Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC
Legal And just like that, within a matter of days, the jury has reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung. The basic gist is simple: Apple's software patents are valid, and many Samsung devices infringe upon them. Apple's iPhone 3G trade dress is valid, and Samsung's Galaxy S line infringes, but other devices did not. Samsung did not infringe Apple's iPad design patent. Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's patents. Apple is awarded a little over $1 billion in damages. Competition lost today, and developers in the United States should really start to get worried - software patents got validated big time today.
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Tired Jurors
by Pugetropolis on Sat 25th Aug 2012 01:01 UTC
Pugetropolis
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2007-09-27

I suspect the jurors saw that it was Friday afternoon, and delivered a classic "We want to get the hell out of here" verdict.

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RE: Tired Jurors
by JAlexoid on Sat 25th Aug 2012 02:41 in reply to "Tired Jurors"
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2009-05-19

It's quite obvious that they were in a hurry. Why? They found Nexus S to infringe on a claim that it does not implement...

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