quote: IV. Cleaning Out the Junk Not everyone agrees. Judge Lucy Koh in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Jose/San Francisco) has written opinions that Apple would be "irreparably harmed" if Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930) is allowed to continue to sell products that infringe on Apple's patents, such as the claim to design ownership of a rectangular tablet. She has subsequently banned sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
quote: No, they give customers what the think they want.
quote: Huh? I think their sales records, profit records, stock market cap, etc. all speak for themselves. They are clearly giving customers *exactly* what they want.
quote: Apple needs to compete at the product level.
quote: "I think, Apple selling only one product every 9-12 months is what's irreparably harming" Absolutely
quote: android phones are always ahead in features
quote: I hope some small, nothing company sues one of the largest companies for patent infringement for billions of dollars
quote: I hope some small, nothing company sues one of the largest companies for patent infringement for billions of dollars...and ultimately wins. Then you'll see the patent system reformed.
quote: The 1994 Fiddler/Knight Ridder “tablet” shown in the video below created “the same basic visual impression” as Apple’s D’889 patent for the iPad, Judge Lucy Koh decided recently, basically squashing Apple’s last hope of squeezing some money from Samsung or other technology manufacturers.Judge Koh’s Court found that “Samsung has raised a substantial question regarding the validity of the D’889 patent on obviousness grounds”
quote: Now the ball was in Judge Posner's court
quote: And there are literally tens of thousands (or more) patents that should not have been granted due to their obviousness.