Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Besides tablet computers colored black and shaped rectangular have been around for a very long time as people have come up with examples like a children's slate, an embedded monitor in a table in 2001 A Space Odyssey and a piece of wood in Star Trek.


...and you're conveniently forgetting the Knight Ridder and CrunchPad.

But hey, the CrunchPad didn't sell very well, so it doesn't count. Only ideas stolen from products successful products count, right?

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

So you deny Samsung copied Apple and don't even blink?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So you deny Samsung copied Apple and don't even blink?


I deny that Samsung/HTC/etc. copied Apple in the way that people like you make it out to be. I also deny that copying is somehow bad - this entire goddamn industry is built on stealing, copying, and thieving. I deny this idea that Apple is somehow the inventor of everything and all, even though Apple has not invented any new idea or technology in its entire existence.

In other words, I despise the hypocrisy where Samsung copies = bad, and Apple copies = okay.

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