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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Oh the rage on here...
by leos on Sat 25th Aug 2012 00:58 UTC
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Software patents are bad, but Samsung had it coming.

Notice how Google isn't being sued? There is nothing wrong with Android itself and it is competing just fine.

Samsung got smacked with this because they did so much shameless copying. Maybe you don't agree, but a jury just did. By the way, take a look at Samsung's new style store and tell me with a straight face it's not a blatant rip-off of the apple store. It's pretty lame when a huge company like Samsung can't even define their own style.

Edited 2012-08-25 00:59 UTC

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