Ryoken, on 04 July 2012 - 01:20, said:
Couldn't possibly be the fact that Apple is on legal ground.. The patent laws suck, but they are the laws.. Judges can't just ignore it cause it's stupid..
No.. first of all judge has the right to even discard the patent if it's too broad or there is a chance that there is prior art.
Second, corruption is at it's highest in these cases (maybe corruption is too strong of a word but definitely bias and relationships). For Apple to get most of these patents is terrible terrible misuse of patent system by USPTO.
The problem is that Apple generates a lot of money for California and US in general in tax revenue (even though it's abusing the tax system and paying very small piece of taxes they SHOULD be paying), they are still able to blackmail states in terms of moving their headquarters out of State, so they are given these patents willy nilly just because of it. Not to mention that half of these judges and USPTO don't even understand what they are giving the patents for. Due to this they have huge influence over judges and their decisions as we can clearly see.
Judge Posner was absolutely right and that's how you need to handle these cases. Dismiss them and make Apple build a better device and not sue with bought patents (btw, patent in question has been BOUGHT by Apple from a 3rd party), so this is CLEARLY an abuse of the patent system and trolling.