Patents

I’ve just been reading John Carrolls’s article, “Why I hate Apple” (www.zdnet.com/blog/carroll/why-i-now-hate-apple/1925) and Nilay Patel’s “Apple vs HTC: a patent breakdown” (www.engadget.com/2010/03/02/apple-vs-htc-a-patent-breakdown/), both from 2010 when the Apple/HTC patent suit began. Carroll provides a pretty clear explanation of why Apple as a company needs to be considered more skeptically than many people do. It does not matter whether you like or dislike the company’s products. They are generally well designed…