Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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Ha
by Nelson on Sat 30th Jun 2012 01:27 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

http://www.cultofmac.com/124939/samsungs-galaxy-nexus-was-built-to-...

"Galaxy Nexus was built to avoid Apple patents"

Hell of a job you did there Samsung. Really love how well that worked out for you.

And I get voted down for calling Android a legal minefield. Riight.

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RE: Ha
by JAlexoid on Sat 30th Jun 2012 07:28 in reply to "Ha"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

If you type for more than an hour punching out code - in US you already have infringed on at least one patent.

Welcome to the USPTO that grants patents on ridiculously low standards, compared to the rest of the world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfH8iyNjpYo
http://www.pubpat.org/

Edited 2012-06-30 07:30 UTC

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RE[2]: Ha
by Nelson on Sat 30th Jun 2012 07:30 in reply to "RE: Ha"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Patents can be infringed upon and at the same time be invalid. The concept is not mutually exclusive.

If you can prove prior art, obviousness, or anything like that, you can prevail in court.

If you can't, take a license.

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RE: Ha
by nej_simon on Sat 30th Jun 2012 15:12 in reply to "Ha"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

And I get voted down for calling Android a legal minefield. Riight.


Every tech product is a legal minefiled with the current patent system. Especially if they compete with companies like Apple and Microsoft.

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RE[2]: Ha
by Nelson on Sat 30th Jun 2012 22:05 in reply to "RE: Ha"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Not exactly, most companies play ball and license the patents they infringe upon if they're deemed valid. Every big player (sans Google) does.

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