Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2012 11:58 UTC
Legal "While Apple's technology is a 'very nice invention', the technique used in Android differs from the iOS solution, argued Bas Berghuis van Woortman, one of Samsung's lawyers. Because the Android based method is more hierarchical the system is more complex and therefore harder for developers to use, he said. [...] Apple disagrees. 'They suggest that they have a lesser solution, but that is simply not true', said Apple's lawyer Theo Blomme to judge Peter Blok, who presided over a team of three judges, in a response to Samsung's claim." I just wish these companies and their lawyers could see and hear themselves. If only for a few seconds. Not even Monty Python could write this. By the way, all these patents were already thrown out last year by the Dutch courts, but Apple started a 'bottom procedure', a more thorough handling of the case. Three expert IP judges preside, and due to the earlier ruling, Apple is fighting an uphill battle.
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Janvl
Member since:
2007-02-20

@ MOS6510
Just for the record, where would the IT industry be today had IBM forbidden to clone the first PC's?

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

There is no way to know for sure.

The period in which there were a large number of different computer systems probably would have lasted much longer. Commodore and Atari may have had a longer run or even still be around today. New companies would have had a chance to bring out new systems with some hope of grabbing enough marketshare to survive.

The difference between a Dell, HP, Acer, Lenovo, etc... is really just the logo they stick on the front. Even an Apple iMac is just a x86 PC running OS X.

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Janvl Member since:
2007-02-20

I guess you just gave proof that patents are no good.

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