Hah. And how is that program going to play golf?
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I guess "dude, you got a Dell" has to change into "manager, you got a Dell" instead then.
This is because there is an unhealthy tie between the infrastructure provider and the service provider. Monopoly on infrastructure is a natural monopoly, and to be expected: it is wasteful to have multiple power lines just because there are multiple power companies. But just because there is one motorway between two cities there does not need to be just one company driving on them...
*sigh* Again. But no. Instead of keeping pointing out that Apple does not fit the patent troll definition to mindless ACs I am going to ignore them.
Yeah, design patents suck. Louis Vuitton should not get a design patent on "bag with pockets on" - it reduces the income of copycat bag makers and makes life more expensive for people who wanted to save money on getting a cheap knock-off that looks like a LV handbag.
So basically all the posturing about "how the patent system is bad" was just pretending, covering up for run of the mill Apple hate. "We like the patent system now that Apple are getting hurt!" Grow the fuck up Mr. Anorak.
Only if you blatantly ignore the commonly-used definition of a patent troll in order to reduce the term to a swear word. Urge to auto-block brainless AC posters... rising...
No, Adventure or Colossal Cave. On your father's old DEC PDP-8. Which you use for heating.
I was under the impression suicide rates at Foxconn were lower than e.g. suicide rates at American universities. Maybe we should replace students with robots as well...
Yeah, because no inventions have ever come based on someone else's. An "idea" can have dozens of patents that implement it, but there are people out there - like you most likely - who are convinced that patents apply to ideas. And so the quarrel continues.
Your "essentially" is a willful mis-reading and intentional misunderstanding. What was the purpose of that? They are not patenting radio. However, they are paying Nokia millions a year for "patents on radio".
Yes, the patent is vastly different from the Qi proprietary standard that Nokia uses. So it is new. Thinking that "adding a meter" makes little differende is just being ignorant. Do you think inductive pans will heat a meter away from an induction stove, too?
And it's not "Nokia's standard" just because Nokia is one of over 100 companies in the consortium behind it.
Ah the accurate and detailed description "things". It is obvious you know how patents work.
"Marconi invented radio ages ago, so we cannot have any patents related to that field ever again."
The wireless charging in those phones uses a different method. Nothing to sue over.
Has it occurred to you that perhaps Apple's method is different from Tesla's? You do not patent "ideas". For a given idea there can be dozens of patents, each expressing the idea differently.