|Google's Motorola files new patent case against Apple|
|By Thom Holwerda, submitted by C on 2012-08-21 22:04:44|
|"Google's Motorola Mobility unit said it filed a new patent-infringement case against Apple claiming that features on some Apple devices, including the Siri voice-recognition program, infringe its patents. The complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission claims infringement of seven Motorola Mobility patents on features including location reminders, e-mail notification and phone/video players, Motorola Mobility said yesterday. The case seeks a ban on U.S. imports of devices including the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers." Can anybody explain to me how this is a new suit when Motorola and Apple have been wasting tax money and court resources for years now?|
|RE: Comment by shmerl|
|By Thom_Holwerda on 2012-08-22 13:13:15|
Right, because when you punch me in the face and I defend myself by punching back, I am no longer allowed to complain about how punching me in the face is a stupid thing to do. |
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|By shmerl on 2012-08-22 17:01:56|
|For Apple it's like getting into a rehab center from drugs addiction. Patents are like drugs to them.|
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|RE: Comment by shmerl|
|By BallmerKnowsBest on 2012-08-23 13:10:56|
> The book, in which the quote surfaced, was released in 2011. Motorola sued Apple in 2010. |
And the relevance would be ....?
> Preemptive strike with paranormal foresight?
Durr, yup, because it's not like Apple gave any other hints of their obsessive crusade to destroy Android.
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|RE: Comment by tuaris|
|By zima on 2012-08-28 23:59:55|
> As nuclear weapons DO NOT protect anything. |
Its matter of fear from using them, that protect if nobody dares to cross the line.
Yeah... it can be easily argued that they prevented the Cold War from becoming hot - hence effectively, they protected against it.
I remember one cute scifi novel in which the whole Cold War era humanity gets transferred/copied/resurrec ted (nobody quite knows in the novel) in another galaxy, on a sort of copy of the Earth ...except, it's not a sphere any more, but a flat disc.
The result? Instant Ward War III - because, with the new shape of the "Earth" (sort of greater distances when travelling on a ballistic trajectory without the usual spherical curvature of the planet, different gravitational field), ICBM instantly become ineffective. I'd say that would be a probable turn of events.
Plus, without the push to make ICBMs, we wouldn't have orbital launchers - or at least, not nearly so soon so capable ones (R-7, the very first operational ICBM, wasn't even very good as an ICBM, not very practical - but it turned out to be a fabulous launcher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil... and eventually "the most reliable [...] most frequently used launch vehicle in the world" http://www.esa.int/esaMI/Delta_M... - a century of service seems well within its grasp, considering just inaugurated Soyuz launch complex in French Guiana).
All of which gives us very real benefits at the very least in Earth sciences, benefiting humanity (sure, we can say it was incidental - but that's largely how progress works)
Edited 2012-08-29 00:13 UTC
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