There is something wrong in American Patent system and in simple terms it lacks common sense..As once a Coffee shop was sued by a customer only bcoz the customer burnt herself by dropping the coffee on her and sued for reasons stating the glass shoud have a warning statingthe coffee is hot ;). Coming to this topic..Several patents have been issued for which no patent is possible (Rectangle icons with rounded corners). It should never have been issued patents on what Apple's claiming as its intellectual property for reasons of obviousness and prior art.In the past, basmati rice, turmeric applications have been patented. Someday, someone will patent how to inhale the oxygen and people have to pay royalty fees for it. People who do not understand the difference between phones are fools. Rectangle box (the physcial shape of phone) that Apple is selling copied from Ericsson. The dialing the number is copied from AT&T.Capacitive screen and icon designs copied from LG..Slide to unlock copied from Neonode... Sending SMS is copied from some mobile company. Digital camera and its lens is copied from somewhere. The list goes on......Apple won only bcoz it has patents in place..If Sony & LG had their patents in place then an I-phone would have been something different..I understand that both companies have shared blame where Samsung will stop selling upto 10 devices including SII and Apple approx 4 devices including Iphone 4...Now it would be interesting to see how Samsung deals from here.. Apple is the biggest customer for Samsung as they buy parts manufactured by them...Does it impacts the sales and all that aspects..For Eg. .If Xerox had patented or enforced the patent on displaying content within an onscreen window Steve Jobs (and Bill Gates) would have been screwed ;)...I believe people who understand this will continue buying Samsung Products and the loss which Samsung would bear should be recovered by selling just one flagship from Samsung......
what i wanna see fighting in court next is nokia and apple. I think the cuppertino giant gonna lost their pride in it. Nokia might be loosing recently but they are hailing back to power after a short transition from symbian to windows, im not a iOS/Android hater people but let us all be real, everything has an end, iOS flies its highest point already, and as we all see, i think theyr gonna runs out of innovation, while android is in its peakpoint, so whats the next potential contender.?, symbian is dead, maemo/meego is dead, bada.? Dead.
No other than windows, people start to see the beauty of (others calls it)70's tiles + the well-known reliability of the king's hardware/branding,. Just saying.
HUGE win for Apple. HUGE loss for consumers(even iFans). Other ongoing courtcases around the world will definitely be affected by this US courtruling. Apple will have total control or monopoly on the smartphone market in the near future. Competition will be banned due to patents.
AnonD-14560, 25 Aug 2012We have to accept that Galaxy S and S2 were the iPhone wanna be. I hope Samsung will find a wa... moreI'm totally with you on that one. I feel the same. But what it comes down to, we as consumers get hurt the most because of such lawsuits. No matter what, we have the choice to choose what we want to buy and no company can demand or dictate what we should buy or not.
Vikram, 25 Aug 2012Never.....
Apple is correctand you are always right!
Apple your karma will becoming soon and its slowly and painful you monopolist and cartel compay
Anyway, Samsung should not worry about those Americans who want their products. They should just let Apple monopolize the market. After all, people from the other parts of the world deserve their technology more.
The funny thing about this whole issue is, Apple only sued Samsung the moment their sales were starting to go down as more consumers found out, through experience, word of mouth, and facts, that Samsung products are way better.
This is not a battle of patents. This is Apple trying to prove that they are better. The problem is, less people are buying their products now. C'mon seriously, what's the difference between their iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad? just the sizes. Unlike Samsung, at least you see differences in features like SPen, etc.
i think apple takes the win in every way, yes, they pays samsung for their hardware but samsung pays them back for the damage, apple gains.
I think, they'r both wrong on their own, the other is opportunist and abbusive of/in the laws, while the other is tech/innovation catcher of others make.
Well, in the end. The choice is ours, the win is ours, enjoy being a consumer..
Btw, long threads uh, 500+, that's wow. Is that innovation now.??? Haha..
Nokia user from PH.
Look at the cars they made: the Huyndai version of a Jaguar, Kia version of Ford Focus...etc... COPYCATS. They are lucky that car manufacturing don't have patterns and copyrights.
AnonD-36622, 25 Aug 2012Oh boy boy boy...and what's Apple today was from the stolen Xerox's technology loool Apple did... moreThen if apple doesn't innovated touchscreen, OS, and speed+ fluidity. They perfect them. LOLHAHA!!
ssd, 25 Aug 2012Samsung can sue Apple if upcoming iPhone screen is bigger than 4s. Hahahaha........... Stop making urself look stupid. Samsung is not the first 4' screen phone. Its LG chocolate. Try to search first. It really shows that ur samshit fanboy.