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#61 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

Is the issue that people actually thought they were getting an iPhone or that they thought they were getting something just like the iPhone? I can see the second one happening. A customer walks in, and a rep says "we don't sell those, but this is just like it." If the rep tells them it does the same thing, or is just like it, that could be an issue. I don't think someone actually gets a box that says Samsung but thinks its an Apple.


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#62 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

The 'evidence' in the case is that some people "returned a Samsung product because they thought they were getting an Apple product."

I'm not quite sure how that works.

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#63 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:23 PM

2. You got it because it reminded you of the iPhone...and because the iPhone wasn't on Verizon...but did you think you were buying an Apple product and you got fooled? That was the crux of the court fight.



Personally?! No....

I imagine the carries like Verizon who didn't agree to Apple's terms at that time point was probably glad to have a phone whose UI was similar to the iPhone though... and it's possible that Apple may have lost out on some sales for the iPhone on AT&T when subscribers could get a phone that appeared similar for less money.

I've read multiple stories regarding the trial from different sources, and had not heard any statement referring to people thinking they were getting an iPhone. I don't have much pity for the people who would be so easily fooled...

I do however believe that Samsung borrowed HEAVILY from Apple for their UI... so I personally do not believe they wanted to discourage that from happening...

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:45 AM

Being able to patent "a grid of icons" seems like a big stretch to me. Even the other two items seem like a small stretch.


true - kind of like harley trying to patent the sound of their v-twin... and they tried.

Intersting things coming out about the unpartial jury and the speed in their turn around

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

This is far from over. Fairly good summary of how the jury botched this one and a judge who appears to have done little to stop it.


http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/27/technology/apple-samsung/


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:28 AM

round 2 - HTC vs Apple

http://www.taipeitim...9/08/2003542211

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:30 AM

round 2 - HTC vs Apple

http://www.taipeitim...9/08/2003542211


I hope HTC wins

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:41 AM

More on the jury foreman messing things up royally in the Apple-Samsung case:
http://www.groklaw.n...120904190933195

"Belligerent and numerous."

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:12 AM

I hope HTC wins


Me to, would be interesting to see if the Judge decides to order a temporary stop until it is settled




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