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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Unfair trial about nothing
by porcel on Sat 25th Aug 2012 00:52 UTC
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The trial was a joke. Did anybody expect justice to emerge from a California court?

If the trial was held in South Korea, what would be the outcome?

For the fools that applaud this decision, I feel sorry that your shortsighted tunnel vision is impacting the knowledge and culture my children will have access to. If the current patent system had been in place when Apple or Microsoft were founded, they would not exist today.

And that is exactly what they are trying to do: use software patents to lock the market and make real choice an impossibility.

Edited 2012-08-25 00:52 UTC

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