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Using Rolls Royce in this argument is a company that made an improvement on Ford and marketed to the affluent. AAPL has no comparable comparison because they did the heavy lifting and sell a better product. They invented the Ford (iPhone) and sell the Rolls Royce (iPad). I don’t know what your issue is with AAPL or any company for that matter but your aggressive manner does not add to the discussion. Every tech company at this moment is in the courts arguing over patents, as well as other issues. The problem is with the whole industry and the tool of using the courts. Apple has decided that this should no longer be so, and the end result is that innovation and progress are stifled anywhere Apple IP is concerned.
I’ll take a stab at this kmi comment. 1: For a very long time crosslicensing was very common in the tech world in order to build upon prior work. Apple has decided that this should no longer be so, and the end result is that innovation and progress are stifled anywhere Apple IP is concerned. Answer Cross licensing still is. But, the Samsung, Google stuff gets tons of press. false. Apple does a tremendous amount of patent crosslicensing. If apple felt Samsung had enough patents they needed, I’m sure there would be cross licensing. However, most likely Apple owns far more, and Samsung, never really seems to care, when “designing products”. It’s really that simple. R costs too much in this day and age. BTW did you know that in California, the universities by state law do not have to pay most royalties? (Grand theft!). They will sue companies for the patents the UC system owns while at the same time freely helping them selves to other patents that they need to do their work. (Sort of like music pirating in China, but far more devious.)
None of you are getting this, it’s called ,”Patent.” All companies can have their product ID patented IFF it serves in the aesthetics and is not for functionality (other patents cover that). Who copied. Under the law, Patent Law, Samsung is in violation like it or not. Why wouldn’t Samsung copy Kindle instead of Apple? Why wouldn’t they just do their own?I study hard for a test, you didn’t, you ain’t cheating off of me. Don’t care if you’re a Rolls.
Before I start my ramble background I’m a long time techie sales and marketing person. I managed the first computer store in PA (not when it first opened, but took over in ’78). I also launched the first website in early 1995 to sell projectors online. Been around a while. I own apple products, but haven’t always. We also have one PC here. So, with all that in mind, here goes:First re some nonsense: Apple is near the bottom of the list of patent trolls. Apple buys tons of patent rights (as do they all), but has developed far more tons internally. buying Motorola strictly for patents), Apple does very little of that. They did go in with 4 or 5 other companies for one large batch of Nortel patents, same bid for the batch that Google passed on joining, then complained when they lost with their own bid. Google wanted all those patents for the bucks, not the tech. All the winners of that batch of patents share those, no fees. Samsung, on the other hand, if not a bigger patent troll than Google (that would be hard) is probably 2nd. They buy them hoping they can use them to work deals on other patents that they obviously “stole”. ie. copying the iPhone. Look, if you don’t believe in intellectual property, probably this isn’t the right forum. If you don’t believe in IP, you should be spending this time downloading all the free music you can find on the internet, from any “illegal” sites that don’t pay royalties to musicians. You should be sneaking your camcorder into the movie theater, taping movies and making copies for all your friends. True: Apple did not invent the cell phone. The first practical personal computer 197779 the apple II and II+. That changed the world, it caused Gates to buy Seattle computing to develop MSDOS as a result of IBM following the Apple II+ to create the IBMPC. 2. The modern user friendly computer. Basically we all (over 30 years of age) people know that Windows was a tremendous ripoff of the apple mac, but despite all the patents, Microsoft only had to change the trash can to a different icon. You wonder why they are aggressive today?3. Apple “invented” the modern smart phone. Sure Blackburry had email networking nailed, but what apple created changed everything, and we should see blackberry’s bankruptcy soon, if someone doesn’t buy them just for the patent library they have4. Apple not only invented the modern tablet, but they pretty much invented what would be called the modern PDA if not that it’s called a t tablet, or a smart phone without the phone. Unlike everyone else, apple has a tendency to actually kill a product that doesn’t meet their standards. Consider the Newton. It was nice enough for the day, but it didn’t do what it needed to, well enough. Apple pulled it, and then, less than a decade later, changed the world with the iPad. In a sense a direct descendant, though it moved from handwriting to touch as it’s main uniqueness.5. Voice recognition apple has done more in the industry than anyone else (except maybe Dragon and IBM), You can go back more than a decade and buy Apple Centris computers geared for voice recognition (and easy to use video production).6. Did I fail to mention the mouse? They didn’t’ invent it (Xerox Park, most likely, as they built the first minicomputer workstation to use one), but like most Xerox park inventions, it went nowhere. Then Apple introduced the Lisa computer with the mouse the forerunner to the first Mac, and thanks to them, there may actually be more computer mice in the world than live ones.7. iTunes: changed the world especially for us listeners and also for 10’s of thousands of musicians that aren’t signed to labels, they may not be getting rich from the iTunes store, but they often make far more than they do “gigging”. Not the first download site (those were all “illegal”, nor the first legal one. No, Apple simply figured out how to create one that’s not only legal, but indispensable by music lovers. (unless you own a galaxy and download from somewhere else).8. Desktop PublishingEnough, a complete and more detailed list will show that apple has changed more industries than any modern company in the world:MusicPublishingGraphicsMarketing (including iTunes store)Computing (on so many levels some mentioned above)PhoningLearning (Apple way back, dominated our schools, before there was the Apple II and II+ there was no such thing as a computer in a classroom, and while apple computers became too powerful but also too expensive to dominate in K12, Apple is once again becoming dominant on college campuses both Mac and iPadMore learning (iPad)Protecting their customers while not bulletproof apples tight environments, including iTunes store, are across their platforms have always been less likely to get infected. Dependable and support Good products, great support. Check out a Microsoft store some time. The good thing is there are always employees standing around waiting for someone to enter the store, but beyond that. Genius bar, replacements, etc. Hey they still don’t make perfect products. I still bitch that I can’t buy a MacBook with enough internal disk space for my purposes, and some things are too expensive, but, I’ve probably owned 10 apple computers (vs 4 or 5 PCs), I’ve owned all 3 of the 4 iPhone versions, and have owned all three iPads (btw only once did I buy any of the above, in the first month they were on the market. I wait to decide if I really “need” them. And finally, Siri isn’t perfect it sucks in loud places but between Siri, and Dictation on my iPad, those two save me at least 5 hours of time every single week.