Source: All Things D
quote: So patenting a shape is considered within our limits? Patenting disappearing graphics is within our limits? I see where you are going with this, although your argument loses strength when its only ok for Apple to do this outside these obvious limits to set the standard. Pretty sure if Samsung had patented a shape or disappearing graphics before Apple, you would be calling bullshit...
quote: I personally hope Apple win but I trust the process whatever the outcome.
quote: The only fair and sensible way to judge whether limits have been overstepped is in a court of law. Which is precisely what is happeng.
quote: What also astonishes me is how many Americans have become so deranged that they actually support a Korean company ripping of an American company. Apple is a great, successful and growing American company, there aren't too many of them left, I would have thought any American with a shred of affection for their country would not want to see one of it's leading companies ripped off.
quote: Items such as the wheel ...<snip>... are far more generic and are indisputably invalid due to prior art.
quote: There is very little prior art specifically relating to the iPhone or iPad...
quote: 1 or 2 absolute retards who say ridiculous things like 'I'm going to patent the wheel' or 'I'm going to patent X' already existing device
quote: But the judge is not going to do something stupid like set a prescedent for the willy-nilly use of sci-fi fantasies as prior art.
quote: Chilly Willy use of sci-fi fantasies as prior art.
quote: DT won't let me post the link, says it's spam, but google "donald duck as prior art" and click on the first link.
quote: It remains an open question whether the Dutch patent office in fact used this document as prior art to refuse the patent application. Regrettably the files of the cases have been destroyed by now, and the Dutch patent attorney who represented the inventor has passed away several years ago.
quote: If donald duck cartoons can be prior art, why not movies?
quote: I knew that most Android phones were pretty crappy but I hadn't realised that they actually caused brain damage
quote: Why not dreams, or narcotic induced hallucinations? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.
quote: US justice
quote: Judge Koh just denied Apple's request for sanctions after Samsung's theatrics on Tuesday. She is reserving the right to address them afterwards. She made it a point to stress that Samsung's evidence being excluded is a "situation of their own making," and that Apple had had evidence excluded for the same reasons as well.
quote: Much like a once profound character such as the now exiled attorney Jack Thompson who was disbarred from just flat out badgering, crusading, and insanity against the games, movie and music industry.
quote: ...Koh will be impeached before too long.Most of the other judges out there acknowledge that Apple has exploited and abusing the US patent system.Koh is obviously Apple biased and likely a paid schill or on the take from Apple execs. The corruption and fraud she is commiting in the tech industry is so obvious, even her peers are starting to question exactly wtf she is doing.She's corrupt. Plain and Simple.Much like a once profound character such as the now exiled attorney Jack Thompson who was disbarred from just flat out badgering, crusading, and insanity against the games, movie and music industry.. he will meet a similuar fate as far as the judicial system goes, likely impeachment or the inability to participate in these cases again at the very least.
quote: Sources reporting on the decision did not mention why the judge considered this invalid'Because her pimp will beat the crap out of her if she doesn't do as she's paid to do ?Judge Koh, you are a disgrace to your profession and a threat to 'Rule of Law' . How are supposed to take the Courts serious with all your prostitute-rulings ?
quote: grant it exclusive rights to produce rectangular (with-rounded edges) touchscreen devices with a "minimalist" number of buttons.
quote: what they consider innovative is their use of MULTI-TOUCH
quote: Are you honestly trying to tell us that Apple actually MAKES the multi-touch hardware in their screens? They don't even make screens period. That they could even get a patent on that is beyond me.
quote: Judge Excludes Samsung's "Sci-Fi" Tablet Evidence From Trial