Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2011 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The CrunchPad (and its eventual consumer incarnation the JooJoo) is often presented as proof of obviousness in the iPad's design. For the first time, we have an interesting insider view on this matter - Nik Cubrilovic was involved with Micheal Arrington's CrunchPad project from the very beginning, and has written a lengthy blog post about how the CrunchPad really is proof the iPad's design was obvious.
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brichpmr
Member since:
2006-04-22

If Apple's design claims are absurd, then the market will ultimately decide the issue. So far, the market thinks the iPad is pretty damn sweet.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

brichpmr,

"If Apple's design claims are absurd, then the market will ultimately decide the issue. So far, the market thinks the iPad is pretty damn sweet."

Wow, if you don't see the fallacy in that, then there's no point in trying to explain it.

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Splinter Member since:
2005-07-13

Again if Apple believed the "Market" will back them then why are the suing everyone. This belief that the "market" is magic and will do the right thing is absurd. Standard Oil, IBM, Bell and Microsoft are examples where the "market" failed to curb destructive company behaviors and the Law had to step in.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

If Apple's design claims are absurd, then the market will ultimately decide the issue. So far, the market thinks the iPad is pretty damn sweet.


The market has no bearing whatsoever on whether apples design patents are valid. The market thinks the ipad is pretty sweet for reasons completely orthogonal to the design patents claimed by apple...

Ignoring the total lack of logic in your comment, and just speculating on what you wrote, how would the market decide if the competitors are being sued out of existence?

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brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

"If Apple's design claims are absurd, then the market will ultimately decide the issue. So far, the market thinks the iPad is pretty damn sweet.


The market has no bearing whatsoever on whether apples design patents are valid. The market thinks the ipad is pretty sweet for reasons completely orthogonal to the design patents claimed by apple...

Ignoring the total lack of logic in your comment, and just speculating on what you wrote, how would the market decide if the competitors are being sued out of existence?
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The market ALWAYS is the ultimate and final arbiter....judges come and go. If the iPad wasn't kicking butt and taking names, Samsung wouldn't be producing their arguably inferior clones.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Did not get the point at all. I was not saying that the Ipad was fugly or stupid, I was saying the legal claim that Apple was the first one to devise the design is absurd.

Markets do not decide who's "design patents" are valid. That's just not the way it works.

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