Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th May 2011 16:15 UTC, submitted by john
Legal This is certainly worth a meagre +1 in my book: patent troll Lodsys has actually taken the time to answer some of the concerns on the web regarding its legal threats to several small-time iOS developers. There's some interesting stuff in there.
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RE[3]: Compete on merit - samsung?
by Piot on Mon 16th May 2011 19:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Compete on merit - samsung?"
Piot
Member since:
2009-09-17

........It's another lawsuit they will likely lose. Just like they lost their lawsuit against e-machines when e-machines produced a colored translucent computer, which Apple sued because it somewhat resembled the original iMac with the colored cases.


You could be forgiven for just making a simple mistake....


Apple lost of course, and the judge told them that you can't patent a fashion trend, and that's basically what the demand for colored computers was.


.... but then you go and spoil it all by saying something stupid....

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Ok. So I was wrong. I thought I remembered Apple losing that lawsuit. Turns out they won that one.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06



Apple lost of course, and the judge told them that you can't patent a fashion trend, and that's basically what the demand for colored computers was.


.... but then you go and spoil it all by saying something stupid....


Um.. but the translucent coloured plastic casing was a fashion trend. It didn't actualy make electronics work better somehow and we're not seeing clear plastic remotes, computers, childrens toys and such since the trend fell out of style.

Other than being incorrect about the trial outcome.. what was "stupid" about the comment? Come on now, you made the claim of "stupid".. support your claim.

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mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

I think he meant coming up with a "quote" from a judge to top it all off.

It's like saying "Remember when Stac lost their suit against Microsoft? The judge told them that since they weren't physically compressing the disk, it wasn't a valid patent." Google is your friend. (Unless you're talking Android... ;) )

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