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Cisco gives Apple more time for iPhone negotiations

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2007 15:11 User comments (7)

Cisco gives Apple more time for iPhone negotiations Cisco Systems Inc. has confirmed that it has given Apple Computer Inc. more time to respond to a lawsuit filed over the "iPhone" device. The network equipment maker has given Apple an extension to February 21st for negotiations. Cisco sued Apple immediately after Apple unveiled the iPhone. The company claims to own the iPhone trademark and accuses Apple of infringement.
"Cisco has agreed to give Apple an extension until Wednesday, February 21," Cisco said in a statement. "Cisco is fully committed to using the extra time to reach a mutually beneficial resolution." After acquiring Infogear in 2000, Cisco obtained the iPhone trademark. Infogear had sold "iPhone" devices for several years.

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris confirmed the extension, adding that discussions were aimed at reaching an agreement on trademark rights and interoperability. It was the second agreement to an extension after a similar move on January 31st.

Source:
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7 user comments

117.2.2007 6:50

cant they just call it iCell or something? or maybe Jobs will care about ethics and not charge double the price of value at launch.

217.2.2007 13:26

I love how the lack of knowledge in general of society and a great marketing campaign and design (don't get me wrong Jobs is a genious) can spur such an interest for a product that is going to be inferior to phones that are currently available in the market today. but then again if it wasen't for stupid people I wouldn't make any money!!!

317.2.2007 13:30

Originally posted by hammer20:
I love how the lack of knowledge in general of society and a great marketing campaign and design (don't get me wrong Jobs is a genious) can spur such an interest for a product that is going to be inferior to phones that are currently available in the market today. but then again if it wasen't for stupid people I wouldn't make any money!!!

i agree and you misspelled Genius and wasn't. How about calling it the Italk??

417.2.2007 14:17
Sinfrax
Inactive

Why call it i anything, otherwise when they release a new model they are gonna have to call it "other iPhone". Its gonna suck anyway, no 3rd party apps. ehh. My phone can most of what this one can and still run games. Monkey Island, Beat that apple.

517.2.2007 20:45

Originally posted by Sinfrax:
Why call it i anything, otherwise when they release a new model they are gonna have to call it "other iPhone".
iPod still has the same name through a bazillion revisions and editions.

Originally posted by Sinfrax:
Its gonna suck anyway, no 3rd party apps.
Yep. That's why Apple sucks overall.

618.2.2007 0:11

Does not give them that much time. But we will see what happens.

719.2.2007 11:37
v965hdss
Inactive

what about irdgas....i really don't give a shit

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