∞ Apple's hypocritical patent lawsuits

Joe Wilcox writing for BetaNews:

I’ve been fairly critical of Apple’s recent patent bullying — what I call innovation through intimidation/litigation. The Apple Fanclub of bloggers and journalists defend the company’s patent and other intellectual property claims as protecting its innovations from copying, particularly by Samsung. But who’s copying whom?

I don’t know if I’m part of a fan club, but I do know that none of the companies that have come out with similar products to the iPhone and iPad have added anything significant to the design. These companies radically changed their designs after the iPhone was released to make their products look just like Apple’s products.

There are only two reasons to do that — capitalize on Apple’s success and confuse consumers.