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inb4: ForumViewer comes in with his OSX Lion avatar and apologizes for Apple.

On topic: Any word of this in the United States? What's going on here? Has Apple filed an injunction?
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After reading all this I just promised myself I will never buy or even use any Apple product ever again

Seriously... Apple is starting to go way too far
    
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inb4: ForumViewer comes in with his OSX Lion avatar and apologizes for Apple.
If you've read any of my posts on this topic, you'd realize I could care less who's right and who's wrong. All I've ever defended is a company's right to defend its patents and intellectual property, whether it's Apple, Samsung or anyone else. If Apple loses, great for you, I for one don't care.

I don't know enough about the political dynamics in the EU to really comment. How one country can lay down the law for several other countries on something as trivial as consumer goods is beyond me.
 
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post #14 of 20
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I don't know enough about the political dynamics in the EU to really comment. How one country can lay down the law for several other countries on something as trivial as consumer goods is beyond me.
If consumer goods were indeed so trivial, Apple would not have attempted to sue/block Samsung.

Furthermore, had someone done their research, Apple also inaccurately (lied) portrayed their product to the German judge which, is partially why Samsung was granted the "lift".

...Lying about a product AND blocking another company? Trivial at best, it would seem.
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If consumer goods were indeed so trivial, Apple would not have attempted to sue/block Samsung.

Furthermore, had someone done their research, Apple also inaccurately (lied) portrayed their product to the German judge which, is partially why Samsung was granted the "lift".

...Lying about a product AND blocking another company? Trivial at best, it would seem.
Trivial as in, not dealing with worldly affairs and things of that nature that the EU is meant to handle. In the grand scheme of things, where do you think this particular matter really rates?

As far as that one picture you are referring to, I'm fully aware of that. But from what I've read, the judges were presented with something like 28 pictures of the two products. One of them (the one you're referring to), was inaccurate. Whether or not it was a mistake is something we'll likely never know. I stated in one of those threads that if it was deliberate, the case should be thrown out immediately.
 
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Trivial as in, not dealing with worldly affairs and things of that nature that the EU is meant to handle. In the grand scheme of things, where do you think this particular matter really rates?

As far as that one picture you are referring to, I'm fully aware of that. But from what I've read, the judges were presented with something like 28 pictures of the two products. One of them (the one you're referring to), was inaccurate. Whether or not it was a mistake is something we'll likely never know. I stated in one of those threads that if it was deliberate, the case should be thrown out immediately.
Considering what Apple is currently "doing" with the current system of patents, I'd actually think this matter is quite important. Leagues away from the triviality you seem to think it represents.

It's not only showing the abuse that one company can put out on a global scale but, it's setting a firm example for future guidelines and limitations...Recent challenges to the patent offices have used Apple as an example and in good measure.

I'd find this lawsuit/lift/situation anything but, trivial and the sheer fact of that inaccuracy, shows a great deal about what Apple thinks of this situation as well.

As an Admin, I check my presentations 10-15 times and I guarantee you, I would NEVER present false evidence and/or information to a court...Especially if it was over a patent.
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Considering what Apple is currently "doing" with the current system of patents, I'd actually think this matter is quite important. Leagues away from the triviality you seem to think it represents.

It's not only showing the abuse that one company can put out on a global scale but, it's setting a firm example for future guidelines and limitations...Recent challenges to the patent offices have used Apple as an example and in good measure.

I'd find this lawsuit/lift/situation anything but, trivial and the sheer fact of that inaccuracy, shows a great deal about what Apple thinks of this situation as well.

As an Admin, I check my presentations 10-15 times and I guarantee you, I would NEVER present false evidence and/or information to a court...Especially if it was over a patent.
I'm pretty sure you're taking what I said and making a mountain out of a mole hill. My original comment was in regards to how one country can decide what's right for several others. Clearly, they (germany) back-stepped and did what they feel is appropriate for Germany and not the rest of the EU. Don't create an argument where there isn't one.
 
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I just bought myself a new Samsung Galaxy S on a new cell plan. The choice to buy the Galaxy S was primarily due to it being an awesome phone, but also because I hate apple and want to support Samsung.
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Apple just got some extreme told.
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I think you mean mind boggling.
No it's mind bottling......you know?......when it's like your mind is stuck in a bottle.
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