VIA sues Apple for patent infringement

By Jos
Sep 23, 2011
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  1. In the latest round of patent lawsuits, Taiwanese chipmaker VIA announced on Wednesday that it has taken legal action against Apple, filling a complaint with the US International Trade Commission…

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  2. Does Apple still run a pirate flag at it's headquarters. Or was that just a 80's thing when they openly stole other peoples tech.
  3. Nope!!! its Chuck Testa but...Yes its the same thing with corporation power
  4. SammyJames

    SammyJames TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 168

    I have no idea what you are referring to specifically. Perhaps you are discussing Xerox-PARC and Apple's "acquisition" of GUI mouse/pointer technology. Maybe you are, instead, talking about their brush with Microsoft over Windows. At any rate, Apple doesn't get my business -- but it has little to do with who steals what.

    It has everything to do with the one thing that they steal from me -- my hard-earned money. When Apple decides to start charging reasonable prices for the their products, I may consider buying Apple. Until then, I'm going to save my cash by investing in parts from NewEgg, TigerDirect, and MicroCenter.
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 486   +10

    It gets more interesting.

    As for the pricing for Apple products... I feel they are expensive, but it it serves customers that are less technical. You get a lot of service when you buy their products. That is the one thing I will admit to. Although I like to get the best bang for my buck. The experience is important, but options are more important to me as a customer. To me PCs represent choice, and Apple seeks to take that away frome me... I like to tinker and modify... so that is why they will not be my primary platform. If I had money to throw around I would get a Apple PC just becuase I like technology. But that is not the case.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 917   +26

    I think that's just VIA's way to say "BUY ME, PLEASE". I said in the past that Via would be a good choice for Apple to buy. Its value had gone down a little since HTC bought S3 Graphics (which was owned by VIA), but it still has, as it says, thousands of patents relevant to both CPU's and other techs.


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