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 danger of software patents
by Lennie on Sun 26th Aug 2012 11:39 UTC in reply to "The danger of software patents"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

"There is the notion that mathematics is discovered rather than invented. If something was already there, how you patent it?"

That is what I think about DNA/gene patents.

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