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]: Everybody wins
by bfr99 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Everybody wins"
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I tend to place more credence on people who are willing to risk money instead of shooting off their mouths. I doubt the venture capital firms in Silicon Valley agree that software patents deter innovation.

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RE[3]: Everybody wins
by zima on Wed 29th Aug 2012 00:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Everybody wins"
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This might be a surprise to you, but venture capitalists don't really care about overall progress - they care about capital, money, and only for them.

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