Scenario: HTC lawyers and Apple lawyers get together over lunch. Both want bonuses. They agree to sue each other visibly, loudly. Nothing comes of the lawsuit AT ALL. The patent cross-licensing agreement which was in the works happens as expected. Except for some reason, the lawyers get big checks where they wouldn't have before.
The name for this kind of "stir up trouble just to get paid" practice "barratry". I'm just hoping the Boards of Directors of both HTC and Apple realize their own lawyers are playing them for chumps.
Even though it is using Apple tactics, I still think it is wrong. Unfortunately this is the only thing they can do with the broken system. Apple shoved them in this corner and they face an import ban. Any company would do anything to get out of this.
Damn Apples amazing marketing team for making the company be able to draw out court proceedings with their vast accumulation of $$$.
I hope the only thing that comes out of this is a patent reform.
[citation][nom]pacioli[/nom]Yeah! Apple now sues Apple for infringing on Apples copyrights![/citation]
Apple just couldn't leave a company in the list "un-sued", it was too tempting not to make ipods based on iphones tech and then even further blatantly making ipads - that was the last straw.
Jobs should pay for this... I mean to his employees.
[citation][nom]_Pez_[/nom]JA JA JA JA JA JA !!! WOW PEOPLE ON APPLE ARE "SMART" !! LOL[/citation]
Really? I mean honestly.. you're on tomshardware(guide) U.S. What this means is, we speak English. It's "HA HA HA HA HA HA" not "JA JA JA JA JA JA" and here you are trying to make people "ON" Apple look ignorant?!?
that makes a total of 8 spams in one article and I bet the numbers will simply skyrocket in time.
Frankly speaking, it's an eyesore, one that shouldn't be present in a website that's all about tech news.
Come on tom's, shouldn't you at least do something to make the reading experience less painful than it already is? err..please?