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#1 COKid

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:17

A California jury found that Samsung used Apple designs in 13 older products

 

A Silicon Valley jury has ruled that Samsung must pay $290m (£180m) to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices.

 

This verdict comes after a previous jury found Samsung owed Apple $1.05bn for copyright infringement.

 

However, US District Judge Lucy Koh ordered a new trial because she said that jury miscalculated the amount Samsung owed.

 

Samsung is expected to appeal.

 

The jury's ruling covers 13 of the 26 Samsung devices that Apple had argued copied its technology.

 

The $290m figure comes on top of the $550m Samsung owes Apple as a result of the initial verdict.

Apple shares traded slightly higher on the news. Samsung closed down slightly earlier in the day.

 

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-25041852




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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:23

What utter BS



#3 ctebah

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:24

If you get to copy so blatantly, you should pay for it.  Justice served.



#4 2xSilverKnight

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:26

If you get to copy so blatantly, you should pay for it.  Justice served.

What did they copy ?? How the icon;s are designed ? Bitch Plzzzzz

 

How about Apple copying features from Android and Windows Phone ??

 

Typical BS



#5 szo

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:27

It's actually about a total of $888 million with the addition of the previous agreed upon fine of $600 million.



#6 ctebah

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:28

What did they copy ?? How the icon;s are designed ? Bitch Plzzzzz

 

How about Apple copying features from Android and Windows Phone ??

 

Typical BS

 

Ask the jury.



#7 2xSilverKnight

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:30

Ask the jury.

 

Really ? :rolleyes:

 

We already know that the patent regulations are a joke, specially software patents, and rounded corner devices :rofl:

 

Steve Jobs already said in the past what he thinks about copying. If you improve on it, then it's for the best. Everything is going to look the same at one point or the other. They are freaking smartphones and tablets for gods sakes.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:30

Apple is pure evil!! I don't think Samsungs phones look like Apples iPhones at all.



#9 ctebah

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:33

Really ? :rolleyes:

 

We already know that the patent regulations are a joke, specially software patents, and rounded corner devices :rofl:

 

And until the patent regulations get changed, companies will pay for copying.  Very simple.



#10 2xSilverKnight

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:36

Best example about how stupid the general public are. I have a Nexus 5 with spigen neo-hybrid case right now, and someone asked me if I just got a new iPhone ...

 

I was speechless

 

I rest my case



#11 Buttus

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:38

can you imagine if companies did this back when cars were first being developed?



#12 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:39

Some people say give Apple a break,  :rolleyes:

 

I say we need to put more criticism and pressure on them!



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:40

Apple will be paying Google for copying the notification tray now then?



#14 +techbeck

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:41

I know Huawei makes some phones that look like the iPhone as well as others.  Only reason Samsung got sued is because they are the only making a lot of money off of Android.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:41

Apple will be paying Google for copying the notification tray now then?

 

Dont think it was patented.





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