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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Just plain lame
by ze_jerkface on Sat 25th Aug 2012 01:08 UTC
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

What actually bothers me about this is that Apple has 70 billion dollars in the bank from iPhone sales and they don't even know what to spend it on. It's not like they're a small struggling company that got their ideas ripped off by a bigger one.

This is all the work of Jobs from beyond the grave.

I don't think eliminating software patents is the answer but there needs to be reform for anything UI related.

Even if you eliminated software patents Apple would still be a twisted company that has 70 billion in the bank and did their best to keep horrid factory conditions a secret. They're definitely a lawyer heavy company and if they didn't have patents they would attack Samsung at another level other than through fair competition. California jury.......what a joke.

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RE: Just plain lame
by krreagan on Sat 25th Aug 2012 05:30 in reply to "Just plain lame"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

What actually bothers me about this is that Apple has 70 billion dollars in the bank from iPhone sales and they don't even know what to spend it on. It's not like they're a small struggling company that got their ideas ripped off by a bigger one.

So only small struggling companies should be allowed to protect their IP?

Apples factories are some of the best in the tech industry...

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RE[2]: Just plain lame
by Johann Chua on Sat 25th Aug 2012 08:03 in reply to "RE: Just plain lame"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Apple doesn't own any factories now, do they?

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RE[2]: Just plain lame
by Soulbender on Sat 25th Aug 2012 08:19 in reply to "RE: Just plain lame"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Apples factories are some of the best in the tech industry...


Oh you mean the Chinese factories that everyone is using? Sure, they're good but there's just one problem; they're used by everyone and not owned by Apple.

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