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[2]: Everybody wins
by Lennie on Sun 26th Aug 2012 11:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Everybody wins"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Hasn't it been shown, time and time again that most of these patents are just plain obvious ?

There is no benefit for patents on obvious things, I'll go so far to say there is a big disadvantage to the market to have those patents.

It does not encourage innovation, it actually slows down innovation.

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