Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 06:07 UTC
Legal Reactions to Apple's yesterday win are in. Tim Cook: "The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. [...] We applaud the court for finding Samsung's behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn't right." Samsung: "Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies."
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Rounded corners
by Nth_Man on Sat 25th Aug 2012 07:24 UTC
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2010-05-16

It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners

Using the information that Unclefester gave us, we can see that:
To anyone born before 1960 (eg Steve Jobs) "rectangles with rounded corners" is a blatantly unoriginal design. For example, it is used in the slate they learned to write on.

Slate circa 1880:
- 10" "screen"
- stylus input (chalk)
- 0.5" thickness
- narrow frame with rounded edges

You can buy one of these amazing low tech tablets for $6 on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Slate-Chalk-Board-Double-Natural/dp/B00456GFW...

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