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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I'm an Apple fanboy...
by thavith_osn on Sat 25th Aug 2012 05:32 UTC
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2005-07-11

...who now owns and loves his Nexus 7...

Having said that, this is a loss to the industry, as has been stated before.

Please know that not all Apple fans love or wanted this outcome.

The patent system is rubbish and I was hoping a case like this would be the catalyst for change, maybe it is.

I hope Apple keeps creating new and wonderful products, just as I hope other companies do.

Imagine is Apple had patented the GUI (or Xerox for that matter).

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