Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
rick merritt   7/31/2012 11:58:30 PM
NO RATINGS
How do you draw the line between investigating and "being inspired" by competing products and..um...er...copying them?

_hm
User Rank
CEO
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
_hm   8/1/2012 1:05:43 AM
NO RATINGS
This will be interesting case. Samsung should be punished for their acts.

m00nshine
User Rank
Manager
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
m00nshine   8/1/2012 1:39:36 AM
NO RATINGS
And HTC, and motorola, and , nokia, and amazon, and google! There can be no other rectangular, touchscreen smartphone or tablet, only apple, forever. They own it (you).

vasanth kumar d
User Rank
Manager
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
vasanth kumar d   8/1/2012 4:43:15 AM
NO RATINGS
ha..ha..ha..they are making fun. Only thing the world is not started fighting is the air because it has no shape.

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Blogger
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
mcgrathdylan   8/1/2012 4:46:54 AM
NO RATINGS
I have no doubt that there is plenty of more evidence to be presented. But it doesn't surprise me that Samsung (or anyone else) would conduct a detailed analysis of the iPhone's features etc. in the course of creating a product to compete with it. Sounds like a standard practice.

HS_SemiPro
User Rank
CEO
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
HS_SemiPro   8/1/2012 5:42:34 AM
NO RATINGS
Why don't Samsung come up with its own design and not copy Apple's. Why infringe on Apple's design. Apple has every right to sue them.

Pablo.Cassani
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple v. Samsung kicks off innovation debates
Pablo.Cassani   8/1/2012 12:35:27 PM
NO RATINGS
C'mon guys... Apple won a patent for a, please hear this: "A system and method causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data"... it is the troll jargon for a web search. How on earth they granted that? Patents are supposed to protect the development, not kill it. And then... copy what: the aspect ratio? or the touch screen? or a higher screen definition? or the BOM? So, I would not be able to use an ARM? This is getting ridiculous...

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

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?

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.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Carlos Bueno

Adventures in Userland
Carlos Bueno
Post a comment
Editor’s Note: Excerpted from Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things, author Carlos Bueno introduces us to Lauren and her adventures in Userland. ...

Max Maxfield

Tired Old iPad 2 vs. Shiny New iPad Air 2
Max Maxfield
9 comments
I remember when the first iPad came out deep in the mists of time we used to call 2010. Actually, that's only four years ago, but it seems like a lifetime away -- I mean; can you remember ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...