Completely agree, though I don't really blame Apple for the situation. The patents for the contested technologies should never have been granted in the first place. How is it possible for anyone to patent a rectangle with rounded corners? What bit of tech' do you own that has sharp edges? I'm looking at my desk now and I can see one (a designer HDD). Everything else is a rectangle with rounded corners. Insane!
If I invent a device to transport matter from one place to another then I would expect to get a patent. I wouldn't expect that patent to be based on the fact that I used an interface that looks like every other interface in common usage today, that it had a button in the middle, or because the screen had rounded curves. The patent system itself is the problem here.
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