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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: people
By Tony Swash on 9/22/2012 4:39:04 PM , Rating: -1
I give an A+ for being able to take a video showing that the iPhone 5 is tougher and more durable than a Samsung Galaxy S3 and turning it into a rant against an Apple patent. I guess Apple must have the patent for making faster and tougher phones :)


RE: people
By Mint on 9/22/2012 5:01:01 PM , Rating: 2
A single drop test cannot prove that. That you believe it does only speaks to how much Apple has brainwashed you.


RE: people
By Tony Swash on 9/22/12, Rating: -1
RE: people
By Xplorer4x4 on 9/23/2012 11:27:36 AM , Rating: 2
Faster? Maybe for now, but what are you left to boast about in a month, or so, when an Android phone surpasses it? What about a year from now when many Androids can probably blow it away?

Tougher? So comparing the iPhone 5 to the SGS 3 makes it definitive? What if the iPhone 5 is compared to the Droid Razr and the Razr wins, overall, based on it's Kevlar back?


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