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[3]: Appeal Coming Soon
by jared_wilkes on Sat 25th Aug 2012 05:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Appeal Coming Soon"
jared_wilkes
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Apple did much better than anyone else in the picture last time they were "dominated" internationally ('81-'84, Microsoft rose to dominance under DOS, not Windows) and weathered the storm for 15 years to lead the next wave.

Would you really wager that there is any other player in the game (particularly any that are not Google) more likely to outlast a 15-20 year storm of dominance by another platform than Apple?

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