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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how can this be?
by Nelson on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:42 UTC
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I thought OSNews arm chair patent lawyers were infallible and that prior art would prevail?

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RE: how can this be?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:43 in reply to "how can this be?"
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Would vs. should.

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RE[2]: how can this be?
by Nelson on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:44 in reply to "RE: how can this be?"
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Its more like, people use the term prior art without knowing what it means, or what it takes to prove it in court.

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