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[4]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by tupp on Sat 25th Aug 2012 17:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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Oh... FFS! '915 Claim 8 is not pinch to zoom. Neither did they claim that they own pinch to zoom.

Perhaps it would be best to direct this bit to the fellow fanboy OP who stated (as clearly quoted in my response):
Pinch to zoom, for example, though, can you honestly not think of some other way for that to work? It is 100% impossible to do it any other way?

Fanboys need to get their sh*t together.

They claim that they invented the idea that you can have gestures and scrolling on the same device.

Well... that is an "revolutionary" concept. Certainly, no prior art exists for such an earth-shattering Apple brainf@rt... er, I mean... brainstorm.

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