Clearly someone neglected to remind me that November 6th is the international Dog Pile on Apple Day!?
Lets take a look at a popular technology subreddit..
- Judge puts an end to Apple’s patent license lawsuit against Motorola (arstechnica.com)
- DEAR APPLE: I’m Leaving You – Business Insider (businessinsider.com)
- Apple suing Amazon over term “Appstore” claiming “app store” is an Apple trademark. Judge disagrees (arstechnica.com)
- Apples loses a lawsuit against Google for Patent licencing in Wisconsin (wired.com)
- Apple may ditch Intel chips in Macs (engadget.com)
- Your iPhone Could Be Disabled During The Next Protest You Attend (consumeraffairs.com)
Those are just the current headlines!
Last week we had a great story about internal politics in Apple, and the firing of Scott Forstall, a 15 year vet managing the Apps team.
Some folks felt that the departure was due to a change of attitude at Apple, from Jobs to Cook, where people unwilling to apologize aren’t welcome.
Others look at how Scott handled himself inside the company, acting out much like Jobs did, but without Jobs around he was making enemies instead of friends. Indeed Bob Mansfield cancelled retirement plans with Apple and agreed to 2 more years upon news of Scott’s firing.
It can’t be all that bad really, since Apple sold over 3 million iPads last weekend alone?
Plus, now that Apple lost the legal challenge over money owed to Motorola over patent licences it can just give up all intention of paying.
In fact many observers agree it was Apple’s lack of interest in following the law that cost them the case.
To paraphrase a really good reply to the decision:
Why this was dismissed with prejudice:
Apple wanted the judge to set license fees, but said that they would not agree to the ruling of the judge unless she set it at less than $1 per device.
The judge essentially said, fine, since Apple won’t adhere to legal judgements, Apple’s case is pointless.
The last ditch attempt to say Apple might adhere to legal judgements hasn’t swayed me, I dismiss the case, and Apple can’t bring it to trial further.
Why even bother with a trial when the plaintiff has made it clear they do not respect the law or the potential decision?
If I knew this judge I’d be pleading her to let me take her out for a free meal as a thank you.
So folks, if you see an Apple laying in the gutter, taking a power nap, just know that it’s hard being green.