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Apple co-founder: Microsoft co-founder is a patent troll

By Emil
May 4, 2011
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  1. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 957   +49

    So is Apple, and every other major tech company it seems. Also
    Should have stopped right there... lol
     
  2. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    Well, to my knowledge a patent troll is someone or a company that only uses patents to sue other companies, they do not develop any products and their business is buying patents and using them only for litigation.
     
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    That's pretty funny.

    I support inventors suing people who steal their patents
    - But he didn't invent the stuff he's suing over
    But he invented other stuff in the past.
    - But nobody sued about the stuff for years
    So? Who cares
    - And he hasn't sued Microsoft
    A pox on him and his offspring!

    You either support the ideal of something or you don't. If you only support it given a certain set of circumstances, then you're just as biased as the rest of us.
     
  4. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    Coming from Apple this really is hilarious.
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Paul Allen *is* a patent troll. Look at the ridiculous things he's done like suing over hyperlinks.. HYPERLINKS. 20 years later? WTF?

    And the stuff he sues over are patents that he bought into.. not that he's created.. he buys properties for their IP, sits on them and then waits for the right time to sue. That is the very definition of a patent troll.

    Apple plays the patent game too, but don't we expect all big companies to make/defend absurd patents anyway.
     
  6. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    lol @ Apple for accusing MS of trolling

    Apple = biggest troll in technology
     
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,684   +60

    That apple guy looks like a freak.
     
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    It's my understanding that Wozniak no longer has any active role within Apple. So this isn't "Coming from Apple".
     
  9. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Hey! Its not fair! They get to do what we do!
     
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    In terms of overall trolling the people at Valve are the biggest trolls in history.
     
     


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