Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:30 UTC
Legal "In its case against Samsung Electronics in the Netherlands, Apple is demanding an extensive ban on all Galaxy series smartphones and tablets, including a complete recall of stock by European distributors and resellers. Apple's complaint against Samsung in The Hague district court is much more comprehensive than previously thought. It's not only broader in its legal scope than a separate, ongoing Apple complaint against Samsung in Germany, but an injunction could have a 'huge impact' on the entire European market for smartphones and tablets, according to Alastair Edwards, principal analyst at Canalys." That's how far Apple is willing to go. They are willing to screw over countless resellers - some big, some small, one-shop affairs - because they don't like competition. I wonder how the Grubers of this world are going to spin this one. Hey Steve, I've got another extremely successful Android phone maker for you to sue.
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RE[5]: Well...
by TechGeek on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

"Of course the iPad inspired current tablets. All I'm saying is that countless tablets before the iPad inspired the iPad - something Apple fanatics refuse to admit.


Well, even a blind man can see (or feel) that Samsung and its ilk ripped off the iPad with their designs. Question is, should they be sued for it?
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Actually I would say that both Samsung and Apple ripped off Knight Ridder, since they built it first. But I'm sure you don't want to hear that.

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v RE[6]: Well...
by jackeebleu on Fri 19th Aug 2011 03:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
RE[7]: Well...
by Soulbender on Fri 19th Aug 2011 16:37 in reply to "RE[6]: Well..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

What, like Apple facts, aka create-your-own-evidence?

Square with round-corners is not a new design, period.

Of course, when Apple rips off other designs it is called "paying homage" or "re-inventing existing designs" or it's just outright denied. When someone creates something vaguely Apple-like it's a horrible rip-off and a crime almost comparable to genocide.

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