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: Simple as that
by unclefester on Sat 25th Aug 2012 05:07 UTC in reply to "Simple as that"
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They'll have to reinvent themselves like Apple did back in the 90's.


In the 90s Apple realised they couldn't compete on technology. They switched to being little more than a design company selling generic PC hardware (in pretty cases) with a BSD-based operating system.

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