Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 10:43 UTC
Legal "This is in the believe it or not category, but the foreman in the Apple v Samsung trial is still talking about the verdict and why the jurors did what they did. And the more he talks, the worse it gets for that verdict. Gizmodo asked him to sit today for live questions. And believe it or not, he did it. And when asked if the jury was ever asking whether or not a patent should have issued, he claims that they never did because that wasn't their role and the judge told them to assume the patents issued properly and not to second guess that determination. That is so wrong it's not even just wrong. The verdict form and the jury instructions specifically asked them to address that very question." Together with the earlier reports, it's quite clear by now this jury messed up completely. If a device with a keyboard can be found to infringe iPhone design patents, then everything can. This verdict should be flushed down the crapper.
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RE[2]: Incompetent, but ...
by Pro-Competition on Wed 5th Sep 2012 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Incompetent, but ..."
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If Samsung were found not to have diluted iPhone's trade dress you would hear a big WTF from me.

I am really confused by all of this "trade dress" talk. I find that a great many products look almost identical, yet I never hear of this dispute in any other field.

Cars, toasters, televisions, etc. They all look the same to me - I have to look at the nameplate to figure out the brand. (In fact, I think almost all televisions look much more similar to each other than iPhones and Galaxies.)

The only exception I can think of like this is designer handbags. Actually, now that I think about it, there are similarities there (high profit margins, hype generation, litigiousness). But is that really the model we want to base our society/economy on?

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RE[3]: Incompetent, but ...
by JAlexoid on Thu 6th Sep 2012 10:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Incompetent, but ..."
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Have you seen Samsung Galaxy Ace?

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