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: Right
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 17:55 UTC in reply to "Right"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

70% of the world's computer chips is made using chip making machines from a Dutch company called ASML. In other words, without us, you'd have no computers in the first place. On top of that, we happen to be the second or third largest investor in the United States, so I wouldn't strike such a haughty tone with me, kid.

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RE[2]: Right
by Windows Sucks on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:29 in reply to "RE: Right"
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2005-11-10

ASML likes to sue also. Ask Nikon how they feel about that. But I guess ASML is special and it's ok if they defend their patents but Apple can't defend their patents that they got legally. And we appreciate you all investing in the US, more money for us. Thanks. :-)

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RE[2]: Right
by Netfun81 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 20:13 in reply to "RE: Right"
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2008-03-25

LOL yeah no computers without the dutch...lol Thank god the dutch invented computers and chip making. What else do you want to take credit for?

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RE[2]: Right
by Coxy on Sat 25th Aug 2012 20:31 in reply to "RE: Right"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

To para-phrase homer simpson

"Aw, you can come up with statistics to prove anything, Thom. 40% of all people know that."

Edited 2012-08-25 20:32 UTC

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RE[2]: Right
by brichpmr on Sun 26th Aug 2012 12:12 in reply to "RE: Right"
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2006-04-22

70% of the world's computer chips is made using chip making machines from a Dutch company called ASML. In other words, without us, you'd have no computers in the first place. On top of that, we happen to be the second or third largest investor in the United States, so I wouldn't strike such a haughty tone with me, kid.


And most of all, we wouldn't have the Royal Concertgebouw....one of the world's greatest classical orchestras....the Netherlands is a cool place!

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RE[2]: Right
by zima on Wed 29th Aug 2012 09:05 in reply to "RE: Right"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

we happen to be the second or third largest investor in the United States, so I wouldn't strike such a haughty tone with me, kid.

Though how much of that is because of Shell? (and if large part: not sure anything-oil-industry is a reason to gloat about, especially in the context of the US http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Human_welfare_and_ecological_foot... - fossil fuels is from where we mostly take the "surplus", for now - & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_boundaries ...or Sheel in general, WRT to Niger Delta for example)

Interesting about ASML (and... curious HQ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ASML_headquarters_Veldhoven.jpg )

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