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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satsujinka
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2010-03-11

Except that's not what happened. It would be more like if Nike hadn't gotten any trademarks and this mike company went and registered some and then sued Nike and won.

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kyousefi Member since:
2012-07-28

So, you think the refrigerator maker company is the company with original ideas, and the company that has newton, PowerBook, Macintosh, quick take, mac OS, iPod and iPhone is the copy cat?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

newton


Not the first graphical, touchscreen PDA (Palm's Zoomer was the first), and by far not the most successful - it was a major flop.

PowerBook


A laptop.

Macintosh


Overpriced (compare to the Amiga) less capable version of Xerox' work. Game changer for sure, but hardly innovative.

quick take


Invented and built by Kodak and Fujifilm. Digital photography is older than Apple itself.

mac OS


See Macintosh. The only successful homegrown operating system Apple has ever built, which they completely neglected for years until they became the laughing stock of the industry.

iPod


Fantastic device, but in the end, just a music player.

iPhone


Fantastic device, but as a heavy former PDA user, kind of 'meh'.

Apple in a nutshell: great devices, made possible because of industry progress and copying others. I actually applaud that - it's just that Apple believes it should be the only one allowed to stand on the shoulders of giants.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

So, you think the refrigerator maker company is the company with original ideas


I don't see what them making refrigerators has anything to do with this.

newton, PowerBook, Macintosh, quick take, mac OS, iPod and iPhone is the copy cat?


None of these are original ideas. Good products perhaps but not original ideas.

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