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[2]: Oh the rage on here...
by graig on Sat 25th Aug 2012 05:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh the rage on here..."
graig
Member since:
2010-09-18

The Apple stores are based on Bauhaus principles dating from the 1920s. Bauhaus is in turn heavily based on much earlier styles.

If you bothered to learn any design or architectural history you would realize that ALL of Apples products are highly derivative or even blatant copies of existing designs.



Nonetheless they could make their phones look modern without copying apple directly. Apple design comes from the history books, and from their designers own sensibilities, and from research and development.. samsung's designs appear to have come from apple. And that's why they lost this big time.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

samsung's designs appear to have come from apple

Up close they are nothing alike. Samsung phones have a micro usb connector, unsealed cases, removable batteries, removable storage cards etc. No Samsung phone has a glass back.

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RE[3]: Oh the rage on here...
by dsmogor on Mon 27th Aug 2012 12:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh the rage on here..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Try to come up with at different way of doing touch scroll gesture. Good luck.

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