Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2011 19:05 UTC
Legal Yes, I'm hearing you guys - time to tone down a bit on the patent news. Hence, a summary here of recent developments concerning the various legal cases between Samsung and Apple. Today in The Netherlands, the judge ruled [Dutch] that Samsung will not be able to block the iPhone/iPad from the Dutch market. In the meantime, the Australian courts upheld the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, while the American courts ruled that while the Tab indeed infringes upon Apple's design patents, Apple has not yet convinced the judge that that actually matters. Tying this all together with earlier rulings we already covered - it seems like judges across the world are really, really willy-nilly. Update: DailyTech has some detailed visual comparisons between Samsung's and Apple's devices, as well with the various design patents. Huh. You don't say.
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RE: Feeling
by melkor on Sat 15th Oct 2011 01:53 UTC in reply to "Feeling"
melkor
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2006-12-16

Because judges are idiots that don't live in the real world. Let's open up competition and ban software and hardware patents. See how much things will improve in such a short time. I also believe that patents lead to anti competitive and monopolistic behaviour by default, which are both illegal. There is absolutely no place in today's society for patents.

I think you'll also find that American courts *always* back an American company vs non American companies. There's a sort of bigoted and racist approach to the US court system imho. There's a lot of money in the American IT industry, and I'm pretty sure the US government politically interferes at the judicial level to ensure that American IT companies stay #1 and destroy oppponents in any way, shape or form.

We all know how America deals with countries it doesn't like - illegal invasions, paying and encouraging insurgents, etc. Not to mention assassinations of people (illegal under the Geneva convention) where convenient for the US. I could go on and on...the US government is nothing but a bully, and US companies aren't much different.

Dave

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