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]: Just plain lame
by Soulbender on Sat 25th Aug 2012 08:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Just plain lame"
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Apples factories are some of the best in the tech industry...

Oh you mean the Chinese factories that everyone is using? Sure, they're good but there's just one problem; they're used by everyone and not owned by Apple.

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RE[3]: Just plain lame
by krreagan on Sat 25th Aug 2012 20:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Just plain lame"
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Apple checks on the status of the factories where their products are made. They don't have the ability to check on the factories that others use. This probably means some of the factories used by others and Apple have improved because of Apple's due diligence.

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RE[4]: Just plain lame
by some1 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 21:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Just plain lame"
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What kind of fairy tale have you read this in?

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