Patent Wars Hotting Up
So Apple sues Samsung for producing minimilist black rectangular gadgets with buttons saying it is the only company allowed to produce such devices, and seems to get inital wins in Germany, Australia.
Samsung fights back saying Apple is using its wifi/3g patents illegally. Apple claims they are available under Frand, and now the EU is investigating both Apple/Samsung for their patent complaints.
And now Motorola has won an injunction in Germany to stop Apple selling Ipads/Iphones for violating Motorolas wifi patents.
Apple seems to have started this off by trying to monopolise the market by claiming for the most part frivolous and obvious tech (most 'borrowed' from previous devices) as its own. Now all the other tech companies are starting to retaliate - and what happens to us - we all end up paying extra to subsidise a bunch of fat lawyers who are just getting richer on the proceeds.
Freedom to customise vs Walled garden.
People should be free to choose.