LOGIN  .  SIGNUP   .  SUPPORT 
HOME / MESSAGE BOARDS / GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

General Discussions

Signup   Message Boards Home   Newest Posts   My Favorite Boards   My Threads
Page 1 of 1
Signup or Login to Post
Round 2
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Mar 01, 2015 1:15:50 PM - Report post

Current rank: 4 Stars. Next Rank at 10.000 Posts.
Send a message to ServiusTheBear
AUTHOR
Round 2 - Smartflash is suing Apple after their previous $533m win

After their previous $533m win, Smartflash takes Apple back to court for round two and the irony continues (NASDAQ:AAPL)

quote:
originally posted by Chris Smith | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: 14 hours, 37 mins ago

In more extremely ironic news and fresh off their $533 million lawsuit win against the tech giant, Texas-based company Smartflash is taking Apple into round two of hearings with attorney Bradley W. Caldwell stating "Apple has released new products that came out too late for inclusion in Smartflash's previous action against Apple."

This new case is based around allegations that Apple has infringed on seven of Smartflash's patents through their release of the "iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3, and iPad Air 2 devices containing any version of iTunes that can access the iTunes Store or any version of the App Store app," as reported by PC World.

Smartflash also alleges that Apple has infringed on their patents titled "Data Storage and Access Systems." We haven't been told exactly how much Smartflash are chasing with this lawsuit, but expect it to be in the hundreds of millions yet again.

Read more at Linkie

 
bryanskrantz  posted on Mar 02, 2015 5:47:21 PM - Report post

Current rank: 2 Stars. Next Rank at 1000 Posts.
Send a message to bryanskrantz
ELITE
Supreme court just said you can't patent "ideas". This lawsuit aint goin nowhere.
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Mar 03, 2015 12:59:39 AM - Report post

Current rank: 4 Stars. Next Rank at 10.000 Posts.
Send a message to ServiusTheBear
AUTHOR
Link please.
 
DABhand  posted on Mar 03, 2015 3:17:35 AM - Report post

Current rank: 3.5 Stars. Next Rank at 8000 Posts.
Send a message to DABhand
AUTHOR
quote:
originally posted by bryanskrantz

Supreme court just said you can't patent "ideas". This lawsuit aint goin nowhere.

Well yes you can patent ideas or theories to possible future products.

If you have on the drawing board a schematic or technical design for something you will produce in the future, then you can apply for patents worldwide.

However in the US they allow people to patent anything, including words, just because they get money from it.

 
linesma  posted on Mar 03, 2015 9:37:10 PM - Report post

Current rank: 3 Stars. Next Rank at 4000 Posts.
Send a message to linesma
SAGE
quote:
originally posted by DABhand

quote:
originally posted by bryanskrantz

Supreme court just said you can't patent "ideas". This lawsuit aint goin nowhere.

Well yes you can patent ideas or theories to possible future products.

If you have on the drawing board a schematic or technical design for something you will produce in the future, then you can apply for patents worldwide.

However in the US they allow people to patent anything, including words, just because they get money from it.

Actually, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on 19 June, 2014, that you could not patent an "Abstract Idea".(1) For example, you run a Bingo game. Instead of drawing the numbers out of a bin, you use a computer. You can NOT patent the idea of using a computer to choose the number.(2)(3) You CAN copyright the software the have written to do this. These are the infamous "Do It With A Computer" Patents.

In my personal opinion, this all stems from Apple trying to play hardball with a small company over licensing fees and the company swinging back.(4} Do I think the company's patent has merit? I do not know, I am not a lawyer.

Here are some of links about it:

(1) Link

(2) Link

(3) Link

(4) Link

Page 1 of 1
  Post Reply
 
All times are (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada). Current time is 1:19:25 PM
Cheat Happens Premium
 
* Access PC trainers and exclusive content
* Updated game trainers and cheats daily
* Get notified when new cheats are added
* Request which games get new trainers
* Priority support with any problem
Message Board Moderators
Neo7
Neo7
Latiosmaster47Latiosm.
forty-twoforty-two
HonestGamerHonestG.
dstatesdstates
Important Board Topics
Trending Topics