Originally Posted by jjallenupthehill
As the court case has proved, you don't have to copy every single detail in every way such that something is indistinguishable, for it to be a copy.
The US court has judged that the one device clearly breaches the law in relation to IP theft, to the extent that it levied a huge fine. I agree with the points raised regarding patenting visual design, but regardless of whether the law is right, the court judgement was absolutely right.
Whoa there! So far, all we have is the verdict of one very sloppy and questionable jury. That verdict is right now under intense scrutiny -- as are the patents used by Apple to bring the suit. Methinks that in the end, this verdict will not stand. Whether it's the trial judge, the appeals court, or the Supreme Court, it will be thrown out.
So, no victory yet for Apple. Or, at best, it is an extremely incomplete one.