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[8]: Everybody wins
by Laurence on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Everybody wins"
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Not sure where you read that.

It was my recollection at the time. (I'm an old bastard - I was using computers even back then :p )

I agree it's upsetting to see the same company in the same court bringing almost the same claims and seeing the law changing enough to let them win.

The ironic thing is, I can see more merit in Apple being granted a patent for their GUI back then, than I can for most of the things they patent now.

But as has been said already, Apple don't want to see history repeat.

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