Resistance is futile.
On 11/16/2009 DroidNet Became Aware
That's simply because it is a matter of settled law that if a party fails to protect a patent by taking (or threatening) legal action against one party, they are likely to be prevented from taking action against someone else.
I have some first hand experience with a similar issue, having been threatened with a lawsuit by a company years ago for owning a small firm with a name similar to theirs. We were arguably in the same market segment (software consulting) but I was hardly a threat to their multinational operations. Nevertheless, their lawyers insisted that I change the name of my firm to avoid confusion. (As it happened, I had never heard of the firm before receiving a "cease and desist" letter from them.)
It wasn't about my firm; it was about the possibility that if they didn't aggressively protect their trademark they could not later claim it had been infringed by a firm that DID pose a threat to their business.
In this case, I'd bet that the story behind Apple's different strategies with regard to Palm and HTC are based either on (a) technical differences that only engineers with law degrees understand or (b) ongoing negotiations with Palm that might be endangered by a lawsuit. Filing lawsuits is simply one of many negotiation tactics in cases like this.
i guess well see if this was a good business move after theyve sunk tons of cash into a lawsuit that will just be retracted... just like the verizon lawsuit/non-lawsuit was. and hey, disclaimer- im just speculating that itll be withdrawn. i give it less than three months.
true dat on the apple/att thing. i just caught that... im slow today.
Current Phone: Galaxy Nexus; running smooth and with no complaints, thanks to dev Peter Alfonso. Keep up the good work.
Previous Phone: Droid (OG); unceremoniously dumped into the nightstand (I feel as if I should place it onto a wooden barge, set it afloat and light her on fire...).
Phone Before That: Doesn't matter.
Apple will sue anyone. Don't people remember the lawsuit regarding the Beatles (Apple Records)?
Heck, why be specific to Apple. Anyone will sue anyone nowadays, and the lawyers have no moral integrity to not take case. They just want their money.
Can we move this away from the off-topic to the general discussion. The latest update says that Apple is specifically going after android in the lawsuit. This is going to get ugly.
Apple specifically going after Android in HTC lawsuit -- Engadget
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You are right to be wary. There is much bullcrap. Be wary of me too, because I may be wrong. Make up your own mind after you evaluate all the evidence and the logic. - Mark Rippetoe
More here : Apple Sues HTC For Infringing On 20 iPhone Patents: The Complete Documents - Apple htc lawsuit - Gizmodo
So long 2.1 OTA , Moto waited to long .
To Droid or not to Droid is no longer a question , DROID!