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    News - Apple ordered to lay off Kodak over patent infringement

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    Re: News - Apple ordered to lay off Kodak over patent infringement

    As if Apple want money from this, its purely a game to get the patents that Kodak have, oh look you owe us 15 million, or we could just take your patent folder instead...

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    Re: News - Apple ordered to lay off Kodak over patent infringement

    just Apple being Apple, it's been going on for ages....
    Sometimes I wonder if Apple want to keep any friends at all....be good if no-one fabs them any chips shortly as I doubt they'd survive that for long
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    Re: News - Apple ordered to lay off Kodak over patent infringement

    Both firms have ongoing legal cases with each other pertaining to patents, with Kodak allegations of four patent infringements still within the system, whilst Apple allegations remain frozen, though previously the ITC did uphold a ruling that Kodak had not infringed on Apple's patents.
    Erm, unless I'm misreading the article, is it the case that Apple was trying to file new suit on the ITC had ruled "no foul" on? If so, then surely Apple's guilty of malicious prosecution, if not persecution of Kodak.
    We can't help but wonder, just a little, how relieved the mobile industry might feel if firms were told that they had legal immunity against new Apple patent filings.
    Ooh that'd be nice. Better still though if (a) Apple were coerced into allow FRAND terms on their proper patents, and (b) they (Apple) weren't allowed to file any more frivolous patents - someone at the weekend said that they were expecting an Apple patent on the smartphone concept, and was only half-joking when he said it.
    The recent slide-to-unlock and phone-with-a-single-button legal cases were just nonsense imho.
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    As if Apple want money from this, its purely a game to get the patents that Kodak have, oh look you owe us 15 million, or we could just take your patent folder instead...
    Oh, I'm sure they wouldn't do that, would they ...?
    Imagine Apple's legal team with Kodak's patent portfolio as ammunition - ugh.

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    Re: News - Apple ordered to lay off Kodak over patent infringement

    problem is though Apple have such financial clout from selling overpriced stuff these days it makes them able to buy legal wins...
    And before I get flamed on this, have a trawl around the internet and it's awash with documented cases of Apple doing exactly this many times over. As already said, some of their patents are laughable, so laughable that other firms probably wouldn't have the balls to file them in the first place...
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    Re: News - Apple ordered to lay off Kodak over patent infringement

    Yet another example of the ridiculous state of software patents

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    Re: News - Apple ordered to lay off Kodak over patent infringement

    Maybe, they are planning on setting up their own fab business with all the spare cash they have around. They have enough to take Global Foundries don't they?

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    Re: News - Apple ordered to lay off Kodak over patent infringement

    perhaps but I doubt that would figure highly on Apple's masterplan..
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