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[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by darknexus on Sat 25th Aug 2012 03:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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That is an interesting question, unless the jury was blind there is no possibility of mistaking an S class device with an iPhone.

Funny thing is, they could even if they were blind. Simple check, does it have a wide Apple docking port? If yes, it's an iPhone. If it's a MicroUSB, it's a samsung. Not too difficult, and there are other tests too. Is the back made entirely of glass? Is there a battery compartment? You get the idea. Even a blind person wouldn't mix these up, speaking from experience. ;)

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