Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC
Legal And just like that, within a matter of days, the jury has reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung. The basic gist is simple: Apple's software patents are valid, and many Samsung devices infringe upon them. Apple's iPhone 3G trade dress is valid, and Samsung's Galaxy S line infringes, but other devices did not. Samsung did not infringe Apple's iPad design patent. Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's patents. Apple is awarded a little over $1 billion in damages. Competition lost today, and developers in the United States should really start to get worried - software patents got validated big time today.
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by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 00:21 UTC
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Maybe someone here can answer this for me.

People like John Gruber - rooting for Apple here, obviously - support App.net. However, App.net is a 1:1 Twitter clone. Zero changes. It's literally a 1:1 copy.

Why is App.net okay, but Samsung's clearly different devices are not? This has been bugging me for weeks.

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