Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2012 15:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android fans, especially those of you who love your Samsung devices, might have something to cheer about today as it looks like Chinese phone maker GooPhone have already patented the design of the new iPhone 5 before Apple have had chance!" This is just... Wow.
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RE: Wow
by TechGeek on Fri 7th Sep 2012 18:00 UTC in reply to "Wow"
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Well, its not unsubstantiated as there are multiple sources, some of which are Chinese. Further more, you can read the article and see the actual phone the patents are based on.

As for what could happen? Delays, bad press, possibly injunctions. Isn't that enough to warrant some attention?

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RE[2]: Wow
by Windows Sucks on Fri 7th Sep 2012 18:55 in reply to "RE: Wow"
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2005-11-10

Well, its not unsubstantiated as there are multiple sources, some of which are Chinese. Further more, you can read the article and see the actual phone the patents are based on.

As for what could happen? Delays, bad press, possibly injunctions. Isn't that enough to warrant some attention?


Having a story in the news does not substantiate it. Example Bruce Willis suing over his iTunes music rights. It's was all over the world news, mostly in the US, totally wrong.

The story says the company says it got a patent? Even in China how do you get a patent in a few weeks when in most places it takes some time of patent pending before you get a patent. On top of that do we even know that you can get design patents in China? Lol.

So the patent application or patent award would at minimum substantiate it not just a companies word.

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RE[3]: Wow
by TechGeek on Fri 7th Sep 2012 19:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
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Well, you are free to argue that fact. Just like OS News is free to run the story. Even if it doesn't support the rainbows and unicorns view of Apple that you would like, it is still news worthy. And the article does link to its source, which includes a Chinese company publicly saying that they patented the design of their knock off. This is no different than Apple claiming Samsung copied its iPhone. And no one suggested that OS News not cover that article, not even you.

Edited 2012-09-07 19:29 UTC

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