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)