Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 06:07 UTC
Legal Reactions to Apple's yesterday win are in. Tim Cook: "The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. [...] We applaud the court for finding Samsung's behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn't right." Samsung: "Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies."
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Comment by Lazarus
by Lazarus on Sat 25th Aug 2012 08:27 UTC
Lazarus
Member since:
2005-08-10

"At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth"

And your one billion dollar "innovation" involves rectangles with rounded corners, and common sense UI features.

This is what you get when you remove anyone who actually knows anything about technology (or i guess common sense) from jury duty. Here's hoping the mess gets fixed on appeal.

Fucking rounded rectangles...

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RE: Comment by Lazarus
by MOS6510 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 10:17 in reply to "Comment by Lazarus"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The jury members were pretty good educated and included a few with a technical background.

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RE[2]: Comment by Lazarus
by Fergy on Sat 25th Aug 2012 17:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by Lazarus"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

The jury members were pretty good educated and included a few with a technical background.

So how do you explain the verdict then? I think the judge is up for "worst human being 2012".

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RE: Comment by Lazarus
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 10:55 in reply to "Comment by Lazarus"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah. There were probably a lot of Apple fans in the jury. I see no other logical explanation for this astonishingly repulsive ruling. Apple's response was the typical "haha, we won, see, we're the best and can do no wrong" while Samsung was down to earth on their response to the ruling. The fact that Apple won and got these insanely retarded patents upheld is downright nauseating, and although obviously Samsung is just trying to make themselves look better, they're exactly right, and I applaud them for calling out on the U.S. patent system for what it really is: bullshit.

Apple, go eat d***.

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