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Lawsuits can be a double edged sword you know:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-has-lost-their-legal-claim-to-the-iPhone-name-in-Mexico_id36199

It'll all certainly be settled by a payment, like in China.

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Serves them right...

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Well that certainly brought a smile to my face. 

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I was laughing about this on Friday, and I think given the size of the Mexican telco, this is going to be an expensive one for Apple, Viva la iFone!

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I'm sure Apple would've fired its legal team who sued iFone in the first place without doing their homework properly. iFone was never bothered with the presence of iPhone until then.  :poke:

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I would have to agree with others , i'm pretty sick of hearing about this court claims between Apple and Samsung even though samsung parts are in the iPhone (go and figure) and i think its about time more cases ended like this regardless of company.

Can you imagine if the first company that invented the car or television or even a microwave sued over other companys copying there designs and where would we be now?

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And they've just lost another patent suit Smile

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/apple-ordered-to-pay-millions-in-facetime-patent-suit-loss-1110851

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landzw wrote:

I would have to agree with others , i'm pretty sick of hearing about this court claims between Apple and Samsung even though samsung parts are in the iPhone 

Samsung is a conglomerate, made up of multiple different companies.  The component devision has very little to do with the mobile devision, which has nothing to do with TVs etc.  The component side is probably a little pissed at all the business they lost to LG and Sharp etc over all of this.

landzw wrote:

Can you imagine if the first company that invented the car or television or even a microwave sued over other companys copying there designs and where would we be now?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benz_Patent-Motorwagen

 

It was patented, and was reproduced under license by other manufacturers. All relevant parts of the car would have been licensed even back then.  It would have been much harder to keep track of though, as information moved much slower.  Apparently, one of the reason the location for Hollywood was chosen was to dodge patents from Kodak Eastman on the other side of the country.  LA was pretty non existent at the time.

 

Apple are stuck in a hard place right now.  I agree that this is all reeeaaaalllllyyyyy boring now, and it would be nice if it all went away, but a company can't leave its IP un-defended.  It would be suicide.  So they have to plough on, even though it looks like its damaging the brand.

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I wonder how things would turn out if they just all try to get along, i'm pretty sure each company could come up with there own design that they coulds say "its mine!" without taking each other to court 

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