Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[4]: Comment by kovacm
by henderson101 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

I find it fascinating how people have such a hard time understanding what "inventing" means.


Implement. Did I mention "invent"? The problem is, implementation *should* be key in all hardware patents.

If Apple created a phone form factor with a multitouch screen, then with in the next 2 years 50+ phones appeared with that style of interface - what conclusion should we draw?

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