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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unclefester
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2007-01-13

Phones and tablets have a two year lifespan. The software inertia is essentially worthless.

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

The API lasts longer than two years. The Android game selection is still quite inferior compared to the iPhone. I wish this wasn't the case but it is.

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