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OracleOfReason
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9/19/2013 | 5:31:09 PM
re: Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
And there is no Galaxy without Apple's patents. But these lawsuits are not about standards essential patents.

"Apple has became no more than a marketing company for other company's technology." Might as well say the earth is flat. It makes as much sense.
OracleOfReason
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9/19/2013 | 5:29:57 PM
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Yes it is open to debate and those of us who speak Chinese and have been there are the ones qualified to debate. And ANON is correct. There are miles of difference between these companies.

Samsung is holding back this market. If they were constrained from copying Apple, they might make an innovative product but they never will while they are simply copying or think increasing the megapixels of the camera is an "innovation."
OracleOfReason
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9/19/2013 | 5:26:32 PM
re: Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
"it's absurd and ridiculous that while buying, people don't understand the difference in between IPAD and Galaxy"

Perhaps one should understand patents before they comment about them? Patents are "time bound" and they certainly do promote competitiveness by forcing people to come up with original ideas rather than be copy machines like Samsung or Goole with Android.
DocB
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9/3/2012 | 7:43:47 PM
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This is the same basic argument as "too big to fail." Because Samsung figured it was easier and cheaper to skip the development cycle, and its costs, so they could push more into the marketing of their product and consequently sell a lot of product, and users found their lower prices attractive enough to buy their product, is no reason for Apple to be denied its fair profits. They made the investment, and they should be able to reap the rewards.

Just because a lot of people may be hurt along the way, is no reason for that to change. Samsung cheated, and got caught, and are getting punished. No one is saying that isn't the truth. They are giving a whole lot of ancillary potential problems as justification to let Samsung get away with their cheating. One of which is the cry that "innovation will suffer." Yet everyone knows that it has been Apple that has led innovation for decades. It has not been Samsung.

In the beginning, Apple couldn't afford to fight off the combine of Microsoft backed by IBM, and they lost heavily, and almost went out of business. It was a lesson Steve Jobs learned and one that haunted him right to the end. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, that he was determined not to let it happen again.

What's missing across the entire spectrum of business is simple ethics. If we stop rewarding innovators, instead of the copiers, innovation will surely stop. Why invest the creations of your mind, and push through all the negativity that innovators face, to develop a salable product if there is nothing at the end of the rainbow as a return for you. It's called ROI, and if somebody is stealing yours, wouldn't you fight? This time Apple could afford the fight, and I applaud their determination not to let it pass. Shame on Samsung and all of those who embrace these shoddy business practices.
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8/6/2012 | 3:49:48 PM
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The whole IP system needs to be scrapped. The IP system we have today is not what was intended. Lawmakers over the years have been plied by big business to pass IP laws that promote enduring monopolies and stifle competition. Patents should stand for only 2 years and not be renewable. Apple and Samsung both surely recovered their investments in the first 2 years. That should ease the burden and responsibility of the PTO. Allow patents for everything, but only for 2 years. Not worth fighting over in court.
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8/5/2012 | 1:56:29 AM
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I've been an Applephile from the beginning, but this is just sickening.
moarsauce123
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8/3/2012 | 10:57:54 AM
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It is up to Congress to make the laws, not the patent office. And with the current Congress where one party says No to everything, even their own proposals, don't expect things to change.
I think that there is nothing wrong with patenting designs or software, but these patents need to run out within a few years. Design patents need to run out faster. I think a year on a design is good enough. That way it keeps companies innovating. That said, stuff like "rectangle with round edges" should not be patentable, especially since there is clearly prior art and the item to be patented is trivial.
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8/2/2012 | 8:08:43 AM
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2007? Try 1986...that is the year Apple will set things back to, given the chance. That company is owned and run by AIPAC 1 percenters, with a few moles, spies and peons sprinkled in to go around stealing ideas and designs from Google, Nokia, Motorola, Sony etc. It produces and designs absolutely nothing aside from the cute plastic box housing the iCrap...its only virtues are its access to the controlled media and a nasty pack of lying fraud artist shysters
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8/2/2012 | 8:03:16 AM
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Apple is going after Ford, Toyota, GM and Nissan next over their infringement on Apple's patent on the Wheel.
Samsung and Sony are getting a second round of patent infringement lawsuits, for their unauthorized use of Apple's patent on the concept of Television and Radio.
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8/2/2012 | 3:19:08 AM
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I tried to plug them together to copy but failed. They don't copy at all. How can we sue both them for not copying?
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