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: The Fight must go on
by krreagan on Sat 25th Aug 2012 20:39 UTC in reply to "The Fight must go on"
krreagan
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2008-04-08

Interesting... I've made a similar comment about Samsung and Android.

BTW: I've been buying Apple products since the early 80's and currently have about 15 working Apple products in my house. and several hundred shares of AAPL (since ~2002, $12.22 per share when purchased ;) .

Apple is a great American success story! If you don't like the patent system then change the patent system, don't bitch about companies that play by the same rules as every other company out there. Don't think for a minute that Samsung or Google would not have done exactly the same thing if the roles were reversed!

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