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 shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Yes because patenting code is exactly like owning a human being.</sarcasm>

This sort of comment actually sickens me when there is still real world slavery in existence and you liken some f--king computer code to someone's life.

You are a f--king idiot.

Edited 2012-08-26 10:28 UTC

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