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(The Register)   Apple vs Samsung patent judge rules that most of the stupid crap you can do on a smartphone had already been invented long ago   (theregister.co.uk) divider line 4
    More: Obvious, USPTO, Samsung, massive damage, new trial, plain, smartphones, re-examination  
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2013-04-03 01:50:44 PM
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HotWingConspiracy: So uh...how do you win damages from a violation of a patent that hadn't even been issued? Or was it issued then reviewed again? I'm obviously ignorant of the inner workings of that office.


The latter - patent was issued by USPTO; Apple filed suit in California; Samsung filed a request with the USPTO to reexamine the patent; Apple wins suit; USPTO rejects patent in reexam.
2013-04-03 12:09:31 PM
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stuhayes2010: They pointed this out on NPR's Planet Money.  If you were going to build a smart phone, you would need to apply or pay for nearly 200,000 patents, hence the reason all this patent lawsuit crap is never ending.


Which is why it seems like public sentiment, the courts, maybe now the patent office and even some major competitors are leaning the other way these days. Going 'thermonuclear war' on the patent bullshiat is just bad business these days. Apple  will be the last company to see it that way.
2013-04-03 11:18:04 AM
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Nice enough article, but after the fourth or fifth "Sammy" and "Fruity Company" I wanted to punch the author.
2013-04-03 11:09:29 AM
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They pointed this out on NPR's Planet Money.  If you were going to build a smart phone, you would need to apply or pay for nearly 200,000 patents, hence the reason all this patent lawsuit crap is never ending.
 
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