Reinstate the Xerox lawsuit
If the Xerox lawsuit was reinstated by presidential fiat, then Apple would really have something to worry about! But this is how much of iPhone sales?
Months after they were found to have ripped off The California Institute of Technology's Wi-Fi patents, Apple and Broadcom remain locked in a legal battle over a damages bill running potentially to billions of dollars. The latest arguments are not over the patent infringement itself – a war the American university won in …
If what Apple copied from Xerox were protected by copyrights or patents then the same would be true of what Microsoft copied from Apple. Apple make a huge profit from the scenario and lawyers would have have to bid high on their third holiday homes because of the competition from other lawyers.
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Unsurprisingly.... while I am unfamiliar with this particular case, I have no problem believing Apple capable of these delay and frustration tactics. I also love the fact they back-handed the courts and the judge by qualifying the case's result as "ill-founded".
Yep, typical Apple-in-court behaviour. Bad-mouth everyone, delay as much as possible, hope they opposition goes away or runs out of money for their lawyer.
If they could get away with it, the following would happen:
"Provide X email/document/voicemail"
"Here's every single packet that we recorded when that email/document/voicemail was stored on the server that caught fire in the unfortunate cleaning incident. We only have it in binary format, hand written cursive, on microfiche."
They just want to see how long it runs.
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