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]: Oh the rage on here...
by unclefester on Sun 26th Aug 2012 03:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh the rage on here..."
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Carmakers very rarely copy each other. The common styling cues are usually because manufacturers frequently hire outside designers. These designers then recycle their own designs for different models.

A well known example of "copying" is the Puegeot 404 and Austin Cambridge A60 from the early 1960s. They look almost identical because both were designed by Farina.

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