Verdict is in: Apple v. Samsung in CA Fed Ct.
Hasn't been announced yet though...
Live Blog: http://live.theverge.com/apple-samsung-verdict-live/
- 08-24-2012, 06:17 PM #4
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I also wanted to point out this...i checked the mail today and i received my settlement check from Samsung for the capacitor lawsuit they had against them for their Plasma TV's. It covered parts and repairs we made for that TV last year totaling $350. I'm using that check towards my iPhone pre-order.
Life is beautiful and ironic.
- 08-24-2012, 06:49 PM #10
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- 08-24-2012, 07:16 PM #12
As seen on twitter: Florian Mueller @FOSSpatents
Contrary to what Samsung says, the verdict is not simply a loss for consumers. It's more complex than that. "Copytition" is not the answer.
What would undoubtedly have been a loss for consumers is if Samsung had succeeded with its attempt to abuse standard-essential patents.
FOSS Patents: Apple's billion-dollar win over Samsung is a huge breakthrough -- but it's not thermonuclear
One juicy quote:
Samsung has to realize that its own patent portfolio is next to worthless in its fight against Apple.
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- 08-24-2012, 09:54 PM #19
What would be epic is if Apple takes the higher road, takes this K.O. blow they just landed on Samsung and steps back into the pure product development ring again. Imagine if they did that what we would end up with next year (on the scale of what they did in 2007 when they dropped the iPhone).
- 08-25-2012, 01:29 PM #20iPhone Newbie
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I think this case was BS and so is the patent system. Do I think Apple deserves licensing fees for a few of their patents? Sure, just as they need to pay fees for patents that they are using. But all of these companies have copied each other or some other company. So no one company is a victim, not even Apple folks.
By the way I can't wait for iPhone 5 because I skipped the 4S.
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- 08-25-2012, 01:40 PM #21
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- 08-25-2012, 04:44 PM #23
The basis of this case was not android, it was hardware infringement by Samsung. I don't see Samsung being sued for Android being created by Google. Apple v Google is going to be bloody and at the end of it, we the consumers lose regardless. Having a patent on a rectangle with round corners is BS and shouldn't even exist.
Samsung's own internal emails confirmed they literally copied Apple. Game over.
PS: Read this: FOSS Patents: Apple's billion-dollar win over Samsung is a huge breakthrough -- but it's not thermonuclear
Samsung has issued a statement that claims this jury verdict is a loss for consumers. But things are more complex than that. There can be no reasonable doubt that Samsung and Google have engaged, and continue to engage, in "copytition" (competing through copying) rather than wholly-independent creation. Somewhere the courts have to draw the line and afford some degree of protection to innovators. I don't always agree with Apple's claims, and I don't like all of Apple's patents, but the kind of disregard for other companies' intellectual property that Samsung and Google effectively propose is certainly not the answer.
Last edited by kch50428; 08-25-2012 at 04:57 PM.