03.21.12

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The Cult of Apple Loses Against Linux/Android in ITC, Court

Posted in Apple, GNU/Linux, Google, Patents at 3:17 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Android coalition rips apart Apple’s import nets

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Summary: For a change, Apple suffers a setback at the embargo agency, the US ITC (against an American company though)

THE Inquirer says that “SELLER OF ITHINGS Apple’s claims that Motorola infringed its patents suffered a blow yesterday when the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled against it.

“The US trade watchdog said it will terminate its investigation after finding that Motorola has not infringed Apples patents with its mobile devices or related software.

“What really happens here is an Apple attempt to bar the competition from competing.”“The ITC began the investigation on 30 November, 2010, based on a complaint filed by Apple. Apple claimed that some of Motorola’s devices infringed its US patents 7,812,828, 7,663,607 and 5,379,430.”

What really happens here is an Apple attempt to bar the competition from competing. Apple is doing very disgusting things these days. This was the intent of the spiritual leader, Steve Jobs, whose good/best friend Larry Ellison keeps attacking Android in the courtroom with the intent of making Android a lot more expensive. Groklaw covers this case and it also covers other cases that may help end the problem by striking hard at the root:

The decision [PDF] in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus is in. The US Supreme Court unanimously decided that Prometheus’s patent claims were invalid because they “effectively claim the underlying laws of nature themselves”. This is a major win, so I’ve done it as text for you. I’m thrilled, because I found the oral argument on this case a bit depressing. Actually, it depresses me that patent claims like this even issue, and worse, that the Federal Circuit upheld them. Well, another spanking from above.

In a separate post we’ll deal with software patents more generally. There is a lot that can be done to remove Apple’s weapons and take away its unsafe toys.

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7 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    March 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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    My wish for you, Roy: please stop making things up.

    You could have had a decent report here – one where you were honest and spoke in reasonable, unbiased terms.

    But you are unable to. You simply are not capable of being honest. It is a shame.

  2. walterbyrd said,

    March 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

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    Apple has enjoyed some early victories, in their junk patent scam crusade.

    But I would not be entirely surprised if some of the lawsuits against Apple start getting some traction.

    I think some of the courts are beginning to see through Apple’s racketeering.

    Apple is trying to pick on some pretty big companies – companies which have real patents, that apple needs. In some cases, Apple is trying to bully it’s own suppliers (Samsung).

    I would love to see a patent troll, like Apple, get their comeuppance.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Apple — like Microsoft — sees the writings on the wall. It doesn’t know what to do except sabotage, sue, infiltrate, and EEE. Their cash cows are dumb/gullible people for Apple and businesses for Microsoft.

    Michael Reply:

    Apple — like Microsoft — sees the writings on the wall. It doesn’t know what to do except sabotage, sue, infiltrate, and EEE. Their cash cows are dumb/gullible people for Apple and businesses for Microsoft.

    Apple does well by being very innovative and offering excellent service. They have products people want – you, yourself Roy, have described your feelings as "envy". I have been predicting Apple will hit harder times now for a decade, give or take – and some day I will be right (well, if you can count such poor guesswork as being "right"). As long as Apple continues to offer excellent products at a fair price and continues to innovate and wow customers they are likely to do well.

    You are just being silly to say that it is a sign of being "dumb" or "gullible" to prefer products which offer a better user experience. And time and time again Apple users have been shown to be better satisfied with the products they buy. User satisfaction matters. User experience matters. Above you make it clear you have no understanding of these concepts.

    And, frankly, these concepts are simple.
     

    Michael Reply:

    Apple has enjoyed some early victories, in their junk patent scam crusade.

    You cannot even speak of the battles without showing your extreme bias. Quite telling.

    But I would not be entirely surprised if some of the lawsuits against Apple start getting some traction.

    I would expect Apple to win some and to lose some… and to have the "wins" and "losses" in the court only sometimes really fit with "winning" or "losing" in what the companies want.

    I think some of the courts are beginning to see through Apple’s racketeering.

    What evidence do you have that courts are agreeing with your bias?

    Apple is trying to pick on some pretty big companies – companies which have real patents, that apple needs. In some cases, Apple is trying to bully it’s own suppliers (Samsung).

    Bully? Again, how is reacting to plagiarism a form of "bullying"? You are just spewing biased BS.

    I would love to see a patent troll, like Apple, get their comeuppance.

    I would like to see justice and good competition in the industries Apple participates in (and others, really). Unlike you I have no dog in this race or bias to want one one side to "best" the other. I want to see there be justice and fairness… which is not possible to achieve when your starting position is that one side is pushing a "patent scam crusade" and your other BS. But at least you are not on any jury and have no real power in this… you have a right to your bias and a right to your paranoia.

    walterbyrd Reply:

    Why don’t you hold apple to the same standard that hold apple’s competitors?

    Why no outrage against apple for “plagiarising” Samsung’s 1989 tablet computer?

    Why no outrage against apple for “plagiarising” the LG Prada, with apple’s iPhone?

    Why no outrage against apple for for “plagiarising” Samsung’s idea of putting a camera in their tablet device? The iPad 2 had a camera, the iPad 1 did not.

    What about all the ideas that apple “plagiarised” from the Sun’s Star7? Handheld wireless device, touchscreen, color icons, kinetic scrolling, audio, animation, gestures, etc?

    What about all the ideas that apple “plagiarised” from the knight-ridder device: round corners, flat screen, etc?

    Double standard much?

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