Mr. Sefrol wrote:Oh right, Apple also sued Samsung for copying their hardware. This one is a bit more legit though that I've been told. The only real difference between the two things were a bigger case. The insides of a handful of Samsung products were basically iPod/Pad ripoffs.
Got them in the States, but in Japan, they lost their suit. Don't know how things went down in Europe though.
You mean that the Samsung phones used PCBs and transistors... just like Apple..... and every other electronic device
That case only cemented that Apple has exclusive rights to the shape of rectangular with rounded edges and that the patent office is an utter joke. I mean they have a 'legitimate' patent on a feature that makes the screen do an animation when you attempt to scroll past the end.
What it comes down to is that the jury had no clue about technology and sided with their favorite, Korea had a similar case going on at the same time and do you think they gave Samsung a landslide victory? No it was split with both treading on each other's patents. Which is to be expected given the rate of change of consumer electronics doesn't allow for years and years of patent time.