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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Simple as that
by Governa on Sat 25th Aug 2012 02:28 UTC
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Competition needs to innovate. The industry can't prosper when all they do is imitate. They'll have to reinvent themselves like Apple did back in the 90's. If they lack vision they lack future. Vendors will be forced to innovate, if only to avoid an Apple lawsuit. This is good for the consumer.

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