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Samsung still need to win in the Netherlands, as they arent covered by this EU ruling.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14528131

Apple are already filing with the courts there so expect that to be the next big news around this
    
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I don't get why Apple can't just play fair instead of getting rid of its competitors, that would be the same as Usain Bolt saying that no one should run in the Olympics except him.
    
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I dont really know what apple hope to achieve? More iPad sales? I think the opposite will happen if everyone knew about this petty situation.
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And personal insults are the mark of true class This is why I tend to not post in news threads. Any opinion that differs from the group gets shunned and insulted
Apple has been suing a number of companies for using their "patented product design". Fact. I don't know what all this opinion you keep posting about means.
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post #125 of 191
If this goes through, it's unbelievable and the entire court system is corrupt and bribed by Apple.
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Exactly, If Apple blatantly ripped off another product, then all of you would still be against apple.

Just face it, this website is full of unjustified Apple haters and im stick of opening Apple related threads....
If Apple got sued for having a "portable device that plays digital media" or something, I'd be just as against the company filing it as I am Apple in this case.
    
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But there was no patent before... If only could someone from other companies had patented this idea before Apple then it'd become Apple.

@Phaedrus, no effort? An idea is worth much more than materials that make up it, that's why Americans still make money even though the Chinese just produce all of the devices.
That is also the reason how the Chinese have over a trillion U.S. dollars in cold, hard cash.

Imagine even if half of that is let loose into the system.....
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post #128 of 191
Such horse crap. By the time the protection expires, Apple will be firmly entrenched in the European market to such a degree that it will literally be impossible for any other competitor to gain any foothold at all.
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post #129 of 191
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If Apple got sued for having a "portable device that plays digital media" or something, I'd be just as against the company filing it as I am Apple in this case.
Exactly. Not everyone is a blind Apple hater. This thread is about Apple banning rectangular devices with rounded corners, and is why Apple is being discussed. I know, big shocker. I dont know why people keep bringing up the "other companies do it," "what if they did it to Apple," etc. arguments. That is totally irrelevant.
    
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This just in, apple is now suing anyone who takes a bite out of the upper right corner of an apple.
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