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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The Fight must go on
by mantrik00 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 09:57 UTC
mantrik00
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2011-07-06

I was anticipating a farcical verdict from the beginning...right from the incident when the Judge asked the Samsung lawyer to identify/differentiate Apple's and Samsung's tablets (in switched-off mode) from a distance (instead of a usable distance). It was a ridiculous test to be used by a judge. My belief of a partisan result consolidated when I read that the judge was not allowing the admission of various "prior art" against the claims of Apple's patents. Further, the manner in which jury instructions were framed and the way in which the jury decided to give it all to Apple, it seems the verdict was pre-programmed. I do not own an Apple product. After this, I will never buy one and, as far as possible, I will ensure that my kin buy from any company but not from Apple.

I do not own an Apple product. After this, I will never buy one and, as far as possible, I will ensure that my kin buy from any company but not from Apple.

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RE: The Fight must go on
by krreagan on Sat 25th Aug 2012 20:39 in reply to "The Fight must go on"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Interesting... I've made a similar comment about Samsung and Android.

BTW: I've been buying Apple products since the early 80's and currently have about 15 working Apple products in my house. and several hundred shares of AAPL (since ~2002, $12.22 per share when purchased ;) .

Apple is a great American success story! If you don't like the patent system then change the patent system, don't bitch about companies that play by the same rules as every other company out there. Don't think for a minute that Samsung or Google would not have done exactly the same thing if the roles were reversed!

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