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Old 09-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Another round in the Samsung vs Apple war

Apparantly the patent war between Apple and Samsung wasnt enough Samsung has taken it another step further. wich of course apple will later try to one up this salvo.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/19/s...ts-anti-apple/

I like my devices from both companies but this is getting ridiculous. Next thing My Samung Television wont work with my Ipad2 if they keep this up!

i just wish they would both grow up and stop this.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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Do you think there should be no patents or trademarks? Because some of this conflict is based on legitimate protection of their intellectual property. The question of where to draw the line is set by the courts. In America, it is set earlier by the USPTO which I would agree is falling down on the job (allowing some obvious patents).
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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Do you think there should be no patents or trademarks? Because some of this conflict is based on legitimate protection of their intellectual property. The question of where to draw the line is set by the courts. In America, it is set earlier by the USPTO which I would agree is falling down on the job (allowing some obvious patents).
no i do believe in patents. but the FACT is that APPLE and Samsung both are buying other Patents specificly for the purpose of Litigation. most of this particular war has very little to do with protecting intellectual property or brand. Apple and Samsung both have been buying OTHER companies patents for the expressed purpose of sueing each other. its not illegal but it is highly unethical mistreatment of the patent system.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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sounds like kids in the playground to me xP
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:04 AM   #5
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sounds like kids in the playground to me xP
Yes... It's getting really childish and I'm not sure it's doing either of them any real good...
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Yes... It's getting really childish and I'm not sure it's doing either of them any real good...
what they need are gloves and a boxing ring :P let all that frustration out
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:24 AM   #7
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Ahh, is that why Jobs quit! he couldn't handle a boxing match
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I'm loving it. Patent laws are in shambles and patents are granted way too easy. These courts battles are the inevitable result. Food fight in the tech cafeteria.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:42 AM   #9
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I'm loving it. Patent laws are in shambles and patents are granted way too easy. These courts battles are the inevitable result. Food fight in the tech cafeteria.
great summary tube!
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:44 PM   #10
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They don't compare to "patent trolls" because they are both engaging in products that require, or step on, the intellectual property in dispute. The suits originated to protect their products. The patent acquisition frenzy is just an arms war but neither of them wrote the rules of engagement. They're just battling in the existing legal system(s).
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #11
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An even sillier round: Apple is now officially skinner than Samsung, at least in the UK:

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/09/u...ot-galaxy-s-ii
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An even sillier round: Apple is now officially skinner than Samsung, at least in the UK:

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/09/u...ot-galaxy-s-ii
So, size really does matter...
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:36 PM   #13
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:34 AM   #14
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and here we thought that a size 0 only applies to human beings
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:16 PM   #15
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Patents are necessary but I agree with others who have noted that the current system is way too permissive. It's a huge problem in software as well, where even things as stupid as One-Click shopping are patented.

Hopefully the more widely publicized cases like this that there are, the more impetus there will be for revisiting the patent system.
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