Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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Farce isn't fun.
by RogerBryce on Tue 7th Aug 2012 17:34 UTC
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"Samsung is also infringing Apple's icon trademarks by advertising and selling a wide variety of products using confusingly similar icons...The icons on these products were intentionally designed to look like Apple's icons and infringe Apple's trademark rights."

That's ridiculous over the top. For the simple reason icons are supposed to work more or less like ideographs and be as similar and effective as possible. One could say they'd be "confusing" if they were totally different. I wonder if they're somehow trying to make us believe that the world is actually going the other way around or that the way we see it is actually upside down. Really, this thing Apple is complaining about is getting more and more farcical and less and less funny.

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