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8/3/2012 07:45 PM EDT
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chipmonk0
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chipmonk0   8/6/2012 6:16:09 PM
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Almost a year since Steve Jobs' demise his "reality distortion field" seems to be fading and lawyers rather than Koolaid seems to be Apple's preferred line of defense against Samsung's superior technology and in-house capability to design / mfr hardware components ranging from OMOLED displays down to Quad core processors built with their own 32 nm HKMG Fab process ( which BTW they seem to have held back from Apple A5x ). In contrast, in spite of the leverage due to large buying power Apple is looking shakier by the day vis a vis Samsung ( which sources internally ) and unless they beef up on honest in-house hardware capabilities soon there could be a replay of their near-death experience when faced with cheap Windows based PCs. Actually this time around it could be even worse because at least for the Mac there was no conflict of interest with the CPU supplier ( used to be Motorola ) but for the iPhone and iPad the SOLE supplier to date has been SAMSUNG, their competitor. What does Wall St have to say about such vulnerabilities - especially in view of Apple not getting the best Fab technology from Samsung Foundry service and having to make do with inferior chips as in the iPad3 ?

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timemerchant   8/6/2012 12:53:11 AM
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Schiller might be interested that I had an iPhone before my kids went for Samsung phones. I showed them what it could do and was writing software apps for the iPhone, but they said "Apple is a load of ..", and so the divide here is really Fanboy versus non-Fanboy. Try a GPS app on an iPhone, which really works well on a Samsung phone by the way. The Apple developer program specifically excludes any "turn-by-turn" navigation. I'm an engineer, but the kids are not, and they find more features for their needs in a Samsung phone. A few years ago it was Nokia (yes I had a few), then they lost the plot. These court cases with the head honchos being "shocked" are going to reduce their stock and market share. It is just ammo to use against iSheep when they discuss which phone to purchase with each 24 month contract amongst their peers.

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yalanand   8/5/2012 3:53:15 AM
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@Rick, It should be $2.5 billion in the following paragraph. "senior vice president of marketing at Apple in the second full day of testimony in its $2.5 patent infringement case against Samsung"

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yalanand   8/5/2012 3:52:47 AM
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@Rick, It should be $2.5 billion in the follow paragraph. "senior vice president of marketing at Apple in the second full day of testimony in its $2.5 patent infringement case against Samsung"

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HowardHDC   8/3/2012 9:41:36 PM
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"A claim (for example, iPhone) is anticipated only if each and every element as set forth in the claim is found, either expressly or inherently described, in a single prior art reference.(Prada phone)" http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/documents/2100_2131.htm

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selinz   8/3/2012 8:33:50 PM
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From wikipedia:Prior art (also known as state of the art, which also has other meanings, or background art[1]), in most systems of patent law,[2] constitutes all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent's claims of originality. If an invention has been described in the prior art, a patent on that invention is not valid. How can the judge rule that a release product does not constitute prior art?

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