Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:20 UTC
Legal This is probably not entirely surprising. The European Commission has announced that it is investigating both Apple and Samsung because they may have breached antitrust rules with regard to patents used as standard in the mobile phone industry - otherwise known as FRAND patents. While the EC states it's investigating both Samsung and Apple, it's likely the investigation focusses on Samsung.
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RE[2]: Comment by Tony Swash
by frderi on Sun 6th Nov 2011 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Tony Swash"
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Sorry to break it to you, but innovation is not patentable by legal definition.

Practical designs are. An innovative product is characterized by a clever implementation. The Apple disk II was characterized by a clever design because it used fewer chips and so it ended up being cheaper to produce.

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