Samsung Loses Apple Patent Case
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A good day for design in general - and the phone industry
Samsung's lack of originality extends way before the iPhone (it was a Phone Scoop April fools article years back.) If there's to be competition, it's simply not okay to just directly rip off the design of a successful product- they need to produce something *better.*
(Heck, they just launched the Galaxy note and grafted on the same cruddy faux leather onto the calendar.)
In fact, since Apple started going on the offensive, other phone manufacturers h...
Just my humble opinion
That didn't happen.
Back in 2007, Apple did the tech world a solid and released an amazing device, but it was a device far from original. They basically took the time to take a lot of great ideas that had been tried previous and fine tuned them to the user experience and in that created something where the sum was far greater than the total of the parts.
In a nutshell they vastly improved the quality of what was out there.
Now granted maybe Samsung did try to make their ph...
I think a lot of people forget
I love me some tasty Samsung smartphones; it's a personal preference. I love my Galaxy S III. I drooled over the SII for many years.
But overall, it's pretty clear what was happening there. I'm glad to see that they ensured they were in the clear with the SIII, but come on guys. Even without records of internal e-mails and such, it was pretty clear from the outside.
Regardless of your opinion of patent laws, copying is not innovation. There can be arguments made in support of the idea that patent laws and the resulting lawsuits can unfairly suppress competition and hold other companies back, but a truly innovative product shouldn't have to rely on previous invent...
Future for Galaxy Owners
Iphone and Galaxy totally different
Scrolling to the end of a list?
"Big businesses are evil!"
What do you expect from a California jury?
No surprise. The Apple mafia paid off the jurors
Samsung didn't do anything to Apple
Even if everything they are accusing Samsung off is 100% true, Samsung did nothing more than follow Apple's own business plan.....Apple got what they deserved....
fanboys are fanboys.