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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RE[4]: Everybody wins
by WorknMan on Sat 25th Aug 2012 00:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Everybody wins"
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Apple is a patent troll

LOL, Apple actually makes products. But speaking of being heavy-handed with patents, we all know that Microsoft makes a lot of money on Android sales for this very reason. So when I've seen Windows users/Xbox 360 owners screaming about 'boycott Apple!' today as a result of this verdict, the irony isn't lost on me.

For the record, I do not own any Apple products.

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