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Perhaps somebody should mail a photo of the iPad scaled down to an iPod Touch size to Apple. They'll notice they're very similar, and try to sue themselves.
But seriously, that's like saying that an overhead projector screen can infringe a movie theatre screen patent, because scaled down they've the same usage...
Who said that someone who makes an overhead projector screen would NOT be infringing upon the patent rights to someone else's movie theater screen? It's quite possible, and very probable, that it would, since functionally they could be the same. That's what the argument is about--functionality (not scale). Functional design. Apple claims that functionally, the galaxy s with its scald size and some UI layouts is too similar to the iphone (and likewise the tab vs. the ipad).
    
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post #92 of 145
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Apple claims that functionally, the galaxy s with its scald size and some UI layouts is too similar to the iphone (and likewise the tab vs. the ipad).
Too bad though the Tab 10.1 sports either stock Honeycomb (which does not look anything like the iOS) or the new TouchWiz UX update, which still does not resemble the iPad's UI.
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They should grow balls and accept that other tablets/phones can exist too, but no they want the monopole, damn greedy company i pity those who still love and support apple.
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Too bad though the Tab 10.1 sports either stock Honeycomb (which does not look anything like the iOS) or the new TouchWiz UX update, which still does not resemble the iPad's UI.
Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. I think it's also about the centrally-located home button issue, and various other things that, given a small device, could be a very common design. I think it's inane, and a slippery slope. One must draw a line somewhere, and this seems to be a very good point.
    
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Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. I think it's also about the centrally-located home button issue, and various other things that, given a small device, could be a very common design. I think it's inane, and a slippery slope. One must draw a line somewhere, and this seems to be a very good point.
Even if it's the button, what does apple want them to do? For one the button would look extremely ugly if it was anywhere except directly centered... symmetry is important. More than one button isn't necessary, because there aren't any other buttons (a button dedicated to returning home is good because it's so frequently used) that would have such often usage.

Not to mention, Samsung has a touch-enabled spot on either side of the button...

The Samsung Galaxy S (original) was released in March of 2010 and has the single home button, why is Apple only now seeing it fit to file a lawsuit?
    
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Even if it's the button, what does apple want them to do? For one the button would look extremely ugly if it was anywhere except directly centered... symmetry is important. More than one button isn't necessary, because there aren't any other buttons (a button dedicated to returning home is good because it's so frequently used) that would have such often usage.

Not to mention, Samsung has a touch-enabled spot on either side of the button...

The Samsung Galaxy S (original) was released in March of 2010 and has the single home button, why is Apple only now seeing it fit to file a lawsuit?
Strategy--Samsung has an established userbase that will probably expect more devices in the future. Allowing them to get this far before bringing up litigation will make it more convincing for Samsung (if they lose) to license the technology from Apple, guaranteeing that Apple gets a cut of revenues from past and future sales. Had they found out about the design before official release and pursued litigation then, there would be no established income on Samsung's part, no established userbase of Samsung devices that use the "similar functionality," and less of a likelihood that Apple would get money out of the deal (rather than an injunction to sell before it even went on sale).

It's all about the benjamins, like I mentioned before. That's why Apple waited so long after release and sales to bring up this litigation. Personally, I don't know whether there is a case as far as patent law is concerned. But out of a practical aspect, I don't think the broadness of patent claims in this case should be maintained.
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post #97 of 145
Assle needs to patent being a jack ass, already. Then they can sue themselves for infringement and become two jack asses.
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Better watch out next thing apple is going to find a way to say if your human you have to die or pay them money.
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Very old but I had to do it just because Apple is so pathetic.

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Originally Posted by ¯\\(°_o)/¯ dunno lol View Post
http://www.pcworld.com/article/23837...ets_in_eu.html



Yep soon apple will have practically blocked sales of most mobile samsung devices in The Netherlands and perhaps Europe
isn't is the laws that are in place preventing such things?
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