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Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that he wants other companies to “invent their own stuff”, and that Apple shouldn’t be “inventor for the world”. Google General Counsel Kent Walker disagrees, and this month wrote a letter to the US Senate Judiciary Committee arguing that commercial inventions that impact “consumer welfare” should be just as important as technical patents. All Things D ‘s John Paczkowski interprets Walker’s argument thusly: In other words, Google’s view is that just as there are patents that are standard essential, there are also patents that are commercially essential — patents that cover features that are so popular as to have become ubiquitous. The latter are just as ripe for abuse as the former, and withholding them is just as harmful to consumers and the competitive marketplace. Viewed through that lens, multitouch technology or slide-to-unlock might be treated the same way as an industry standard patent on, say, a smartphone radio
Following an audit of Foxconn’s facilities where the company assembles Apple products, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Foxconn that will result in stricter controls over working hours and an examination of salaries paid to workers at the facilities. Foxconn has committed to bring its factories into full compliance with Chinese legal limits and FLA standards on working hours by July 2013, according to its remediation plan in FLA’s report
Bloomberg Businessweek publishes a cover story on the ongoing patent war between Apple and Android, outlining the history of the disputes between Apple and Android manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung and Motorola. The report notes that Apple has actually experienced only limited success in its legal efforts, suggesting that Steve Jobs’ vow to wage “thermonuclear war” against Android may be backfiring somewhat with Apple’s soaring legal costs and retaliatory actions from its targets subjecting the company to risk while the benefits remain meager. Photograph by Jochen Seigle/Polaris Corroborating claims from earlier this month regarding Apple’s willingness to settle with the Android device manufacturers it has filed suit against, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Apple and Samsung have “communicated lately” about settlement possibilities. The report suggests that settlement has become a more feasible option now that Apple is led by Tim Cook. People familiar with the situation, however, note that top-level executives at both Apple and Samsung have communicated lately about potential settlement options.
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.