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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Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

You can be innovative in how you execute, bringing something to mass market, making it consumable, and usable. That's something to be lauded.

Sure there have been touch screens, and gestures, and whatever else, but there are very specific nuances in Apple's applications of these concepts if you look beyond the abstracts of the patents they hold. There is some real thoughtfulness.

To me, being able to bring all this together into a cohesive product at the time was unspeakable. Apple shook the mobile world hard, and altered the roadmap of every mobile company in the industry.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

You can be innovative in how you execute, bringing something to mass market, making it consumable, and usable. That's something to be lauded.

You can't patent what you just mentioned. So Apple has no right to patent idea's that they got from other companies.
Idea patents are just indefensible

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Welcome to OSNews, where everyone is a patent law expert.

You should've been representing Samsung, maybe they would've won their case.

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