Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 11:14 UTC
Legal Yet another loss for Apple in Europe - Dutch courts have just ruled in favour of Samsung concerning supposed infringement of a patent detailing ignoring multiple touch inputs, affirming last year's provisional ruling. Apple asked for a ban on loads of Galaxy devices. However, the courts ruled that Samsung and Android do not infringe this patent, also referring to similar rulings in the UK and Germany where Apple lost on similar grounds, while also affirming the British judge's ruling that the patent in itself isn't 'inventive'. Apple has been ordered to pay all legal proceedings, too. In case you're wondering, you're not alone when it comes to pattern recognition: Apple's only true win so far has been in a jury trial in the US. Make of that what you will.
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Wed 24th Oct 2012 12:00 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

In case you're wondering, you're not alone when it comes to pattern recognition: Apple's only true win so far has been in a jury trial in the US. Make of that what you will.


Not just a jury trial, but a jury who's foreman is a US patent holder.

Why on Earth Samsung agreed to select Velvin Hogan as a juror I don't know. He'd seem like an obvious candidate for the 'exclude' list. But I guess that's the beauty of hindsight.

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Lorin on Wed 24th Oct 2012 13:09 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Apple's only supposed win was just invalidated today by the patent office, they are catching the shaft hard today.

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by JAlexoid on Wed 24th Oct 2012 13:18 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Don't they have a limited number of vetoes during jury selection?

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Wed 24th Oct 2012 14:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Don't they have a limited number of vetoes during jury selection?

Possibly. I've seen TV shows where they've mentioned that, but they've all been fiction so hardly count as evidence.

Edited 2012-10-24 14:46 UTC

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