Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2011 09:33 UTC
Legal Day 2 is underway in the Apple v. Samsung case in The Netherlands, a microcosm of what would have happened in Germany, had Germany implemented the concept of due process. Most interesting bit so far? Samsung is using the Knight Ridder tablet from 1994 as a case of prior art. I was unaware of this device, but be sure to watch the video - this is an iPad. Amazing. This doesn't actually surprise me though - my father worked at a large newspaper company his entire life until he retired a few years ago, and in the early '90s, he already attended demonstrations of devices like this, taking home promotional material that amazed my child brain. This was supposed to be the future of newspapers, until development on these kinds of devices suddenly halted - my father never understood why. Update: Forgot to mention that like yesterday, Andreas Udo de Haes, editor at, present in the court room, is covering this. This time, in English. Update II: Samsung has presented 20 cases of prior art for both tablets and smartphones. Update III: I'm liking Samsung's lawyers.
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RE[2]: Neat
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2011 11:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Neat"
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They do have a better product.

[citation needed]

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RE[3]: Neat
by on Thu 11th Aug 2011 11:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Neat" Member since:

[citation needed]

Not really.

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RE[4]: Neat
by Gusar on Thu 11th Aug 2011 12:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Neat"
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Yes, really. The have good products. But if they're "better" is very much debatable.

Also, better for whom? Not for me, that's for sure. I'd sooner take an Android tablet. Well, I wouldn't take a tablet at all, I much prefer a netbook.

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RE[3]: Neat
by JAlexoid on Thu 11th Aug 2011 15:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Neat"
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Didn't you say it was?

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RE[3]: Neat
by Moredhas on Fri 12th Aug 2011 08:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Neat"
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I understand the injunction in the Netherlands, and to a lesser extent the EU, is more important to you since you happen to live there, but do you have any more coverage on the exact same thing happening in Australia? I wouldn't know for sure, but I think it's rare that patent cases get brought to bear here, since if patent infringement can be confirmed in an American court, the company won't bother releasing here anyway.

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