Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2011 19:05 UTC
Legal Yes, I'm hearing you guys - time to tone down a bit on the patent news. Hence, a summary here of recent developments concerning the various legal cases between Samsung and Apple. Today in The Netherlands, the judge ruled [Dutch] that Samsung will not be able to block the iPhone/iPad from the Dutch market. In the meantime, the Australian courts upheld the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, while the American courts ruled that while the Tab indeed infringes upon Apple's design patents, Apple has not yet convinced the judge that that actually matters. Tying this all together with earlier rulings we already covered - it seems like judges across the world are really, really willy-nilly. Update: DailyTech has some detailed visual comparisons between Samsung's and Apple's devices, as well with the various design patents. Huh. You don't say.
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RE[3]: The real loser...
by andydread on Fri 14th Oct 2011 22:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The real loser..."
andydread
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2009-02-02

"Failing that, the only way this system is going to change is if/when these big companies get tired of suing each other, or somebody comes up with enough money to pay the government more than these companies do.


Why is your first reaction to get upset at the litigator rather than the thief?
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Yes and your reason here is exactly the same reason why Apple needs to payup to Lodsys for sub-licensing patents they had no authority to do. Its stealing and Apple is a thief for stealing Lodsys's patents and handing them over to app developers. Lodsys licensed the patents to Apple for its personal use. Not for redistribution to 3rd party App developers. Its akin to purchasing a CD and putting a track online for all to use. Whether its software-patents or copyright the bottom line is Apple stole Lodsys intellectual property by redistributing it to 3rd parties. They should pay Lodsys. That is all.

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