"Card metaphor for activities in a computing device"
Sounds like Hypercard. On Apple Macs in the eighties...
The dispute between Apple and Qualcomm has deepened, with the latter company firing off three new lawsuits claiming infringement of its patents. Qualcomm provided the three filings [1,2,3, all PDFs] to The Register and said they pertain to “a total of 16 additional patents that Apple is currently using in its iPhones.” “Five …
Ladies and Gentlemen you are observing mutually assured destruction in action.
The BelAz full of popcorn in parked in front of the theater, please serve yourself, you will need it.
On a more serious note - the reason nobody has taken on Qualcomm so far is its ridiculously deep and broad patent war chest. It is a fight which Apple will have some difficulty winning. In fact, I suspect it will not win it.
The bug-eaten Apple logo as well as the name Apple were purloined way back in the day.
For those who remember the days of Wireless World, and it's competing electronics magazines, there used to to be three third of a page, full page-width advertisements advertising computers - all called Apple - manufactured by three companies.
Two folded, Apple nearly did, but post survival it pinched the buggy apple logo.
Apple was partially financed by 'Blueboxes', tone generating devices that simulated inter-exchange (inter-switch) MF, which they sold to gather funds. Steve Wozniak has admitted this.
So all Apple is doing is what it has often done in the past - plagiarizing others IP.
Qualcomm r bias.
Apple invented the touchscreen smartphone, hell, they even told the courts that when they first sued Samesung for stealing their revolutionary rectangle with rounded corners.
"Apple revolutionized the telecommunications industry in 2007 when it introduced
the wildly popular iPhone... Before the iPhone, cell phones were utilitarian devices with key pads for dialing and small, passive display screens that did not allow for touch control. The iPhone was radically different."
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And NO I don't want anyone to tell me that the firm that repeatedly tells us that pay every cent of tax owed and only set up shop in Jersey because they love the potatoes would tell porkies.
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