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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by CJRhoades;14439995 
If it's from China, then they haven't sued the company making those for the same reason they haven't sued all of the iPhone knockoff makers. You just can't. US patents don't apply in China.

Legally, yes they do.


Practically? Eh.... Not so much.
post #22 of 37
Wow, 41 people viewing this because it has Apple and Sue in the title. Lluuuuuull
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post #23 of 37
Funny how the CMD key has the Windows logo on it... A "hybrid"? A Winpple?
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Kahbrohn;14440070 
Funny how the CMD key has the Windows logo on it... A "hybrid"? A Winpple?

Or a Wimple.
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Wimple
post #25 of 37
There are entire knock-off Apple stores in China...I don't think the keyboard is going to be the biggest of worries at this point.
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post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by henwyybwoi;14439564 
i guess apple hasn't found out yet? there are no apple stores in china yet, but there's going to be around 200 of them opening in the near future. expect a law suit then.

but for now, why hasn't apple sued sony for using a similar keyboard on their laptops?

There are at least two Apple stores in China if I'm remembering right.
However, there are numerous fake Apple stores in China.
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post #27 of 37
That Chinese manufacturer has a big wimple then!
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by sintricate;14440014 
Are you kidding? Apple sues companies even when their whole argument is BS. Imagine if someone actually stole their design... (like that keyboard).

Oh, I'm quite serious. There's a difference between software patents and patents for something like a keyboard, with software you can patent just about anything you want if you have the money, with most other things, the burden on the patent filer is higher. I mean, it's quite conceivable that they don't have a patent on their keyboard designs - the layout is pretty common, even before they introduced this design (the fullsize is little different to a standard PC keyboard, and the compact one is like a lot of laptops out there), and the rest of it is just a thin slab of aluminium. Besides, this one doesn't have USB ports like the real ones do.

But even if they did. it's not really worth their time. The reason they sue Samsung et al. is because their phones make them tens of billions of dollars per year. Most of the keyboards they make are probably just bundled for free with their computers.
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post #29 of 37
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Why hasn't Apple sued this keyboard company yet?

Better to ask why the antitrust authority from half of the world keep two eyes closed when looking to Cupertino.

BTW, if someone has to sue this keyboard maker is likely the Bluetoth consortium.

Likely this keyboard, like most of the Chinese makers doesn't pay the royalties to use the bluetooth logo and technology...
post #30 of 37
Funny I just got that keyboard last week for my work comp
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