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[7]: Appeal Coming Soon
by jared_wilkes on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Appeal Coming Soon"
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I am certainly aware of the size of the European market. I'm also fully aware that you are counting about 2.5 Billion non-participants (conservatively) and another 1.5 Billion low-value, economically-speaking, consumers (again, conservatively) to generate some funny math.

The veiled threat of "a small sales drop in the US can easily have harsh repercussions for bottom line" paired with the funny math is nonsense. Apple just experienced a "small sales drop" (greater than 20% growth) and is at its strongest. Economically, all of the other players are in far more precarious situations: Samsung least so (because of other manufacturing), HTC (very real risk of disappearing), RIM (do I have to say it?), Nokia (?), Motorola (no one could ever save Moto)...

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