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: Just plain lame
by krreagan on Sat 25th Aug 2012 05:30 UTC in reply to "Just plain lame"
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What actually bothers me about this is that Apple has 70 billion dollars in the bank from iPhone sales and they don't even know what to spend it on. It's not like they're a small struggling company that got their ideas ripped off by a bigger one.

So only small struggling companies should be allowed to protect their IP?

Apples factories are some of the best in the tech industry...

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