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  1. BBplaybookJS's Avatar
    But let's be honest, Yes many of Apples patents are ridiculous, still Android IS a blatant rip off of iOS, that's why I never liked Android The same simplistic OS and reliance on "Apps"
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    08-27-12 07:06 PM
  2. Heavens1's Avatar
    But the interesting part was that the day before the verdict came down in the US a verdict also came down in t he Korean Courts - yep - that Court found BOTH Samsung and Apple guilty of violating each others patents:

    'The Seoul central district court ruled Apple breached two of Samsung's technology patents and ordered it to pay 40 million won ($US35,000) in damages, court officials said.

    It also ordered Samsung to pay 25 million won for violating one of Apple's patents, Yonhap news agency said.

    The court said the firms must halt sales of infringing products in South Korea, but these did not include the latest models of Samsung and Apple devices.'

    Court says Samsung, Apple infringed patents - Australia Network News - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    And in November last year in the Federal Court of Australia:

    'Samsung has won the right to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia after the Federal Court overturned a ban on the sale of the computer.

    Last month, the court slapped a temporary injunction on sales of the tablet computer after rival Apple said the Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones was too similar to its iPad and iPhone.

    The companies have been waging a battle in 10 countries over smartphone and tablet patents since April.

    The Australian dispute centred on touch-screen technology.

    The court ruled the ban would have had the effect of killing off the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia because of the short commercial life of new technologies.

    Instead, the court has directed Samsung to keep accounts of all its transactions involving the Galaxy Tab in case Apple proves a patents infringement and claims for losses.

    "We believe the ruling clearly affirms that Apple's legal claims lack merit," Samsung Electronics Australia said in a statement.'

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-3...appeal/3704158

    So it's all just grist for the mill between both parties at the moment ...... oh and the lawyers of course - the TRUE winners!!
    Last edited by Heavens1; 08-27-12 at 07:35 PM.
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    08-27-12 07:30 PM
  3. Hawnz's Avatar
    But let's be honest, Yes many of Apples patents are ridiculous, still Android IS a blatant rip off of iOS, that's why I never liked Android The same simplistic OS and reliance on "Apps"
    It also didn't help that Samsung just made a copy of the iPhone. That and having bad lawyers, they have now let Apple set a precedence for future cases. But, take note that Apple won for the iPhone, not the iPad.
    08-27-12 10:27 PM
  4. RWD's Avatar
    Stupid lawsuit based on patents that should never have been granted. Pity Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke never patented the design of the Monolith - they could have sued Apple for the iPhone ripping off the shape. The whole things ridiculous and anticompetitive. Pathetic.
    08-27-12 11:36 PM
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