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]: Innovation
by Alfman on Sun 16th Oct 2011 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Innovation"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

In an era where removing buttons and using pure touch input is trendy, it would be hard to make something that doesn't look like something else - that doesn't mean it's a copy. By your own admission, you say apple failed to make something that looks different than something before it.

Personally this doesn't bother me in the least - so long as real customers aren't actually confused. However since your the one trumping up "rampant copying", then at the very least you should acknowledge that apple is also guilty of it.

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