11.01.11

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It is About Patent Wars and Attribution, Not Death

Posted in Apple, Patents at 11:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: A few more words about Apple, whose new phone is having technical issues and former CEO gets criticised for misplaced credit and patent aggression

SOME unnamed reader privately expressed concerns regarding our posts about a deceased CEO. But it is not about his death, it is about what he did beforehand. He promised a war against Android/Linux, willing to invest $40 billion in this war. We cannot just simply ignore this. We’re not some PR entity (to whom reality distortion is the business model), our goal is to explain the harsh truth even if it warrants a bunch of screaming trolls and inconvenient (in the short term) backlash.

The Apple hypePhone is receiving some less flattering reviews lately. Among the latest articles we find:

We also wish to draw attention to this new article/column titled “Letter: Jobs and the patent issue”. From its concluding words:

Jobs defiantly refused to cross-license Apple’s patents, even for free, as companies with large patent portfolios typically do to avoid costly legal battles.

Steve Jobs idolized Hewlett-Packard cofounders Bill and Dave, but he never adopted their humble ethic of crediting visionary innovation to standing on the shoulders of giants.

As we shall show later on, Microsoft too has this same type of megalomania conflict, which has it claiming credit for things is did not invent while also discounting the many ideas and work it took from others. Linux/Android is unstoppable now, so all Microsoft/Apple can do now it cheat and collude.

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  1. Michael said,

    November 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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    Poor Roy… Apple is not willing to sell their #1 advantage, their innovations.

    FUD:

    He promised a war against Android/Linux, willing to invest $40 billion in this war. We cannot just simply ignore this. We’re not some PR entity (to whom reality distortion is the business model), our goal is to explain the harsh truth even if it warrants a bunch of screaming trolls and inconvenient (in the short term) backlash.

    Oh, give it a break. You already admitted you attack Apple based on “envy”. Your word: “envy”. And it is FUD to say Apple started the war when you have shown no such thing.

    Jobs clearly felt that Android was doing wrong in copying iOS. You seem to disagree. I have seen no evidence one way or the other to show if Android did or did not cross the like from being inspired by the competition to outright copying.

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