Apple ordered to pay damages to Samsung by Dutch court

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  1. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I personally dislike a lot of these lawsuits. Especially when a company is engaging in patent trolling. It hurts not only competition but innovation.
     
  2. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    agreed. its ridiculous and cowardly.


    we need patents to stop people from stealing from others, but people exploit it sadly.


    Here is a really good read on why we need patents.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fogerty_v._Fantasy

    john fogerty was sued for sounding like himeself lol
     
  3. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Exactly !

    Companies who have invested millions or billions in R&D should have their intellectual property protected by law, regardless if it's Apple, Samsung, MS, whoever.

    The problem is a lot of these companies have created a business of getting a patent they probably have NO intention of ever using but instead just waiting for another business to come close to it and then sue them to hurt their business. There's a fine line between protecting the holder of the patent and purposely creating patents just to hurt the competition.
     
  4. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    i know its shameless.

    there is many of reasons why the world economy is shot to hell, and this is one of them.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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