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[4]: The real loser...
by Gunderwo on Sat 15th Oct 2011 20:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The real loser..."
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In the back of my head I hear this voice "DON'T FEED THE TROLL!! DONT FEED THE TROLL!!!" yet for some reason I can't help myself. Sorry!

How can you be sure that the design of Samsung's phones and tablets weren't a product that results in the same function achieved as that product which Apple provides. I mean if thats how Apple built the notification system in iOS that looks a whole heck of a lot like Androids why couldn't Samsung have done the same thing?

Why is it that Apple is innovating and Samsung is copying when the process and results look exactly the same?

I don't agree with any of this but I side with Samsung simply because they have not initiated any of this. Sure they sued Apple back but not until Apple took the first swing or several in fact. Wlile at heart I'm a pacifist, if some decides me to take a shot at me I'm going to hit back.

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