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: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by brichpmr on Sat 25th Aug 2012 14:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
brichpmr
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Maybe someone here can answer this for me.

People like John Gruber - rooting for Apple here, obviously - support App.net. However, App.net is a 1:1 Twitter clone. Zero changes. It's literally a 1:1 copy.

Why is App.net okay, but Samsung's clearly different devices are not? This has been bugging me for weeks.


If something that trivial has been bugging you for weeks, you definitely have a problem. Dude, it just doesn't matter.

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