Apple CEO Jobs explains Meizu shut down: ‘Because they stole our ideas and intellectual property’

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac “Apple chief Steve Jobs responded to questions surrounding the freeze of Meizu’s M8 sales in an e-mail late [Saturday] evening,” Electronista reports.

Electronista reports, “The executive, whose e-mail headers were verified through MeizuMe, offered just a terse response that accused the Chinese company of deliberate theft. It’s ‘because they stole our ideas and intellectual property,’ Jobs said.”

“Meizu has accused Apple of bullying and has raised the possibility of a lawsuit to counteract Apple, but the financial impact of an M8 shutdown would be relatively small with the M9 as close as two months away,” Electronista reports.

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MacDailyNews Take: We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.Apple CEO Steve Jobs, announcing the lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, March 02, 2010

We’ve been pushing the state-of-the-art in every facet of design… We’ve been innovating like crazy for the last few years on this and we’ve filed for over 200 patents for all of the inventions in iPhone. And we intend to protect them.Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiling iPhone, January 9, 2007 (at 6:13 in the linked video)

24 Comments

  1. Then what about all the other fake iphones that really do look like one and even use genuine apple iphone boxes? Or what about google and all its products.

  2. Good. Crush the bastiches.

    I always love how scumabgs threaten to sue Apple – with its deep pockets, Apple can win that game too. It always gets me PO’d to see some patent trolls boldly boast a lawsuit against Apple, which the media is only too glad to publish prominently. So, Apple, in the eyes of the media is guilty until proven innocent. But more often than not, when cases are resolved, especially when Apple wins, those never get announced. Go figure.

  3. Good. Crush the bastiches.

    I always love how scumabgs threaten to sue Apple – with its deep pockets, Apple can win that game too. It always gets me PO’d to see some patent trolls boldly boast a lawsuit against Apple, which the media is only too glad to publish prominently. So, Apple, in the eyes of the media is guilty until proven innocent. But more often than not, when cases are resolved, especially when Apple wins, those never get announced. Go figure.

  4. I have to disagree. You make it sound as if Apple has two lawyers and three assistants. During last weeks episode of Chuck, samsung showed a commercial for a phone and not only did they use pinch to zoom, they called it multi-touch! I was like, what the hell! Apple MUST hit back and hit back hard. Sometimes you have to fight the battle on multiple fronts.

  5. I have to disagree. You make it sound as if Apple has two lawyers and three assistants. During last weeks episode of Chuck, samsung showed a commercial for a phone and not only did they use pinch to zoom, they called it multi-touch! I was like, what the hell! Apple MUST hit back and hit back hard. Sometimes you have to fight the battle on multiple fronts.

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