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(The Verge)   Samsung continues to use the GOP playbook in its closing arguments   (theverge.com) divider line 21
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2012-08-22 09:47:12 AM
Legitimate rape, then a refusal to pull out?
 
2012-08-22 09:54:33 AM
It is actually more of a Democrat "you didn't build it" approach. Samsung is basically saying Apple are taking credit for a lot of things that other people made or were industry standard.
 
2012-08-22 09:57:36 AM
Apple is taking a wide stance on patents just so they can sodomize people?
 
2012-08-22 10:16:57 AM
If Apple wins they'll take our guns, make us mooslim and teach awful sweaty, sweaty gay sex.
 
2012-08-22 10:26:17 AM
So has Samsung completely given up their "Apple copied us first" line of argument, or is that being split off in a separate decision?
 
2012-08-22 10:46:29 AM
The Samsung atty made a good point when he used the flat screen TV analogy, I thought.
 
2012-08-22 10:48:31 AM
Apple: They copied our product.

No, they didn't. Any perception of mimicry is superficial at best. Whether that mimicry crosses a legal line is up to the jury to decide, but it's pretty obvious from every shred of evidence presented that they did not "copy" the iPhone. If they had, then this case would be a lot more clear-cut than it is.
 
2012-08-22 10:50:46 AM
After reading all this bullshiat, if I were a a judge, I'd rule as follow.

Apple and Samsung are to be stripped of their rights to patent anything ever again and all their current IP portfolios is to be released to public domain.

Now you motherfarkers have no reason to come back and waste my farking time with your complete garbage.
 
2012-08-22 10:52:38 AM

Faddy: . Samsung is basically saying Apple are taking credit for a lot of things that other people made or were industry standard.


Apple is ripping off farking star trek dude.

blogs.oreilly.com

Starfleet should sue Apple because they have prior art. From the future.
 
2012-08-22 10:56:04 AM

LeafyGreens: The Samsung atty made a good point when he used the flat screen TV analogy, I thought.


I thought so too.
 
2012-08-22 11:03:26 AM
Apple can eat a dick.

And they're wrong. Good thing Apple never stole anything. Right, Xerox?
 
2012-08-22 11:04:41 AM
Apple, here's the deal:

You were not the first people to think up the smartphone, or the tablet. The first to refine the ideas? Arguably so. However, refining does not count as inventing, nor does it negate prior art.

Samsung has not caused irreparable harm to you through selling Android devices. You just became the most valuable company of all time, with a worth that surpasses the GDPs of most countries on the planet. To say Samsung has stolen your business is stupid, because the devices they sell were in direct competition with the devices you sell. Consumers had a choice; the ones that chose the Samsung devices did not choose yours. This still wasn't enough to harm you, as you are the largest smartphone maker in the world, and the iPhone may be the most successful consumer device of all time.

Speaking of consumer choice, a ruling in your favor would drastically harm such choice. A victory for your side means there's legal precedent for suing other companies that make smartphones for simple design similarities, and I have no faith that you will not try to sue the competition out of existence.

Your case is based on a control-obsessed man's dying wish to snuff out a competing platform by any means necessary. It goes to show how petty and small of an individual that Steve Jobs could be, and to those of us that pay attention to the industry, continuing these suits shows that you'd rather carry on his terrible qualities than actually compete.
 
2012-08-22 12:53:49 PM
If Apple thinks people are mistaking Samsung devices for Apple - then, to those people, they see a ton of Apple devices, (which are actually Apple plus the visually distorted Samsung's)...

...which would translate into more Apple sales.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-22 01:26:19 PM
whoever loses, the lawyers will win big
 
2012-08-22 01:40:48 PM

Albatross: Apple can eat a dick.

And they're wrong. Good thing Apple never stole anything. Right, Xerox?


It helps to make your point if you don't immediately make it known that you have no idea what you are talking about.
 
2012-08-22 03:06:41 PM
If Apple wins, everyone else loses
 
2012-08-22 03:10:03 PM

FlameDuck: If Apple wins, everyone else loses


Name one way.
 
2012-08-22 03:19:59 PM

LasersHurt: FlameDuck: If Apple wins, everyone else loses

Name one way.


They will own the patent on "an electronic device in the shape of a rectangle with rounded edges"

And then block the manufacture, sale, and importation of all rectangular electronics.
 
2012-08-22 03:31:35 PM

fluffy2097: LasersHurt: FlameDuck: If Apple wins, everyone else loses

Name one way.

They will own the patent on "an electronic device in the shape of a rectangle with rounded edges"

And then block the manufacture, sale, and importation of all rectangular electronics.


No, and you're displaying wild ignorance in thinking that this is what this means.
 
2012-08-22 07:14:50 PM
Apple's bitter that they didn't come up with this strategy in the 80s so they could sue Microsoft for Windows.

Seriously though, could Apple have a legitimate patent? In legal history have companies had such simple patents stand up against court scrutiny? And as someone who hasn't been following this case closely, has Samsung shown any examples of electronics with rounded edges which were released prior to the iPhone?
 
2012-08-22 07:24:21 PM

Electrify: Apple's bitter that they didn't come up with this strategy in the 80s so they could sue Microsoft for Windows.

Seriously though, could Apple have a legitimate patent? In legal history have companies had such simple patents stand up against court scrutiny? And as someone who hasn't been following this case closely, has Samsung shown any examples of electronics with rounded edges which were released prior to the iPhone?


Apple definitely could come out of this on top. The patents in question, while simple, are still legally binding matters. And Samsung has more or less been arguing "eh but feh meh bleh it's not like we're the only ones, you know." It hasn't been a rousing defense.
 
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