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[4]: Everybody wins
by JAlexoid on Sat 25th Aug 2012 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Everybody wins"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

The only reason I could come up with for Samsung not challenging the patents in that way is that they didn't want the same to happen to theirs.


Bingo! Samsung lawyers were so preoccupied with all-or-nothing approach, that it bit them in the ass. They could have gone the "narrow down patent claims" route, but they only wanted invalidation.

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