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Breaking News: Cisco Sues apple over iPhone 'name'

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TokyoKiller    16

Go Cisco!

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Chode    1

I'm on Cisco's side too. Especially for the crap apple pulled a while back with copyrighting the word "pod" and suing everyone that used it in their product names, even if completely unrelated to the iPod's in anyway.

Suck it down, apple, suck it down.

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+warwagon    13,118

They Could call it the I-babble

or they could just call it The Phone-I

or I-Moble

or how about I-phonewithaguithatlookslikeitwascopiedfromvista

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hagjohn    2,216

It was iStupid to use the name without consent.

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C++    0

iThinkAppleDeservedThisRoyally.

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Raa    1,551

I bet you 2 bux, that when it gets to trial, they'll "suddenly come to a deal worth an undisclosed amount" and drop the lawsuit.

Go on, betcha!! :p

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ToneKnee    308

Never mind, I'm an R-Tard..

Edited by NeoFlux

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Chanser    0

How about changing the name from iPhone to Apple icon Phone, like Apple TV.

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Menge    33
Cisco wanted to celebrate their milestone of reaching 1 Billion Calculators sold by sueing Apple! Ahaha! Brilliant!

sorry but it was Casio who sold 1B calculators this week. not Cisco :p

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primexx    372

Apple knew they were going to be sued for it.

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ToneKnee    308
sorry but it was Casio who sold 1B calculators this week. not Cisco :p

That makes sense then!

* > Me :(

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.Ark    6

rofl! Yee go Cisco.. btw.. where did all the Apple fans go now? Always bitching about others copying Apple... they just got screwed.. they have no freakin right to say that people copy them again and violate their copyrights! haha

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AgEnTsMiTh    0

Big woop. Nothing will change. A settlement and or agreement will be made.

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.Ark    6

Lol.. I hope Cisco doesnt fall for money

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Hurmoth    518
Big woop. Nothing will change. A settlement and or agreement will be made.

Since the device hasn't been released, it is possible that Apple will change the name. I don't see that it would be a problem.

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KeR    82

I hate how arrogant Steve Jobs is, serves him right too...never liked the guy; even though he does give good presentations and I do like Apple :)

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Damo R.    29,658
LOL go cisco! Well I knew this happening.

Yep I wondered when they might raise there head towards Apple :D

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sundayx    127
Since the device hasn't been released, it is possible that Apple will change the name. I don't see that it would be a problem.

It might show a sign of weakness on Apples part, then people start to go crazy on iProduct names

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Mathachew    149

If you didn't see this coming, then you're..... just not paying attention. How Apple could go out and do this is either showing their completely stupid or completely arrogant. I'll go with the later.

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.Ark    6
Since the device hasn't been released, it is possible that Apple will change the name. I don't see that it would be a problem.

Pubicity issue.. maybe? Its probably not going to hurt them too much.. but the product has been all over in the news as "iPhone" already and there is a good chance that Apple might have to pay a fee for this too. so yeh i dunno

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planetik    0
If you didn't see this coming, then you're..... just not paying attention. How Apple could go out and do this is either showing their completely stupid or completely arrogant. I'll go with the later.

Yeah, I myself was pretty surprised when they decided to keep it as the iPhone because it's kind of obvious that they'll get sued as everyone knew about Cisco's trademark already.

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neoxphuse    7

Well, if Cisco decides not to settle (unless Apple pays a hefty, hefty, price) then I'm sure they will win on this hand. They've had it since 2000, way earlier than when the stock of the iPod started to raise.

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I am Reid    45
Well, if Cisco decides not to settle (unless Apple pays a hefty, hefty, price) then I'm sure they will win on this hand. They've had it since 2000, way earlier than when the stock of the iPod started to raise.

I dont think the ipod came out until 2001 anyways, but im pretty sure the imac was very late 90's though.

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Kaidiir    3

iPwned.

I thought Cisco sold the patent to Apple for a boatload of money like an hour before Apple unveiled the iPhone. Hrm.. :unsure:

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