Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 21:16 UTC
Legal This week, Samsung started its defence in the big Apple vs. Samsung thing. First, Samsung pointed towards several cases of prior art, trying to invalidate Apple patents, surely something that's going to be the theme to Samsung's case. Later, Samsung pulled its own software patents out of its a... Neck, claiming Apple infringed them. The patents are just as ridiculous as Apple's, but alas, they have to do something in the face of Apple's anti-competitive aggression. Here is Shepard under a unicorn rainbow.
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Yup
by judgen on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:13 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

Hopefully something good will come out of this litigation and its following verdict, but i am starting to doubt it.

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RE: Yup
by Alfman on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:56 in reply to "Yup"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

The best case scenario is that both companies are allowed to continue selling their devices while passing along minimal royalty fees to consumers, and all that will have been lost is millions in $ of legal overhead.

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RE[2]: Yup
by shmerl on Wed 15th Aug 2012 00:32 in reply to "RE: Yup"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

The best scenario IMO - passing no fees to consumers and complete invalidation of offensive patents. All other scenarios can hardly be called "best".

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RE: Yup
by quackalist on Tue 14th Aug 2012 23:45 in reply to "Yup"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Win, and you'd have to wonder how, or lose imagine in years to come this will be thought the defining moment when Apple lost the plot and threw it all away...well, maybe not all but than MS hasn't thrown it all away as yet.

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