Bad News: Apple wins over Samsung

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AdamRedwoods(Posted 2012) [#1]

I always thought Apple was copying many other companies with their designs (see Braun) and now they have shown in court they are able to copy others (like Sony) and win.

I would see this as the beginning of a new monopoly. When is Google's Android next?

Xaron(Posted 2012) [#2]
Hmm... I'm not an Apple fanboy using Android by my one, but what Samsung did was plain copying at its worst. Apple is right in this case.

Just do a bit research about the extremely aggressive position of Samsung. I'm more afraid of a Samsung monopoly than an Apple one.

MikeHart(Posted 2012) [#3]
As an Apple fan, I find this news rather positive. :-)

AdamRedwoods(Posted 2012) [#4]
From what I've read, most of the lawsuit had to do with the shape of the phone. That shape came out long ago before the iPhone, and I thought Samsung did an ok job showing that. Patents need to be "new" and several objects predates Apple. I don't see how their shape is exclusive.

To me, this just creates a monopoly, for which I am strongly against.

I'm sorry, but this lawsuit seems too similar to Lodsys's where they patent a button that goes to a web store.

Here's Apple's patent for which they won. Note the rectangle for which they won with.

Neuro(Posted 2012) [#5]
Here's Apple's patent for which they won. Note the rectangle for which they won with.

Wow...i could sworn that i actually drew those pics back in 7th grade.

AdamRedwoods(Posted 2012) [#6]
Sorry, that above patent was not right, I think it was just the iPhone3GS shape that won.

dopeyrulz(Posted 2012) [#7]
Maybe not so bad...

Seriously though, the worm so to speak is turning against Apple slowly but ever so surely. Actually I think the one item they didn't win in this case was the one relating to the shape - its a rectangle with rounded corners...