Remains of the Day: Open and shut
Apple opens up its coffers, a patent firm opens another front against Cupertino, and a judge reopens part of the Apple v. Samsung case. (Nooooooooo!) The remainders for Friday, November 9, 2012 are an open book.
Apple under Tim Cook is all about the charitable giving, it seems. The company apparently donated $2.5 million to the Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. If the company had really been clever, it would have offered to replace water-destroyed Android tablets with new iPad minis.
If at first patent case you succeed, sue, sue again. That appears to be VirnetX’s new motto. Having taken Apple for $368.2 million earlier this week, the patent-holding firm is now suing Cupertino over infringing patents in the iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch, fourth-generation iPad, iPad mini, all Mountain Lion-running Macs, and iPod Socks.
A federal judge will look into whether or not the jury foreman of the Apple v. Samsung committed misconduct. Stay tuned for the soon-to-come remake of the classic: 12 Angry Corporations. (They’re people too!)