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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Carewolf
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2005-09-08

Just take care because Apple isn't claiming the invention of the green phone icon.

According to the linked article from CNET, Apple is claiming just that. Are you saying CNET is wrong? Not that I would be surprised, but in the article the green phone icon has an Apple patent number and everything.

Apple even claims to have invented using a cog for settings, and claims all other icons with cogs on them infringe even if the color, design and number of cogs is different.

Check the link, it really is that insane. On the surface it seems to be Apple insanity, but if you any evidence to the contrary, I would happily believe CNET finally lost it.

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