Apple and Nokia continue to slap each others' cheeks. The iPhone maker has landed the latest blow: a lawsuit filed with the High Court in London this week that seeks to have one of the Finns' patents rendered null and void. The European patent in question covers scrolling on touchscreen handsets, and is one of 37 patents that …
Those who do not learn
In the late 80s Apple was riding a wave, successful despite numerous incursions into its markets. However, it then got bogged down in a series of lawsuits. Simultaneously, ttheir platform was neglected by many (developers, users etc.) because of the locked-down nature of its products.
Of course only a complete idot could make exactly the same mistakes again and give away their hard-earned return to success?
So instead of paying royalties to nokia they are attempting to get the patents voided.
Am i correct in thinking that all other handset manafacturers have paid up to nokia for the IP they pioneered back in the early days of mobiles?
Why does apple think its above the law? Someone should probably tell them there were mobiles before the iphone
So, Mr Bond...
You acknowledge that WE DO hold this patent...
Need an icon for gun+foot
Now it begins...
Anyone who wants to see why Software patent law is bad can look here. It only serves as a barrier to entrance in to the market places.
Apple is now suing to revoke a patent held by a competitor that would cause it not to be able to offer their product and would be forced to either cross license their patents or spend $$$ in courts.
The patent isn't to protect IP, but to create an artificial barrier to entry in to a market to limit competition.
Just say no to software and Business process patents.
As they filed it in London it's in UK (EU, maybe?) patent, so not under the auspices of the grotesquely moronic USPTO system.
Perhaps, being apple, they hadn't yet noticed that a US-based approach to patents may fail spectacularly in another country cos not everywhere is America...
We'll all find out in due course.
You do know that Apple first sued Nikoia in the US. Then Nokia sued Apple 4 other European countries. Now Apple has filled a response to Nokia's fillings in Europe, and in a country that Nokia did not file in . What both countries are now doing is filling law suits in mulptiple countries .
@ g e
I'm sorry, but I did not mean to infer USPTO.
I'm against Software and Business patents anywhere. Period.
Apple is Apple and Nokia is Nokia. Both are truly global companies and have operations around the globe.
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If you really want to view some technological 'wet dreams' go visit < www.PatentlyApple.com > to see just how messed up the patent business is.
All electronic patents should gave a non-renewable life of 5 years and software none whatsoever.
Apple just wants the fruits of others work for nothing, as it started out when it purloined the work of Xerox Parc - which Jobs admits.
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