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Old 11-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #399
murraypaul
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Samsung should have attempted to patent the 7-8" tablet form factor. Even if eventually denied, it might have at least delayed or temporarily derailed Apple's introduction of their Mini, which is a knockoff of Samsung's 7 and 7.7" tablets.
Contrary to popular belief here, Apple did not attempt to patent all rectangles with rounded corners. They patented a particular set of design features. There is a reason they didn't sue B&N, Amazon, Asus, and so on, because the designs of those companies tablets were clearly outside of Apple's patent.
Similarly, Samsung could not file a design patent for the idea of a 7" tablet, or for all possible 7" tablets. They could patent the specific design features of their particular 7" tablet.

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Hopefully Google has patented home page widgets for Android. That's something that iOS has never had. If Apple attempts to add them to iOS, then Google should sue the pants off them.
Apple's original iPhone patent included widgets.

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