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[6]: Appeal Coming Soon
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 17:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Appeal Coming Soon"
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Now do the actual math based on the actual population size of the smartphone and/or tablet markets for US v. international rather than raw population.

Now do the actual math based on the wealth of actual population size of the smartphone and/or tablet markets for US v. international.

Oops, not so skewed at all.


You do understand that Europe alone is more populous and has a more even wealth distribution than the US right? Europe alone is a larger smartphone market than the US - add in South America, India, Japan, China, Russia, and Australia, and the US is *peanuts*.

Typical US-centric view of the world.

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