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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:15 AM   #26
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Hopefully some dumbass judge doesn't slap a temporary freeze on iPhone 5 sales, thus delaying my order. I swear I'll throw a hissy-fit and publicly burn my Samsung TV.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:16 AM   #27
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Apple sues Samsung, "All right, Apple. show 'em who's boss!"

Samsung sues Apple, "That's retarded. They're just abusing the legal system!"
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:17 AM   #28
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*yawn* - so bored of this now
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:17 AM   #29
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I still like your TV - though LG is looking good - but all this litigation...well....
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:18 AM   #30
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Why is Samsung continuing the stupidity that Apple has pushed for too long?
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:19 AM   #31
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So Apple copied Samsung's small form factor and great battery life in the iPhone 5?
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:21 AM   #32
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Hopefully some dumbass judge doesn't slap a temporary freeze on iPhone 5 sales, thus delaying my order. I swear I'll throw a hissy-fit and publicly burn my Samsung TV.
I hope it gets a temporay sales ban.

Not because I hate Apple.

Because iSheep would flip.

And I have lots of popcorn to use up.

The fact is, these lawsuits are silly.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:21 AM   #33
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So let me get this straight here.

Apple says Samsung infringed on some of its patents.

Samsung says Apple infringed on some of its patents.

Why can't the two companies get together and go "Look, we are infringing on each other's patents. Why don't we just call it even and move on with our lives, and continue making great products?"

Apple would win. Samsung would win. We would all win as the companies continued making awesome stuff.

This isn't even considering the fact that Samsung manufactures parts for Apple, so they're already business partners anyway. All this betrayal and posturing is reminiscent of gangland wars or something!

It needs to stop!
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:23 AM   #34
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Courts rejects suit, tells Samsung to get lost.
Samsung gets lost.
Apple then sues Samsung for using it's iOS 6 Maps technology.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:24 AM   #35
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Whether its available for sale or not, no one is gonna buy it.
Doesn't matter when Samsung GS3 is selling like hotcakes.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:25 AM   #36
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So let me get this straight here.

Apple says Samsung infringed on some of its patents.

Samsung says Apple infringed on some of its patents.

Why can't the two companies get together and go "Look, we are infringing on each other's patents. Why don't we just call it even and move on with our lives, and continue making great products?"

Apple would win. Samsung would win. We would all win as the companies continued making awesome stuff.

This isn't even considering the fact that Samsung manufactures parts for Apple, so they're already business partners anyway. All this betrayal and posturing is reminiscent of gangland wars or something!

It needs to stop!
Samsung would like that to happen. Apple is the one not willing to do it or when offering to do gives out completely unreasonable terms like 40 dollars per device plus cross licensing.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:26 AM   #37
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Interesting article that posits the patent system does more harm than good, and that it should be completely thrown out. (The side effects of NOT having a patent system would not be as bad as many think, it says.)

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/...f-them/262913/

Not sure I agree entirely, but given that the patent system was originally supposed to ENCOURAGE innovation, and given all we hear about these days is patent squatters just waiting for someone else to innovate so they can sue the heck out of them, I'm inclined to think the system at least needs a revision. Apple is guilty of this as well. It's an arms-race: a big company like Apple or Google or Samsung or whoever cannot afford NOT to buy up patents, even if only to avoid being sued by whoever else might buy up the patent before them.

Here's a This American Life episode about the same topic:
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radi...patents-attack
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:29 AM   #38
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:31 AM   #39
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On what grounds can samsung sue apple for the iphone 5?

Im confused as to whats going on.
Same grounds as Apple sued Samsung "That feature looks like ours, call the lawyers".

Samsung striking back was inevitable, petty crap like, look at how the screen bounces, and your telephone icon looks a bit like ours etc are just excuses to try and ban a competitors products.

So Samsung are now going on the attack in the exact same way, instead of technologies it's now over features such as music /picture transfer and sharing, which is exactly what Apple are doing to them. Additionally they have LTE patents up their sleeve if they feel they need them.

They have seen the way a US courtroom works with regard to this, so are attacking back in the exact same way.

Most sensible head on this is Judge Richard Posner, who's calling for a total rethink of the patent system for software. Saying the current system is unworkable due to the nature of software patents being taken out as a defence mechanism solely aimed at gaining a competitive advantage.

Posner calls for patent rethink
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:33 AM   #40
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Oh well, this will. Get much more interesting
I just want to get my next upgrade to an iPhone 5. When is the hearing for this injunction?
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:35 AM   #41
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Samsung sues Apple, Apple sues Samsung they both go bankrupt, Google then buys them both and releases the ultimate phone
Yeah, I totally see Apple going bankrupt with $600 billion in the bank.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:38 AM   #42
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ZzZZZzZzZz. This is getting old.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:42 AM   #43
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Why can't the two companies get together and go "Look, we are infringing on each other's patents. Why don't we just call it even and move on with our lives, and continue making great products?"
They can't do what you are saying. If other companies see that Samsung and Apple are willing to let patent infringement slide, those other companies will start violating/infringing on those patents in the hopes Samsung Apple won't pursue them. If enough companies start smelling that the tech giants aren't taking action to preserve their intellectual property, it could become a "real" problem for the tech giants, forcing them to actually go after (ie: sue) these many small companies anyway. So in the end they won't have saved any time or money. They'll still have to spend the capital and legal efforts anyway, but now they'll be suing dozens of mid-size companies instead of one giant one. Might as well centralize their efforts amongst the other big players (google, samsung, etc.). It's to their benefit to sue each other in this system.

It's analagous to the cold war between the superpowers. Sure it was scary to have the U.S. and U.S.S.R. in an arms race on the precept of mutually assured destruction. But is the situation now better (lots of smaller states providing a non-uniform and broad threat to the U.S. and each other via terrorist organizations and suicide attacks, with the U.S. having to spread its forces across the globe to play whack-a-mole)?

The tech companies don't really have a choice. The patent system needs to be revised for this to change.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:48 AM   #45
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spread its forces across the globe to play whack-a-mole
Ok, that's just plain funny.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:49 AM   #46
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waiting to see the 'copy what samsung did memo.'

oh wait that was 'copy what apple does memo', from the gift horses mouth.. doh
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:55 AM   #49
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i hate the fact that when i wake up every morning i see my 32inch samsung television. I hate it so much that I put black tape over the logo.
Don't be such a sucker to all these patent disputes.

Samsung still makes good tv's. And even refrigerators - believe it or not.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:57 AM   #50
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Isnt Apple suing over the same trvial crap stupid?
If it was the same then yes, but it's not. Not even close.
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