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]: I'm an Apple fanboy...
by brichpmr on Sun 26th Aug 2012 11:59 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm an Apple fanboy..."
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"Imagine is Apple had patented the GUI (or Xerox for that matter).

In the very old days, Apple did sue Microsoft over the use of the trashcan on the desktop. Or threaten to sue, I am no longer sure how it went.

This is the reason why the 16versions of windows did not have a trashcan application.

Apple was always like this

Back in the day, a good number of us users who were running Win 95/98/ME alongside Mac OS 7 and 8, found it fairly obvious that Microsoft's 'Recycle Bin' was a blatant rip-off of the Mac's 'Trash.' It was a running joke.

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