cvitko, 07 Mar 20141st Galaxys was a copy of the iPhone, even the system icons were Apple-ish: http://www.theve... moreWhat precisely does that have to do with patent infringement? Most TV's look very similar and use very similar technology but you don't see all this going on.
cjs, 07 Mar 2014Protectionism at it's best .......God bless America.don't even say that as a joke
1st Galaxys was a copy of the iPhone, even the system icons were Apple-ish:
1Stormrider1, 07 Mar 2014Finally! An intelligent person. I agree with each word you said my friend.Could I respectfully suggest you do your homework. I owned a Windows mobile device, previously I had used Symbian for several years, at about the time the first iPhone shipped. The Windows Mobile device did almost everything the iPhone did, so please dont keep acting like Apple invented everything on the planet. They did not. Lets not also forget that it was Apple that was sued by Nokia and lost in court for multiple patent infringements. What Apple did better than anyone else at the time was bring a well integrated ecosystem to the table. That does not mean they invented everything that constitutes it. There is also a big difference between holding a patent on something and having actually invented it. Lets not forget Apple even tried to patent mobile device that were rectangular at one point!
The best analogy I have heard, I cannot remember where unfortuately, for what Apple is doing is the following. Everyone has been using wheels on their cars for years and is everyone happy. A new player, Apple for the sake of ths analogy, comes along and notices there is no patent on the wheel. So they then set up a patent for the wheel. Unfortuantely the stupid US courts will happily let you patent soemthing you did not actually invent. They then proceed to claim copyright infringemnt on any other car that has wheels and try to claim they invented the wheel. They invented nothing. They just played the game well in the court room.
After all, lets not forget when Apple were in the lead in the market place and doing well they were not in the least worried about this. Now Samsung are doing well suddenly they are worried about it. They are basically trying to bully competition out of the market using the court room. For that I despise them and always will.
hasher22, 07 Mar 2014America can only solve problems by court. They rely on their so-called justice system which is... moreYou must be a kid right! Without justice no one safe. Justice brings balance in the equation especially for the poor and underprivileged persons. think before posting
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2014Samsung will count the coins the same way Apple will do. Whats good about that? It's a samsung fanboy thing. They're not smart enough to think it through and realize that would cause so much more trouble, both legality and logistically, for Samsung than Apple.
Someone, 07 Mar 2014 That would be the complete opposite. Somewhere in the middle would be best. Lets give the... moreHas anyone here actually taken the time to read the ruling or anything beyond the shallow articles on tech blogs? Samsung is paying for the patents they infringed. Those patents were not proven to be significant enough to ban a device with lots of other functionality and patents on it. The court is nuanced. It's not as simplistic and black and white as you seem to think.
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2014Would have been so much easier for Samsung in Korea or India where they could have paid off th... more
That would be the complete opposite. Somewhere in the middle would be best.
Lets give them money on copying and other infringments. All illegal. But you can still sell it. Wait what?
Told you Samsung is a cheap knock off copy cat. Serves them right to pay huge copy cat infringement penalties. I think court should have ordered double since the whole concept was invented by Apple.
Never liked them and will never do. Guys, go for the original, not for some cheap knock off
Gary5, 07 Mar 2014It's quite justified. I have had owned Samsung S flagships, omnia & all iPhones. There is... moreThey all 'borrow' from each other, Gary. Pull down notifications for iPhone? Wonder where they got that idea from .... Samsung are highly inventive. E.g. Phablet, S-Pen. Some of their other ideas are not so great. Personally, I use an S4 mini which does everything I require ( I can change the battery myself, add extra memory, it's light and compact). I would certainly not rule out iPhone but find it too restrictive at the moment. Want to watch a film? I just drop it on my device and it plays. Simple. If I could do that with an iPhone that would make it interesting as I quite like their designs. It's just the OS that locks things down too much.You should try all devices and get one that suits you and not be influenced by what other people say and think. You are an individual, right?
Someone, 07 Mar 2014 Only possible in America. The land of suing for money. Not justice, not fairness, not being ... moreWould have been so much easier for Samsung in Korea or India where they could have paid off the judges or used political pressure instead of a jury right?
America can only solve problems by court. They rely on their so-called justice system which is corrupted anyways. I'm neither an apple fan or samsung fan but Apple has been ripping off other peoples technology for years. THey are just good at making people think they were the first to do it.
Only possible in America. The land of suing for money. Not justice, not fairness, not being "right". No only because of money.
Not to mention the hypocracy of most of these big law suits.
Punyaslok Dash, 06 Mar 2014It seems like you have an old Apple product which very favourite to you. Come out from dark an... moreI'm too poor to afford an iPhone, yo. Never had one, never going to either. Even if I'm rich, I would probably get myself either an Xperia Z2 or Samsung Galaxy Note 3.