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SBB is reportedly looking to make a deal with Apple, where the railway company will likely seek a licensing fee

They say "what goes around, comes around" -- and it looks like Apple is finally getting a dose of its own medicine in the patent infringement department.

A railway company in Switzerland, called Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), has accused Apple of copying its clock design for iOS 6. SBB said its company created that clock design back in 1944, and that Apple's new iOS 6 clock app is identical. See for yourself:

[Image Source: Cult of Mac]

"We are proud that this icon of clock design is being used by a globally successful company," said Reto Kormann, SBB spokesperson. "We've approached Apple and told them that the rights for this clock belong to us."

SBB is reportedly looking to make a deal with Apple, where the railway company will likely seek a licensing fee.

Apple just released iOS 6 two days ago, and also launched its iPhone 5 in eight countries today.

SBB's move against Apple comes at an interesting time. After a 1+ year-long battle with Samsung over smartphone/tablet patent infringement lawsuits around the globe, a U.S. jury found Samsung guilty of copying the iPhone/iPad for its Galaxy line. Not only was Samsung ordered to pay $1.05 billion USD in damages, but a court date on December 6 may lead to more product bans for the South Korean electronics maker. Apple is also looking to boost that $1.05 billion fine to $3 billion.

Source: Cult of Mac

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RE: Meanwhile in the real world.....
By anactoraaron on 9/21/2012 5:11:26 PM , Rating: 2
In reality of course it's not the fact that some people queue for the iPhone it's that thousands do, it's the gigantic popularity of the iPhone and Apple products in general that grates with you, that gets under your skin.

Not even close Mr. iFanboi. You are talking out of your ass again.

In fact, all of those morons that have nothing better to do for days or weeks just to get a phone get under my skin. Why can't these people wait for a few days/weeks after release of something to get it - and not have to camp out in front of a store like a homeless person? Think about it. They could stroll in 2 weeks after the release and walk right in and buy one, no waiting required. I don't care if it's the new 'Twilight' movie, the new iPhone, hell it could be the release of a new Android phone and it would still be pathetic!

There's also an amazing double-standard here. Nearly all of those iDiots would call 'Black Friday' campers INSANE for doing what they do if you asked them - yet they see nothing wrong with what they did for a phone. But sure, you can continue to believe whatever you like. I can't force you to be correct about things.

What's sadder the man camping for days to get the iPhone or the man who sits at home and gets angry about it?
Neither. It's the moron that defends those 'campers' on a web thread.

RE: Meanwhile in the real world.....
By Tony Swash on 9/21/12, Rating: 0
By anactoraaron on 9/21/2012 7:12:45 PM , Rating: 2
Who said I was upset? AH you did. Who said I was agitated? You, again. You also said something you linked would 'push up my blood pressure.' Which it did not. You are 0/3 in truth but 3/3 in speaking outta your ass.

All I said is that they were pathetic. Pathetic like the way a drug addict seeks their next fix. Pathetic. And they are. And so are you.

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