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Nite-Owl
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8/8/2012 | 10:55:31 PM
re: Apple Execs: Samsung 'Ripped Off' iPhone
Since Henry Ford didn't invent the car and he was the first to mass produce successful cars, it's very similar indeed. It seems like Apple claims to own the modern smart phone and the tablet PC, because they were the first to produce successful ones.
Nite-Owl
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8/8/2012 | 10:44:18 PM
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Actually, in the automotive industry design copying is very common. Take a look at the 2006 Impala, the 2004 Accord and the 2004 Fusion. I see only very minor differences.
jasonscott
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8/8/2012 | 1:59:07 AM
re: Apple Execs: Samsung 'Ripped Off' iPhone
Actually, GM can't produce a car that looks like a Mustang or a truck that looks like the F-150 because -- wait for it -- the designs are protected by trademark, copyright and/or patent laws.

So, it's actually EXACTLY like the Apple vs Samsung suit. And it'll boil down to which had legally protected the design first.

I realize you were trying to slam Apple, but given the questionable pedigree of the Samsung designs (from a legal standpoint), you actually gave an example that illustrates the validity of Apple's case.
GAProgrammer
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8/7/2012 | 6:10:36 PM
re: Apple Execs: Samsung 'Ripped Off' iPhone
I really hope you meant precedent.
ewillis09
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8/7/2012 | 2:51:16 PM
re: Apple Execs: Samsung 'Ripped Off' iPhone
If Apple thinks they have a case here then BMW should sue Toyota. Every time I see a Lexus, I see a BMW with a different logo. And I'm sure there could be a heck of a lot more similar lawsuits which could happen on the same grounds. It's a joke; a lawyer's field day.
jkosin236
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8/6/2012 | 7:00:16 PM
re: Apple Execs: Samsung 'Ripped Off' iPhone
@Leo,
Great point! I wonder if Ford should start a lawsuit based on the outcome of the Apple Samsung case as a president.
Leo Regulus
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8/6/2012 | 6:38:03 PM
re: Apple Execs: Samsung 'Ripped Off' iPhone
"Apple Execs: Samsung 'Ripped Off' iPhone". Isn't that something like saying that GM, Chrysler and all other vehicle manufacturers 'Ripped Off Ford' for making vehicles with wheels, doors, motors etc.


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