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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Comment by kees1869
by kees1869 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 10:52 UTC
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So now they can sue companies like HTC and others as well. O wait a minute, didn't I have smartphones before the 1st iphone came out? OK, they were controlled with a stylus, but they weren't that much different. Can somebody sue apple now, for stealing the whole smartphone concept?...

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