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: Innovation
by jsolares on Sat 15th Oct 2011 02:55 UTC in reply to "Innovation"
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It would also be great if apple did the same, they were not the first to do a tablet, i had in 2002/2003 a compaq tablet with windows xp tablet edition that was a rectangle with silver around. So you're telling me that apple should be the only one that's allowed to make a tablet?

What do you expect? that samsung and the others do round tablets for no reason than not to infringe on a stupid apple patent?

Are you forgetting the LG Prada? the design of it looks quite a lot like an iphone, samsung, motorola device.

So now samsung has to make an spherical phone that makes no sense at all?

Next you'll be telling me that everyone make weird looking laptops just because they can't look like macbooks...

I really hope apple loses, if they win, we're all screwed. I have an iMac, Air and 3G iPhone in case you think i'm an android fanboy.

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