap is on the same level of shadiness as Monster Cables suing a mini golf business also using 'monster' in their name.
     
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    I would like to see if everyone else is paying royalties for a camera phone ?
     
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    Amen. Love seeing this happen to Apple now.
     
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    At this point Apple can litigate through the appeals processes for years or can settle. Whether plaintiff settles is entirely dependent on how firm/greedy they are at this key moment.
     
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    Didn't you know you should be paying royalties on all the telemarketer phone calls you hang up on :D ?
     
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    According to you, you are the judge of who is a villain or not. Hmmm.
     
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    some of these pattens look very generic.
     

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