Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2014 00:28 UTC
Legal

An eight-person jury on Friday handed back a mixed verdict in the Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement case.

The jury found Samsung's gadgets infringed Apple's '647 patent, but not the '959 patent or '414 patent. Results were mixed for the '721 patent, with some Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy Nexus, found to infringe, and others not.

The jury awarded Apple only $119.6 million for the infringement.

Apple wanted more than $2 billion. The verdict is still being read, and the jury has also ruled that Apple infringed on one of Samsung's patents, awarding Samsung $158000 for it.

So, pocket change both ways. A total waste of money, public resources, the jury members' time, and the court system. Well done you, patent system.

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RE[8]: Comment by Nelson
by Soulbender on Mon 5th May 2014 12:23 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Nelson"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

There's a difference between an "open platform" and a platform built on open source technologies.
When you say "open platform" most people think of a platform that is just that, open.
A platform built on open source technologies on the other hand does not need to be open.

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RE[9]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Mon 5th May 2014 15:01 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Amazing. Someone gets it.

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