2 March 2010

“Apple vs HTC: a patent breakdown”

The upshot of this whole thing — with patents covering very basic aspects of object-oriented operating system development — is that you can’t create a new operating system nowadays (or a phone, or much of anything) unless you have a portfolio of patents of your own so that you can force every other player in the field to sign a non-aggression pact with you, like Microsoft and Apple did back then.

Or you can stay in Europe. (For now.)