Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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RE[4]: Problem
by jared_wilkes on Sun 26th Aug 2012 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Problem"
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OP said that non-obvious part is specifically having one simple button.

And your argument was the jury found devices with more than one button infringing.

But you can't use some forum poster's personal logic for non-obviousness as an argument against why devices can be found infringing.

Invalidity of patent because of obviousness and/or your personal opinion of what is obvious is not determined in the same manner that a court determines if someone is infringing a valid patent.

Since the utility patents cover software, and the design patents of the iPhone form relate to hardware -- which patent do YOU think I'm talking about?

Edited 2012-08-26 19:39 UTC

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