Thursday, January 11, 2007
Cisco Sues Apple
The first AP stories didn't mention it. Others just assumed Apple had bought the rights to the name "iPhone." But Popsurfing told you something was fishy and we were right. Cisco is suing Apple for stealing their copyrighted name, a name that has been held since 1996. Apple spent years trying to negotiate for rights to the name and -- according to Cisco -- even set up a front coompany to try to con the company into selling it to someone else. And right up to the night before it was dotting the "i"s and crossing the "t"s of a deal. Then it just walked away. Now Apple insists Cisco is crazy and doesn't have the rights to iPhone? Uh-uh. That's just arrogance and Apple's own actions betray their words. I hope Cisco wins. What's wrong with ApplePhone?