Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Aurora45
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
Aurora45   8/3/2012 6:26:40 AM
NO RATINGS
Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet! cool ipad cases wholesale online http://www.binnbox.com/

selinz
User Rank
Manager
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
selinz   8/3/2012 12:07:44 AM
NO RATINGS
The Palm Pilot came out in 1996ish. It had rounded corners. It had a touch screen. It didn't have a keyboard. And today's iPhone software looks, acts, and behaves like that original software. That's 16 years ago...GMAB.

chipmonk0
User Rank
Manager
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
chipmonk0   8/2/2012 3:29:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Branding & industrial design ( Apple ) vs. EE and semiconductor physics ( Samsung ). You take your pick.

nyh20028319
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
nyh20028319   8/2/2012 7:52:22 AM
NO RATINGS
Apple ipad and iphone is the same thing. With the same processor of A5 or A6. The same ios system those two device. Industry Design of Apple is great.

timemerchant
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
timemerchant   8/2/2012 7:48:38 AM
NO RATINGS
If you can't innovate, litigate. I can't remember when portable phones were not rectangular. Maybe a bit fatter, but battery technology improved as well as display technology. The patent system is broken; choose an area and then look at Google Patents or Free Patents Online. Try contact wetting - well known, but patents still being awarded in the face of massive prior art. How about Amazon's one-click! This will be an interesting case like the Oracle Google Java circus before it.

SiliconAsia
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
SiliconAsia   8/1/2012 7:13:47 PM
NO RATINGS
A retangle with rounded corners is a design!! Give me a break! If you look at all the latest samsung or anyone's LCD/LED TVs, they are a rectangle with rounded corners. IS this natural shape. Why would you have sharp corners in rectangle consumer products!!!

BrainiacV
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
BrainiacV   8/1/2012 7:00:31 PM
NO RATINGS
For prior art, watch 2001: A Space Odyssey and see a flat rectangular device in action. Or Star Trek TNG. Anyone remember the menu wars for spreadsheets or computer desktops? How about Bally/Midway's argument that any game character that consumed (erased after passing over) dots was a PAC-MAN ripoff? I think they would have tried for turning on and off as patent-able idea, if they could have gotten away with it.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
Duane Benson   8/1/2012 5:51:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Samsung may have designed and manufactured the Retina display to specifications given by Apple. If that's the case, then Apple isn't copying anything by using it. The processor is manufactured by Samsung to Apple's specifications. Again, that's not copying by Apple. Those are normal customer / supplier arrangements.

tpfj
User Rank
CEO
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
tpfj   8/1/2012 5:13:47 PM
NO RATINGS
@eewiz I think the big fat button on the iPad and iPhone invalidate your argument, so clearly they did not copy the front. Same goes for sides and back. Design covers the whole device (positions, connections, keys), not just the bit you choose to look at. A patent is granted if it has a clear novel element to it, something a lay person could not dream up. I just don't see it in the design of Apple's products. Sure there is a ton of novelty in their manufacturing and how it is all held together, but then Samsung went entirely their own way by making the back cover removable (hint: useful). How can you call that a copy?

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
eewiz   8/1/2012 1:38:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Guys, Its not patent on a rectangle. Its a "DESIGN" patent of a tablet device. Its a valid form of patent which is used to protect ornamental designs, Aesthetic appearances of devices etc. Samsung is just downplaying the value by calling it a rectangle patent, even when they cant even come up with their own design. And again, as all patents, design patents can be invalidated if there is a prior art. If its just rectangle, why cant samsung bring a prior art and invalidate the patent?? A typical eg of a design patent is a coke bottle. You cant go and copy a coke bottle and fill it with xyz cola and say this is just a cylinder to the jury. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_patent

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
The Engineering Life - Around the Web
Terry Cutler, CTO, Digital Locksmiths

The USB Keys in the Urinal
Terry Cutler, CTO, Digital Locksmiths
Post a comment
Security is a major obsession today, particularly as the industry makes the shift from traditional, standalone devices to the design of connected, networked systems that are “always ...

Engineer's Bookshelf
Caleb Kraft

The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
Caleb Kraft
6 comments
To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

Design Contests & Competitions
Caleb Kraft

Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
Caleb Kraft
58 comments
Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

Engineering Investigations
Caleb Kraft

Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
Caleb Kraft
8 comments
The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)