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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RE: Oh the rage on here...
by ssokolow on Sat 25th Aug 2012 01:09 UTC in reply to "Oh the rage on here..."
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Software patents are bad, but Samsung had it coming.

Notice how Google isn't being sued? There is nothing wrong with Android itself and it is competing just fine.

Samsung got smacked with this because they did so much shameless copying. Maybe you don't agree, but a jury just did.


Are you new here or just trolling? ...because, if you were a regular, you'd already know that Google isn't being sued because Microsoft found it easier to buly Android hardware-makers into paying license fees and the Samsung v. Apple Jury was carefully chosen to make sure they know nothing about the technology they're judging.

I don't know about you, but I certainly wouldn't trust a medical decision if the doctor was chosen for being the most ignorant one available.

Edited 2012-08-25 01:10 UTC

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RE[2]: Oh the rage on here...
by JAlexoid on Sat 25th Aug 2012 02:40 in reply to "RE: Oh the rage on here..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Blame Samsung for screwing up patent invalidity case.

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