This is but the latest in on-going show of fighting with lawyers instead of features. And to make it perfectly clear, while this example is specifically about Apple, they’re not the only ones at fault.
I really don’t understand how an injuction can be issued for a unified search interface… Search engines have been around since the 90’s. They unify results from multiple websites (databases) in one concise list. Not only that, but how anyone can say that a unified search interface is a core feature of a smartphone and, if sold, would stifle sales of another smartphone is just baffling.
The patent system is just broken. Completely, utterly, broken.