Sources: The New York Times, Twitter
quote: Whatever way you spin it this is not a good day for the US justice system. Or the consumer.
quote: It's crazy that rounded corners can be patented.
quote: Samsung should now charge Apple out the wazoo for the chips.
quote: 5. windows phone is still a piece of crap, regardless of what other companies do. what an idiotic interface... and soon you can have that on your desktop, too! no, thanks.
quote: knew from when the judge disallowed important samsung evidence that they would loose
quote: The original iPhone changed the entire phone landscape - how how you can be any more "innovate" than that. I remember spending an hour at the AT&T store trying NOT to buy the iPhone 3GS, but all the other phones sucked as Android phones didn't exist yet. You can thank Apple for forcing other companies to not make crappy smartphones.
quote: You know...the smartphone as we have it today would have happened anyway. It also wouldn't have resulted in lawsuits over round corners on the device either.
quote: 3. when exactly has apple ever 'innovated'? as far as i know, they take ideas from others, and then polish them a bit. and i say this as the owner of an MBA, with which i am quite happy. but innovation is something else.
quote: It's great that it beat the iPhone to the market but the phone sucked.
quote: It had a capacitive touch screen
quote: The iPhone had a well-built and well-designed OS backing the hardware
quote: The iPhone also managed to outsell the Prada nearly 7:1 despite costing over three times as much.
quote: “All this time we’ve been paying all our attention to Nokia, and concentrated our efforts on things like Folder (flip phone), Bar (candy bar), Slide (keyboard), yet when our [product] is compared to the unexpected competitor Apple’s iPhone, the difference is truly that of Heaven and Earth,” according to the email. “It’s a crisis of design.”“Can you show me the document that shows me that there’s a crisis in design compared to Nokia?” (Apple lawyer William) Lee asked (Samsung Chief Strategy Officer Justin) Denison.“No I can’t,” Denison said.“The only documents that you can identify from Samsung that refer to a crisis in design… refer to the iPhone,” Lee said.
quote: 2. the rectangle with rounded corners shape should not ever be patentable, as it is an obvious shape. ever played poker? have a credit card? take a look at which shape they are in. it's an obvious shape for a handheld product. furthermore, it was used in consumer electronics well before the iphone came along.