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[4]: Wow
by Windows Sucks on Fri 7th Sep 2012 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

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.


Ummmm, difference is Apple has patents they applied for, received legally and are valid till a court or the patent office says otherwise, that Apple is saying that Samsung violated. You can go look them up.

Lets see if you can find a patent application or number for this "patent"

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RE[5]: Wow
by TechGeek on Fri 7th Sep 2012 23:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow"
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2006-01-14

When Apple first sued Samsung, this site ran the following:

"Apple Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement"
http://www.osnews.com/story/24650/Apple_Sues_Samsung_for_Patent_Inf...

The article does not list any patent numbers. Its just as unsubstantiated as the current article is. So lets be fair. Yes, the Chinese maker could be full of crap. But they have just as much of a claim as Apple did. The company does have a working phone that looks very much like what the iPhone 5 is purported to look like. Considering they actually sell the phone, its not that far of a stretch to believe they filed patents on it.

Edited 2012-09-07 23:07 UTC

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RE[6]: Wow
by Windows Sucks on Fri 7th Sep 2012 23:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Wow"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

When Apple first sued Samsung, this site ran the following:

"Apple Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement"
http://www.osnews.com/story/24650/Apple_Sues_Samsung_for_Patent_Inf...

The article does not list any patent numbers. Its just as unsubstantiated as the current article is.


? If you read the OSnews story you linked to above you will see that the original story that OSnews quotes from and links to DOES include several of the patent numbers.

In this case all that we have to make a story is someone from the company in question saying they patented their product and that they could sue Apple. Good marketing for them I must admit cause their site crashed from all the hits after this was said, but its not news.

I could make the same claim. Would I be news?

It will be actual news the day they pull out the patent and actually sue.

Edited 2012-09-07 23:27 UTC

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