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 pjafrombbay on Mon 27th Aug 2012 07:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Everybody wins"
pjafrombbay
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2005-07-31

Melin said: Apple is going to be banned forever in my home and if my work place gets apple products i will not touch them...

I agree!

I will NEVER buy an Apple product. The company has stifled innovation.

However, the US Patent system is the real villain here. Patents for rectangles should never have been allowed.

Australia has both patents and registered designs, the rectangle boxes may have been a registered design (I don't know how, but...) but NOT a patent.

What is ironical here is the fact that Apple got its post Apple ][ start by "stealing" Xerox patents when it developed the Lisa and then the Macintosh.

Regards,
Peter

Edited 2012-08-27 07:05 UTC

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RE[3]: Everybody wins
by jabbotts on Mon 27th Aug 2012 18:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Everybody wins"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

You may need to re-read your history (or I do, given fact checked sources).

Xerox gave Apple ( Steve Jobs + a team of engineers with notebooks.. to be specific) permission to tour the facilities, take notes and use ideas. Apple gave Xerox a lump of shares.

I have no love of Apple but the "Apple stole from Xerox" myth needs to die.

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