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Google Iphone Patents The Courts Apple

Google Seeks US Ban On iPhones, iPads, Macs 404

theodp writes "Following up on an announcement that it would rid itself of 4,000 employees world-wide and renege on a deal with the State of Illinois, Google's Motorola Mobility unit said it has filed a new patent-infringement case against Apple, which seeks a ban on U.S. imports of devices including the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. 'Apple's unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers' innovations,' Motorola Mobility said in an e-mailed statement."
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Google Seeks US Ban On iPhones, iPads, Macs

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  • Re:Well... (Score:5, Funny)

    by flyneye ( 84093 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @07:04AM (#41034869) Homepage

    Wait, the humility phase of Apples timeline is due to start, I wanna watch!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 18, 2012 @07:13AM (#41034907)

    If this were to succeed, just imagine the economic impact.

    First, the Web 2.0 would collapse. Without Apple devices to participate in all sorts of useless "social media", the entire hipster culture would implode. This means Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, reddit and all of the other big names would be no more. (As a side-effect, there'd also be no further need for Ruby on Rails "developers" and NoSQL "experts" to build these kind of sites.)

    If these hipsters aren't wasting time on web sites like those, or on trying to build the "next big startup", then they won't need to be sitting in Starbucks all day. Starbucks and its ilk could very well become the next victims!

    Now you've got roving bands of hipsters on the loose, suffering severe withdrawal symptoms due to not having Apple devices in their possession, AND not having had any choco-latte-mochachinos lately. In uncontrolled outbursts, they lash out at their trust fund administrators. Stricken with fear after dealing with numerous crazed hipsters, these administrators flee their jobs, causing the financial sector to collapse into ruin.

    The financial sector collapse causes economic ruin across the nation. There is no employment, imports eventually trail off, and people starve to death. Entire communities disappear, and their infrastructure crumbles. The country is destroyed.

  • by tsa ( 15680 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @07:15AM (#41034909) Homepage

    I have some beer and chips left from the Samsung vs Apple case. But I'll buy a new couch for this one!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 18, 2012 @07:32AM (#41034965)

    did you go to the *AA school of economics? ;)

    This is on par with the MPAAs report that claimed piracy harmed US corn farmers by way of reduced popcorn sales in cinemas.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 18, 2012 @08:11AM (#41035123)

    They would all just move to Google+ It's kinda like Facebook, but newer and hipper. You've probably never heard of it, but it's the next big thing. Hey, wanna come check out my roommates band?

  • Re:Well... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 18, 2012 @08:20AM (#41035149)

    No. If I punch you in the face = Evil

    You punch me back = Self defense.

    George Bush punches you in the face = Preemptive strike

  • Re:Well... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @09:00AM (#41035407) Homepage

    Dick Cheney doesn't play this pussy face punching game...

    Birdshot to the face! BOOM!

  • Re:Well... (Score:5, Funny)

    by durrr ( 1316311 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @09:12AM (#41035491)

    Meanwhile, the patent lawsuit shitstorm have been upgraded to hurricane status.

  • Re:Well... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Mister Transistor ( 259842 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @12:15PM (#41036835) Journal

    No, but two Wrights make an airplane!

  • Re:Well... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Insanity Defense ( 1232008 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @02:30PM (#41038007)

    When did Apple ever sue Google?

    Apple is currently fighting against (and started the fight) Motorola Mobility. THIS suit is Motorola Mobility fighting back. That ignores all the OTHER anti Android suits by Apple against Google customers. So you can take it as a retaliation for the suit against Motorola Mobility or in defense of their customers either way it is defensive not aggressive.

    When you start a fight it is your fault if the other side tries to rip your nuts off and shove them down your throat.

Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?