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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Appeal Coming Soon
by Lorin on Sat 25th Aug 2012 02:42 UTC
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No big deal, no lower court can ever overturn a Supreme Court ruling. and SCOTUS has said that software as an abstract cannot be patented.

Not only that the judge unlawfully suppressed evidence that would have destroyed Apple's entire case, no one, not even an Apple fanboy with their limited grasp of logic could ever believe that a company only building a phone for 5 years could hold patents on work other companies have been doing for more than 20 years.

But hey, Apple killed itself in the China market, people here don't accept dirty dealing like the kind Apple has displayed, I see empty Apple stores with most people crowded around the Samsung product displays.

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