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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"intellectual" property
by Nth_Man on Sat 15th Oct 2011 18:33 UTC
Nth_Man
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2010-05-16

idiotic intellectual property rights have become.

The use of term "intellectual property" confuses people, it mixes legitimate things to defence, like:
- "trademark" (for example: apart from Samsung, nobody should make electronic products called "Samsung")
with things like
- "sofware patents", used to get money through legal protection rackets, "patenting a way to do something" where no other way is possible, menacing people without presenting facts and with impunity.

Edited 2011-10-15 18:43 UTC

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