Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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Interesting Question
by Lorin on Tue 21st Aug 2012 01:20 UTC
Lorin
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2010-04-06

Of course the question is really useless when you consider that Samsung has been building phones for as many as 30 years and Apple only 5. It does not take much intelligence to determine who actually copied who and if you want to get technical, Apple acquired reference designs from Sony.

A judge repressing evidence that clearly invalidates Apple patents does not change facts and if Samsung were to lose it would be overturned very quickly on appeal.

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