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Heavily redacted blog posts they are, at that

Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) high priced legal team liked a post by blog TmoNews enough that they're using it as "evidence" in court.  The post describes how Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KRX:005930) (KRX:005935) dropped Universal Search from the Galaxy S3, only to later add it back with a software update.
The author of the post -- David Beren -- expresses enthusiasm for Universal Search's return, which Apple is citing as key evidence that Android users saw the feature as a selling point.
Apple is seeking $2.191B USD for accused infringements on five of its patents, including U.S. Patent No. 6,847,959 (filed: Jan. 2000, granted: Jan. 2005) -- the patent it says Android's Universal Search infringes upon.
Apple Redactions

But apparently Apple can't handle what the public -- or at least some supporters of Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Android operating system -- think of it.  As noted by FOSS Patent, Apple has heavily redacted the comments, removing such gems as:

Who cares, we've had content searches on OS since way before the iPhone did it. Hate this lawsuit garbage.


The people that were deprived of such privileges due to crapple's non-sense


ismell another stupid lawsuit by crapple

Apple's lawyers claim they just don't want jurors to be "confused."  So to avoid confusion they will black out at least half of what a person wrote so that their comment can be taken entirely out of context.  The lawyers write:

[The exhibit] should be redacted to remove irrelevant, inaccurate, and prejudicial reader 'Comments' that were appended to the online article, including irrelevant and inaccurate references to this litigation and the 1846 case. 

Any conceivable probative value of reader Comments speculating about and disparaging this case (and there is none) would be substantially outweighed by the high risk of confusing, misleading, and tainting the jury.

The Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung naturally isn't happy with the redactions, but it has to tread lightly as it performed redactions of its own to remove certain unfavorable commentary about its 2012 lawsuit loss to Apple.

Samsung Galaxy S4
Apple is afraid that buyers prefer larger Androids to its smaller devices.
[Image Source: Getty Images]

Apple used a survey of users to estimate the value of the five patents in the case.  It considers its slide-to-unlock patent the least valuable, and the universal search patent the second least valuable.
At this point the case is viewed largely as an effort by Apple to squeeze some sort of large per-device licensing fees from Samsung.  Recently published documents in the case reveal Apple is upset about its slowing growth and is considering adopting a "me-too" approach to Samsung, move to larger screen sizes and devices priced at under $300 USD unlocked -- the key segments its says are growing globally.

Sources: TmoNews, FOSS Patents

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Now getting....
By Cheesew1z69 on 4/10/2014 6:39:50 PM , Rating: 5
Beyond ridiculous. Apple is a joke.

RE: Now getting....
By retrospooty on 4/10/2014 6:43:33 PM , Rating: 1
It got old years ago. Now its just sad.

RE: Now getting....
By Reclaimer77 on 4/10/2014 6:52:27 PM , Rating: 2
This would have been a great April Fool's article. Even now I can't believe they're serious...

RE: Now getting....
By DT_Reader on 4/10/2014 8:01:33 PM , Rating: 5
The company that made it's fortune and reputation by "innovating" - the iPod's scroll wheel, like the one on my VCR, or the Mac's icons and mouse, which they lifted from Xerox - has turned to litigating. The reason is clear: they are out of fresh ideas, and are pissed that Android is winning. The only thing that made the iPhone a market leader was new technology that enabled it to be physically manufactured, technology that Apple did not invent and did not patent. The things they did patent - a rectangle with rounded corners, whoooo; slide to unlock, like a deadbolt on a door - are so obvious that the public sees them as laughable. It's only our stupid patent laws that consider them "unique". "A deadbolt? Forget it. Oh, it's a deadbolt on a phone? Granted."

RE: Now getting....
By retrospooty on 4/10/2014 8:08:43 PM , Rating: 1
Don't forget how they copied notifications from Android, the flat look and feel from windows, the task switching UI from WebOS, in a myriad of other things from all 3.I don't even know what to call it anymore because using the word hypocracy seems like a huge understatement. they copied highly useful things, then sue over highly trivial things like slide to unlock and rounded edges and the look of icons. Meanwhile the competition has passed them and isn't looking back.

RE: Now getting....
By Cheesew1z69 on 4/10/14, Rating: 0
RE: Now getting....
By Cheesew1z69 on 4/10/2014 8:27:30 PM , Rating: 2
And Highest.Ranked... I didn't think anyone could be so delusional but those 2, wow.

RE: Now getting....
By retrospooty on 4/10/2014 8:35:18 PM , Rating: 4
Nah, I never noticed them. I usually pop in and read. If I comment its usually 1 or 2 then I move on. But yes, those types are everywhere. The anger level people get to when you don't paint Apple in a positive light is absolutely hilarious.

RE: Now getting....
By Cheesew1z69 on 4/10/2014 9:47:22 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Now getting....
By retrospooty on 4/11/2014 8:29:17 AM , Rating: 2
Yup... Pick and choose a few particular words out of context and totally miss the entire point, then fly off the handle at that non-point... Sounds exactly like the same type of loser.

People are hilarious.

RE: Now getting....
By Camikazi on 4/11/2014 12:54:36 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, never been to the Verge but that TomGarrot guy made my head hurt going in circles like that, how does he do it without getting dizzy?

RE: Now getting....
By retrospooty on 4/11/2014 1:39:02 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... But I wouldn't say that guy is worse than the angry clowns here... Seems exactly the same to me.

RE: Now getting....
By Cheesew1z69 on 4/11/2014 8:56:53 PM , Rating: 2
LOL! He is one of the worst.

RE: Now getting....
By shooty on 4/10/2014 7:13:51 PM , Rating: 5
Careful, Apple lawyers have already redacted parts of your post and used it as evidence of Samsung's guilt.

Beyond ridiculous. Apple is a joke.


yo i cul. Apple is a ok.

RE: Now getting....
By augiem on 4/10/2014 10:52:12 PM , Rating: 2
Quit buying their @#$@# products and the problem is solved.

RE: Now getting....
By MrPerez on 4/11/2014 2:44:52 PM , Rating: 3
The joke is on those that swear Apple created all things.

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