#BoycottApple is trending on G+ Go show your support!

Posted Jun 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm in Threads > News

Im sure many of you are sick of the corrupt patent system, and apple abusing it. The latest bann on the GNexus has forever tarnished the name Apple in my book and it looks like im not the only one.

Go show some support and keep #BoycottApple on Google+ trending!

  • Kris

    Why is it that some of the patents that are part of this lawsuit have been a part of Google Android since Android 1.6? Yet only now Apple is getting all pissy? Could it be that Crapple is shitting their pants at the Craphone killers that are coming out for Android?

    • dcds

      First they ignore you, then they laught at you, then they fight you. And then you win.

      Typical.

  • jedi_mind_trick

    Agreed. I guess the recent Apple vs Motorola patent battle (the one that was thrown out of court and not contestable by Apple) was not enough to put an end to this madness.

    • Chris Lewis

      Not as long as Apple has 100Billion in the bank to feed its lawyers. Wish they would put that money into R&D and develop a truly competitive market, one where the consumers win.

      • kazahani

        Or hell, maybe they could start up that philanthropy fund that Steve Jobs cancelled when he took back over. Come on Apple! You make more money that anyone in the history of ever. GIVE SOMETHING BACK!

  • kazahani

    Come on Google-rola! Fight back against this nonsense!

    Apple is so two-faced! They bitch and moan because Android improved on the touchscreen smartphone, but then they rip multi-tasking and notifications right out of Android and put it in their OS without a thought. They are going to have so much egg on their face when this is all over…

  • Zagrash

    Sadly, I see this trending as preaching to the choir, but hopefully anybody that doesn’t already boycott Apple will start to see them for what they are.

    • Chris Lewis

      I know what you mean, but there are a lot of people who use apple for things other than phones and I have noticed a lot of those people completely abandoning apple from this point on. Also, you have to think of the influence people have on other people. If someone is adamantly against all apple products and shares it with friends or family, they could be planting the seed for that persons next purchase. I have a macbook pro form 2007 and its been a good computer for me, but I guarantee my next computer will NOT be an apple, although I decided that long before #boycottapple started lol.

  • Guest

    How DARE Apple apply for a patent… and fully legally get one… and then have it stolen by another company… and Apple wants to prevent that theft.

    Those bastards.

    • Guest

      The only people that are “in the wrong here” are the patent officials that allow such generic patents as “swipe your finger on a screen”.

      … but they did… and Apple has every right to defend that (odd) patent.

      If you could earn $20 million dollars from ONE of your (odd) patents… would you?

      I sure wish I had such an “odd” patent.

      • kazahani

        Just because something is legal, doesn’t make it right.

        To my knowledge, nobody has patented tomatoes yet. If the patent office grants you a patent for tomatoes, would it be right for you to sue everyone who likes to eat them?

      • userxx

        But the problem here, is that half of these patents, weren’t common sense/knowledge when the devices were first created.

        So what you come to know and love as just “perfect functionality” is where others have came to a stop, and thought of something better that was not done yet. These types of patents are granted because no one has done it yet. [at least for times when patents are applied for]

        Like half the functions in ICS, were never even thought of yet in Cupcake, However many patents we acquired / requested in the process, I can only imagine, but when time comes 20 years from now and an iGlass comes out & Apple catches up to Google technology, I only hope Google was smart before hand and sues Apple deeper into the ground that jobs already is.

    • Eric Rossman

      No, how dare Apple patent a “concept” of a function without having to provide an example code of how to execute said function. Apple’s patent lawyers abuse the patent office’s lack of knowledge into the workings of software. Most of these “concept” patents are carefully worded with enough ambiguity as to specifically warrant judicial oversight to get a day in court (and injunctions until the day in court).

      How does this happen? I don’t know but my last trip across America had my nerd visiting the patents office for some Einstein research. During this stop I noticed a whole exhibit dedicated to Apple Innovations, almost every employee had an Apple mobile device, and there was Apple computers littered about the office space (that I could see). Curious slathering of Apple swag? Does this grease the wheels of Apple innovation? Maybe these people choose Apple by free will.. I don’t know but it looks like money can innovate all on it’s own.

      When you looked at the Oracle vs. Google case, there was actual patented code in contention. In the end a minor “slap on the wrist” was decided against Google for keeping a library of patented Java code for diagnostics / compatibility checking.

      • kazahani

        Yikes! Apple gear and an Apple exhibit all over the patent office? Call me conspiratorial, but that stinks of corruption to me. Some sort of quid-pro-quo is sure to be going on between our duly appointed officials and Apple’s seemingly limitless bankroll.

  • hurric

    I really liked apple laptops and their designs etc. but stuff like this is really changing my mind. My next laptop is going to be an ultra book because of all this none sense.

  • userx

    But the problem here, is that half of these patents, weren’t common sense/knowledge when the devices were first created.

    So what you come to know and love as just “perfect functionality” is where others have came to a stop, and thought of something better that was not done yet. These types of patents are granted because no one has done it yet. [at least for times when patents are applied for]

    Like half the functions in ICS, were never even thought of yet in Cupcake, However many patents we acquired / requested in the process, I can only imagine, but when time comes 20 years from now and an iGlass comes out & Apple catches up to Google technology, I only hope Google was smart before hand and sues Apple deeper into the ground that jobs already is.

  • quick mobile facts

    agreed with userx!