Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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I see no problem...
by thavith_osn on Fri 6th Jul 2012 23:28 UTC
thavith_osn
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2005-07-11

When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 Jobs clearly stated that they had patented the hell out of it (go back and see).

What Apple basically said is, if you "copy" our ideas, we'll see you in court.

Now, Samsung has copied ideas from Apple, then it's Samsung that is at fault. They gave their customers something they had no right to give them. Now they are taken away, most people here point at Apple as the bad guys, but no, Samsung is at fault.

Samsung should do the right thing in the first place and come up with their own ideas, or pay for the right to use them.

You'll notice Apple never look for money, just removal of infringing material.

If it is shown in the future that Samsung hasn't infringed, then Apple should pay for ALL damages.

Simple.

BTW: This is clearly not a "if you can't compete" scenario (I mention this as Thom loves to bring this up from time to time).

On a side note, I disagree with the patent system we (actually I'm an Aussie, but I'm sure our system is similar and we are certainly affected by the US law at any rate) currently have, but right now, it's law :-(

Secondly, I've pre-ordered a Nexus 7, so I'm not totally blinded to non Apple things.

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RE: I see no problem...
by Finalzone on Sat 7th Jul 2012 07:56 in reply to "I see no problem..."
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 Jobs clearly stated that they had patented the hell out of it (go back and see).

What Apple basically said is, if you "copy" our ideas, we'll see you in court.

Now, Samsung has copied ideas from Apple, then it's Samsung that is at fault. They gave their customers something they had no right to give them. Now they are taken away, most people here point at Apple as the bad guys, but no, Samsung is at fault


Apple IPhone is nothing new, LG Prada proved Apple actually copied other ideas and had the audacity to patent the obvious showing they cannot compete on merit. I have seen plenty devices that have features found on iPhone before its appereance outside the US from Japan and Korea.
Apple is very good at refinement but zero in ideas.

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