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 WebWereld.nl, 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]: Apple - the new Microsoft
by JAlexoid on Thu 11th Aug 2011 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple - the new Microsoft"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Aren't they twice the size by now?

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Only in overvalued stock. Not in real muscle.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You'd be surprised who has the real muscle when it comes to IT.
Apple, Microsoft and Google are not even in the Top 10. With apple being the least important of all...

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