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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by edesignuk, Apr 8, 2009.
Could be a big problem...
Business as usual for large companies.
Large companies always be sued.
Well I doubt it'll stop them, but it could cost them financially, and put a stop to them being buttholes threatening anyone else who wants a multitouch device.
We will see in court, hopefully, rather than paying a settlement again. Is that how apple resolve its patent infringement all the time? Dam boring.
However, since multi-touch is such a big thing with apple, maybe apple can pay 25% of revenue to settle it, each year?
It's garbage lawsuits like this between businesses, not people suing McDonald's for coffee burns, that are clogging US courts.
Did you have the same attitude when you heard Apple potentially wanted to sue Palm? Or, when you heard Apple is suing Psystar? Apple is not the only company that should "protect their IP."
If this is true, I don't expect this to delay any product launches. They will just get a sweet payout and this will be swept under the rug.
Sue anyone for anything and probably win...gotta love it
Um, yeah you can sue anyone for anything pretty much... but you don't win. Maybe 1 out of 1000 win out of the stupidest cases and you hear about it on the news. Most of them lose actually...
EDIT: And I wrote an article on it and submitted it to MacRumors about this already.
I loved it first!
See you in court, buddy.
Pretty much. My point was a more general complaint about the amount of commercial litigation. People love to cite examples of consumer lawsuits but the truth is that such cases are a tiny fraction of any court's caseload.
That said, IP cases are indeed a major contributor to the problem. The reason is that the law encourages, and in some cases requires, that people litigate to protect their IP.
I suggest that you actually find out about the McDonalds coffee case. It was pretty horrific, and McDonalds acted very negligently.
Or, just continue to use that case as a comparator for frivolous cases without knowing anything about it.
Things like keeping coffee extra hot, so as to mask the stale flavour, should be caught by food inspectors - not ladies putting coffees between their legs while driving.
But ... that's a "should be". I don't know, kind of a no-win I suppose. At least McD's learned their lesson.
I'm gonna sue McD's for making me fat too!
EDIT: Not making fun of anyone. And I don't wanna get ban for saying that. Cause I did get in trouble recently. lol But this one was too good to pass up on. lol
I suggest you read more carefully before flaming -- you're making some huge assumptions about my beliefs concerning the McDonald's case. My point was that commercial litigation between large companies is what's really clogging our courts.
I agree with you then. I just don't agree how Apple is sometimes held above the law around here.
MacRumors is turning into Mac Soap for men (girls?). Just read above posts.
i like this
i wonder what the ratio of companies suing Apple (over a good idea that summed up what they wanted to do but couldn't)
to companies that actually win in court is.
Who have they threatened, they have enough money to fight anybody and Apple gets sued everyday, nothing new.
When did Apple say they want to sue Palm, WTF would they even want from a company on the brink of death.
It is assumed that Tim Cook was specifically referring to the Palm Pre, but he never mentioned the Pre.
However, shouldn't this have been checked before Apple was awared the multi touch patent?
As you can see, the McDonald's coffee case is a sensitive topic around here.
that multi-touch patent doesn't cover many ground.