Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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RE[2]: Yeah.
by darseex on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Yeah."
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Apple V. Samsung is the big story right now. It's the only one you'll hear about regularly in the 'mainstream media,' because everyone and their mom owns an iPhone. That does elevate this story somewhat, which makes this a bit of a special case; you'll recall that Thom used to post a shit-ton of IP and patent law stories, but everyone started bitching about it due to the sheer number of articles posted.

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