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[4]: The real loser...
by Laurence on Sun 16th Oct 2011 09:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The real loser..."
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Well, is not that they don't want anybody else to use their desings, is just that they want to be compesated for it.

That's not entirely true.
Apple /don't/ want other people using their idea. Not because they're revolutionary, but because they're obvious.

If people can't implement pretty standard features then they are forced to build inferior devices. So this isn't about innovation in the slightest - it's about forcing your opponent to build intentionally crippled products.

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