Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 10:43 UTC
Legal "This is in the believe it or not category, but the foreman in the Apple v Samsung trial is still talking about the verdict and why the jurors did what they did. And the more he talks, the worse it gets for that verdict. Gizmodo asked him to sit today for live questions. And believe it or not, he did it. And when asked if the jury was ever asking whether or not a patent should have issued, he claims that they never did because that wasn't their role and the judge told them to assume the patents issued properly and not to second guess that determination. That is so wrong it's not even just wrong. The verdict form and the jury instructions specifically asked them to address that very question." Together with the earlier reports, it's quite clear by now this jury messed up completely. If a device with a keyboard can be found to infringe iPhone design patents, then everything can. This verdict should be flushed down the crapper.
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by AnythingButVista on Wed 5th Sep 2012 12:50 UTC
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On September 12 Apple will release its next iPhone... maybe iPhones?. Maybe we'll see the iPhone with sliding QWERTY keyboard that the Epic 4G and Captivate Glide are copying. We can also see the 5" plus iPhablet with note-taking stylus that the Galaxy Note is copying. There could also be the basic iPhone that prepaid customers can purchase no-contract for less than USD $200. And of course, the big star of that show: the 4.7" plus iPhone that the Galaxy S III is copying!

This is why nobody should buy a single Apple product ever again. They ship a phone in one dictatorial form factor, give no choice to consumers, yet they have to sue out of the market companies that do offer us those choices. They really surpassed Microsoft's level of bullying.

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