Sources: Apple Insider, Google Patents
quote: Yeah, I agree. Seems that any interesting tech that comes along gets bought up by one of these guys for the patents, then disappears.
quote: How would we know if the IP never made it to market?
quote: The problem is, you don't know what significant IP hasn't made it to market
quote: there are probably thousands a year
quote: Point is, if it doesn't make it to market, how does anyone know, except either the people who created it, or the companies who own it, outside of that, NONE of us know.
quote: Can you see the logical disconnect
quote: Your post is also pretty stupid.
quote: Obviously they used the technique in this patent (are we liking patents on DT this week?)
quote: It's pretty funny seeing them white knight so hard for Samsung and Google.
quote: "That's your opinion", "Says you", "That's what you think", "I know you are but what am I", your standard DT comebacks will work perfectly in second grade.
quote: Oh you misunderstand. I don't agree with the system, I just fucking LOVE whenever Apple has to take their own medicine. ahhh, it tastes soooo sweet. If irony had a flavor, it would be angel tears poured over an LSD laced Mars bar. They're dicks
quote: Less intelligence, more ignorance please.
quote: It's not. This is what you come up with when faced with the problem, any set of good engineers would come up with a similar set of solutions and they may look like this.
quote: That said - nobody stole anything. The problem is a patent like this sounds pretty fancy and anything similar, to anyone but an expert, sounds like it is "copied".
quote: OH well, live by the BS patents and die by the BS patents.
quote: Samsung never stole Apple's IP. "Trade dress" is a bunch of vague and subjective superficial nonsense and everyone knows it.
quote: Meanwhile Apple outright steals Samsung's IP
quote: refuses to pay one red cent for years
quote: and hides behind FRAND
quote: If it wasn't for Apples little bitch, President Nobama, they would have been exposed for the scumbag company they are even more-so.
quote: Samsung won, everyone saw the touchdown. Just because Apple paid off the referee doesn't put them in the right.
quote: Thanks to Apple there is a sad and unfortunate legal precedence for upholding patents such as this.
quote: Does that call into question whether it ever existed??
quote: Reinvention is not a defense when using an invention that was both published and patented.
quote: You can't get a ban on any products through the abuse of FRAND patents . Obama will just stay the ban because FRAND prohibits anti-competitive behaviour .
quote: you deluded fanboy.
quote: Ultimately it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to to expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what you are doing.Picasso had a saying. He said good artists copy great artists steal. We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists, and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world. But if it hadn't been for computer science these people would have all been doing amazing things in life in other fields. And they brought with them to this effort [the Macintosh project] a very liberal arts attitude that we wanted to pull in the best we saw in these other fields into this field. I don't think you get that if you are very narrow
quote: I wonder if his other one got banned.
quote: Bertrand Russell one said: "A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand"
quote: I think this might explain why you post Steve Jobs quotes all the time...