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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I certainly do! I just don't believe this case is the be all and all of patent issues. Patent laws are the problem, not this case. I'm not a fan of software patents. I despise the idea that a company can patent a living organism or seed. Or a geometric shape.

However, when a company feels like a product is being outright ripped off by a competitor, I believe they have the right to put forward their case!

Let's save the outrage till AFTER a ruling.

EDIT - fixed rather critical typo.

Edited 2012-08-07 18:05 UTC

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