Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 07:50 UTC
Legal "After weeks of witnesses, prototypes, and one last failed settlement talk, it came down to this: Apple and Samsung's closing arguments in what is very likely the tech trial of the century. The day saw both sides landing heavy blows before sending the case off to the jury - where anything can happen." The jury has to contend with 109 (!) pages of instructions and a verdict form consisting of whopping 22 pages with over 700 (!) verdicts to make - and they have to be unanimous. This is beyond ridiculous, bordering on the clinically insane. With several options for appeal still open, there is nothing to be gained from this. It's a circus.
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RE[3]: Resistance is Futile...
by Tony Swash on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 12:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Resistance is Futile..."
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

Uhm, you forget to mention Apple violated their settlement agreements several times in that case.

Selective perception is a b*tch.



But Thom - don't you hate this sort of thing, patents and copyrights blocking innovation, shouldn't you be here backing Apple's actions against the Beatles Apple Corp?

Oh - I forgot - your principles are flexible.

All companies are equal but some are more equal than others.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Uh, I never said it was a problem that Apple violated said agreement - in fact, the agreement was ridiculous to begin with.

What I did point out, however, was that I find it kind of funny that when Apple violates a legally binding agreement, you Apple fanatics suddenly join MY side - only because now it's Apple doing the very thing you condemn other companies of doing.

Pretty funny.

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RE[5]: Resistance is Futile...
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 13:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Resistance is Futile..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I replied to Orfanum who spread some FUD about turtle necks and supported it with "prove" that turned out to be overly flawed. Then you joined Orfanum's side.

The agreement that started in 1978 and has seen 2 grey area cases is generally boring and has nothing do to with turtle necks or Apple being a repeat offender, which Orfanum and you suggest.

It's just how things work in this world, but just because one party is Apple (Computer) you designate them the villain and the other automatically the good guys.

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RE[5]: Resistance is Futile...
by Alfman on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 13:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Resistance is Futile..."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Thom Holwerda,

Hypocrisy is a typical fanboy response. It's so predictable now that it's boring: their companies are incriminated so they get all roused up and become ridiculously over-defensive, they make tenuous mental algebra to justify their preconceived notions about good and evil corporations. They'll pin the problem on anyone else but can never accept the fact that their leaders are sometimes guilty. I could never be so simple minded as to have blind faith in any entity the way fanboys do, I need to see the good AND the bad.

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RE[4]: Resistance is Futile...
by smashIt on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 16:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Resistance is Futile..."
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

But Thom - don't you hate this sort of thing, patents and copyrights blocking innovation, shouldn't you be here backing Apple's actions against the Beatles Apple Corp?


do you even know the diverence between brand/trademark/logos and patent/copyright?

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