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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by steogede2 on Mon 27th Aug 2012 11:49 UTC
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I heard this news story first on the news summary on the Today program on BBC Radio 4 (an early morning news/current affairs programme). Here is what they said:

"Samsung, the South Korean IT giant, has been found guilt of stealing technology from Apple and fined a million dollars."

To be fair to them, they did get it all correct in the main story - they did quite a fair story, for mainstream media. Here's the iPlayer link http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01m47d9/Today_25_08_2012/

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