Apple Banned in Germany!

I took literary licence on the title, but it is about time Apple had its knuckles rapped in court. Apple has had a free ride on the issue of patents so far, IMHO. Now, Motorola laid a complaint against Apple and Apple failed to show in court, resulting in a default judgment in favour of Motorola. Amazing. Steve Jobs would be spinning in his grave…

Nothing has been decided on the merits but it is light at the end of the dark tunnel of Apple’s victories. This is Mutual Assured Destruction as a Mexican standoff. Surely the courts will impose some sanity eventually. Do patents, which are supposed to encourage innovation, now mean the end to international trade in technology? We have seen the effects of monopoly but do we even have a word for this paralysis? It’s so childish. We don’t want to play with each other so we all go home…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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