R Bryant FranciscloseAuthor: R Bryant Francis
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So we’ve been reporting about the various lawsuits flying back and forth in front of the ITC between Apple and other tech giants—recently HTC lost big time when the ITC ruled that it had violated several of Apple’s patents (Though they did not specify which ones publicly) So why is Apple so adamant about getting HTC and Samsung to bow before the Cupertino giant?
Apparently it’s all about Google. Samsung, HTC, and others that will probably soon feel the wrath of Jobs are obviously all the manufacturers of the various Android cell phones–currently the only serious contender against iPhone in the smartphone war. (No Blackberry. You do not get invited to this party.)
If this patent ruling holds up, these developers will be hamstrung in their ability to produce the phones UNLESS they submit to Apple and pay for the use of the patents. For those of you who already own Android phones, this won’t affect you, but for future Android customers it could mean an increase in prices.
So, legit move by Apple, or dick one? YOU TELL US.
Post By R Bryant Francis (226 Posts)
R. Bryant Francis is a former contributing writer to the Jace Hall Show who specializes in gaming, pop culture, and all-around geekiness. Outside of the show, Bryant pursues a career in Hollywood as a producer and filmmaker.
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