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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by Nelson on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:47 UTC
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Its beyond offensive and downright delirious to suggest that 12 jurors were Xenophobic and they only ruled for Apple because they're American.

However, everything is "balanced" when Samsung (who is a double digit contributor to the GDP of South Korea) has a favorable ruling wrt Standard Essential Patents in their home country.

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by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 19:27 in reply to "wiw"
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What are you referring to? Haven't seen that posted here.

The US is the only place with a decidedly victorious outcome for Apple. Germany, The Netherlands, the UK, South Korea al ended up positive for Samsung. Make of that what you will.

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by Windows Sucks on Sat 25th Aug 2012 23:36 in reply to "RE: wiw"
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Actually the Neatherlands is the only place Samsung has won. They have lost 3 cases in Germany. One in France, one in Italy and they split in their own home country.

Samsung is on a losing streak, this is just the largest.

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