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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Coca Cola didn't die because of Pepsi...
by Dekonega on Sat 25th Aug 2012 01:16 UTC
Dekonega
Member since:
2009-07-28

Tonight Apple wins, everyone else losses...

In a long run this will force all the other companies to spend more money to be different than Apple. And I think that this will seriously hurt Apple's position as a market leader. Apple shot its own foot with a shotgun with this one.

If Samsung had win then Apple would have been able to advertise that "they are the real thing" among all the impostors which try to imitate Apple's user experience.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Standards patents aren't difficult to be designed around. They HAVE to be granted!

(This was supposed to be in reply to TechGeek above.)

Edited 2012-08-25 02:02 UTC

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