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[7]: Resistance is Futile...
by tonny on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Resistance is Futile..."
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Um.. How about apple using Nokia patent without paying them out? And then paying ONLY WHEN they lose in the court?

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RE[8]: Resistance is Futile...
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 15:27 in reply to "RE[7]: Resistance is Futile..."
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It's hard not to violate anyone's patents these days, that's the whole problem with this system.

Even though I dislike the system, if Nokia owns the patents Apple uses than Apple must pay a fair price. If Samsung violates any of Apple's rights they must pay too.

If anyone, Nokia/Samsung/Apple, lets it comes to a trail if they can't settle and have a judge look at it it's their fair right.

The problem with Apple is that they stopped settling and are going for the win/kill each time. This is something I don't like or agree with. Now I can understand they went after Samsung, but they shouldn't go after companies like HTC or Motorola.

They probably want to be different and think that's a mayor selling point they want to defend, but while companies like Samsung copy they should be busy coming up with the next trend or big thing, not hold on to the old/current one. The world is now used to phones that look and behave like iPhones. Banning Samsung, which would be not only extreme, but also rather unbelievable, just opens the door for another company.

Samsung doesn't have Apple's eco system. If Apple just made their eco system to hard to refuse for customers they'd be winners. No solo Samsung product can beat that.

Just cross license all the patents and work together to fight off patent trolls.

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