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TBO
11-08-2012, 13:30
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Apple-Facetime-Patent-VirnetX-Lawsuit,19005.html

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Brucev
11-08-2012, 14:26
So... Facetime takes a bite out of Apple. Sweet. On a more serious note, the entire patent policy needs to be revamped.

aplcr0331
11-08-2012, 15:33
Has Apple Really Invented Anything?

http://9gag.com/gag/5195630

jtmac
11-09-2012, 00:00
The method the patent covers is a clever solution, but it is not worthy of a patent. It's fairly obvious for anyone who is trying to solve that particular problem.

The company with the patent, the USPTO worker who approved the patent, the judge, and perhaps even the jury should be dragged into the streets and beaten.

The only reason this doesn't bring me more outrage is because there have been even more ridiculous patents that have stood up in court. Here, at least some people have the excuse of being confused by the technology involved.

686Owner
11-09-2012, 04:17
Looks like VirnetX is in the business of holding patents.

frizz
11-09-2012, 04:42
The method the patent covers is a clever solution, but it is not worthy of a patent. It's fairly obvious for anyone who is trying to solve that particular problem.


You sound like you have done some programming work... more than a little.

I have an MIS degree and over a decade of development experience. I remember the "1-click" patent that Amazon claimed BarnesandNoble violated.

For the non-computer people, the "technology" involved was so obvious that a college student could do it. A programmer with a few month's experience could put it together in a few hours.

Patents on software and ideas need to go.

frizz
11-09-2012, 04:47
Has Apple Really Invented Anything?

http://9gag.com/gag/5195630

Yes. They invented some computers back in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

TBO
11-09-2012, 18:21
Apple sued again over Facetime:

http://m.tomshardware.com/news/Apple-VirnetX-Lawsuit-FaceTime-iPhone,19043.html

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