If Apple wins the Australian case at the end of the main proceeding, all Android-based products will effectively be shut out of the Australian market forever, unless Google or its device maker partners settle with Apple. Therefore, Google and Samsung will have to fight very hard to have the asserted patents declared invalid, or at least have their scope narrowed.
Sources: The Sidney Morning Herald, City Press, Apple Insider, FOSS Patents
quote: The quickest and easiest way to halt all these legal cases is simple - company's like Samsung should stop copying Apple and stop including features that Apple has a patent on. Then all the lawyers go away. Magic.
quote: Some copying of trend setting designs is OK
quote: the obvious elephant in the room
quote: Sure, and Apple can remove the cellular antennae in their phones. Because Samsung spent billions in research and development on cellular technology and Apple is infringing on those patents. Then this all goes away. Magic :)
quote: Oh yeah? I'm sorry but is there a well defined "okay" limit for design-sharing that Apple can point to and say a line was crossed? No, it's entirely arbitrary.
quote: This isn't about designs or looks. It's about Apple who believes they "created" the smart phone and seeks to be the sole provider of said device. Even the most retarded fanboi can see that competition from other manufacturers pushes the iPhone to be better for end users. But nope, not you Tony. One phone to rule them all! How draconian.