This somewhat unexpected decision from the court!!. Thank god that no one had patented the normal walking style, otherwise you might find everyone dancing on the road to practice different walking styles!!!.
We are talking about one is growing in terms of numbers and one is falling, but the reality is one company can never cater the requirement of the entire globe and neither can cater the services, it was because of the Chinese manufacturer the tablet has started being used on the entire globe on hardware base. And the software base is provided by Google. Thanks to both of them.
You obviously didn't read the posted article, wishful thinking perhaps? You could at least hide your pro Apple stance a little bit so as not to embarrass yourself. And this situation is only in the States where the Jury is a stones through from Apple headquarters meanwhile the rest of the world has thrown it out. And over what? no rounded corners? greaaaat..should this article be even in EET?? Last time i checked this is an Engineering mag, not ID magazine. The Problem with media is it's created by writers, who are all liberal Arts Apple heads and it shows. However, the "win" is already backfiring - https://plus.google.com/u/0/114476892281222708332/posts/246srfbqg6G
I'm sure that there was plenty to be learned by watching the last trial. There was a bunch of prior art not allowed by the judge because it was not declared soon enough. Any subsequent trial will have that available and have a good idea about what does and doesn't work. I believe subsequent trials will be more difficult, not easier for Apple.
HTC has long had this battle. Maybe Samsung can learn. In any case, Apple is trying to do this over the whole world, but not with 100% success.
droids should be worried ?
I take it the opposite way that Samsung was hammered on its own software - especially touchwiz and if it had stuck with plain unbranded android it wouldn't have been hit so hard.
But this case is going to be replayed in most other countries so it won't be over for a good few years yet.
If only google would stand behind android like Redhat stands behind its products and indemnify companies using it most of these problems wouldn't exist.
Was Samsung agressive enough to patent the 16:9 aspect ratio on their Galaxy phones, ready to pounce on the Apple iPhone5? I bet not, and yet this is the silliness we're dealing with here.
We went shopping for a microwave oven this weekend. Wow, they all pretty much looked the same, some were more rounded looking than others, they had almost all the same features. And they even all came in the same two finish options (black or stainless). There may have been a white one too. How could they possibly get away with this?
I have a couple of patents to my name too. But somehow, I have to doubt that any stories I could tell a jury about my experiences would have helped to guide them to a similar outcome. And the recounting of those experiences seems to have been a critical aspect of this outcome, from a couple of articles I read.
I have read design patent that has specified detailed dimension including length, width, height and radius of arc if there is any round corner. I couldn't believe a patent of rectangular box without scale limitation be granted in the first place. This patent lawsuit is indeed an eye opener to me. On the other hands, what happen to iPad mini and iPhone 5 if anyone has been granted a patent of 7 inches tablet and/ or that of a cinematic screen ratio form factor device.
If you read the content at groklaw, it sounds as though jury instructions were not followed at all.
"The foreman told a court representative that the jurors had reached a decision without needing the instructions."