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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UI conventions
by Neolander on Sat 25th Aug 2012 09:22 UTC
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So, now patents on universally established UI and design conventions like pinch and zoom or rounded rects are enforceable in the US ?

Guess I just have to buy the patent for patent abuse, then ;)

Edited 2012-08-25 09:24 UTC

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