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: Everybody wins
by JAlexoid on Sat 25th Aug 2012 02:36 UTC in reply to "Everybody wins"
JAlexoid
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Now, get out of that RDF and look at the business reality. No matter how Apple fans and clouded-judgement-Mueller spin it, the matter of fact is that it boils down to Apple Gets $1 Billion From Samsung —> Nothing Changes.

Samsung already moved on from their old designs, so it's already irrelevant for them.
And an important and surprising part here, is that Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not infringing!


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-24/apple-gets-1-billio...

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