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COKid    873

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/news/business-25041852

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djdanster    594

What utter BS

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+ctebah    2,830

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

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2xSilverKnight    179

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

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szo    120

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

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+ctebah    2,830

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.

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2xSilverKnight    179

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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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

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

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+ctebah    2,830

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.

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2xSilverKnight    179

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

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Buttus    915

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

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

Some people say give Apple a break,  :rolleyes:

 

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

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PsYcHoKiLLa    1,579

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

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techbeck    5,101

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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techbeck    5,101

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

 

Dont think it was patented.

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madd-hatter    332

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

 

spigen neo-hybrid case?

 

I have no idea wtf that means...

 

I think the word you were looking for was "ignorant". A person isn't stupid simply because they aren't familiar with your phone...

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2xSilverKnight    179

People didn't like the design of the Galaxy S3 in the beginning, well it was designed by lawyers. That's why the S4 is almost the same. Because of Apple.

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2xSilverKnight    179

spigen neo-hybrid case?

 

I have no idea wtf that means...

 

I think the word you were looking for was "ignorant". A person isn't stupid simply because they aren't familiar with your phone...

How about google it ? It's a case brand

 

How can people not recognize that an iPhone as a much smaller screen and a big home button. Seriously ....

 

Nexus 5 doesn't look anything like an iPhone.

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+ctebah    2,830

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And when the government tries to change software patent systems, this happens:

 

IBM, Microsoft strike a blow against patent-troll reform

 

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madd-hatter    332

How about google it ? It's a case brand

 

But I don't care... It doesn't matter...

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2xSilverKnight    179

But I don't care... It doesn't matter...

Then don't say "wtf does that mean"

 

My point was this :

 

How can people not recognize that an iPhone as a much smaller screen and a big home button.

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techbeck    5,101

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If anyone things this was just about patents is being fooled.  It has more to do with Apple/Jobs not liking Android and suing them out of existence.  Do a search for the many other products that copied Apple's design...and I willing to bet if they were making as much as Samsung, they would get sued as well.

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Astra.Xtreme    2,135

If anyone things this was just about patents is being fooled.  It has more to do with Apple/Jobs not liking Android and suing them out of existence.  Do a search for the many other products that copied Apple's design...and I willing to bet if they were making as much as Samsung, they would get sued as well.

Maybe so, but it still doesn't negate the fact that Samsung stole Apple's property.  The main point is absolutely about patents and Samsung infringing on them.

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techbeck    5,101

Maybe so, but it still doesn't negate the fact that Samsung stole Apple's property.  The main point is absolutely about patents and Samsung infringing on them.

 

Not saying Samsung should be excused.  Saying Apple has it out for them and that is the main reason for getting sued.

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Astra.Xtreme    2,135

Not saying Samsung should be excused.  Saying Apple has it out for them and that is the main reason for getting sued.

Always target the guy on top.  :cool:

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