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Samsung accuses the latest Apple product of violating two cellular and six utility (mobile OS) patents.

Source: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California via The Verge/SBNation [PDF]

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RE: Patents
By TakinYourPoints on 10/2/2012 11:02:58 PM , Rating: 2
Apple actually lost on most of the design and trade dress accounts (aka - rounded corners). It was other technical patents that they won on. They've also had more companies suing them than the other way around for a very long time.

In any case, yes, it is all ridiculous.

RE: Patents
By topkill on 10/3/2012 9:00:25 PM , Rating: 4
But nobody else has been trying to get products banned to gain monopoly positions in whole geographies. Apple is the bad guy pushing that strategy and so noboldy else has any alternatives but to engage in similar tactics.

When I was at IBM, we spent a fortune building up our patent portfolio....for defensive purposes. We never went after anyone, but when they came after us, we simply trotted out the portfolio and told them to go away. Apple was one of the companies we had to watch out for.

Steve Jobs was always terrible to steal ideas and had no compunction whatsoever about turning around and acting like it was his idea to start with...and then suing you for it.

RE: Patents
By inperfectdarkness on 10/5/2012 6:03:08 AM , Rating: 2
that's pretty much the point. apple's actions would be like GM declaring that Ford is free to produce whatever size, shape or color of car that Ford wanted; but since GM owns a patent on doors, Ford can't use doors with its car.

i too would love to see the litigation stop. that said, if samsung remains passive, apple will have the momentum. i'd rather see apple put in its rightful--marginal--place in the market, and then the litigation can die down.

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