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Because they already tried that in the 90s and lost.

They lost because the courts agreed with Gates that the license agreement he signed with Apple in 85 allowed him to copy Apple's OS as much as he wanted. There's never been any argument over whether Windows is a direct copy of Mac OS or not. That's only something that children today who have little understanding of computing history think up. Apple sued Microsoft claiming Gates broke the license agreement by infringing on 170 copyrights with Windows 2.0 but Gates lucked out by signing that license agreement giving them the right to copy Apple, long before Apple knew how much of a competitor Windows was going to be.
post #32 of 82
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Originally Posted by Captain Lolburger View Post

Those were concepts and were never patented. Irrelevant. You will also notice that a flowchart of Apple's iPhone conceptual design process is omitted. Who says Samsung's designs here were still before Apple's iPhone design? The iPhone didn't spring into existence one day, it was developed over years.
Besides, this thread is discussing the lawsuit regarding Apple's icons, not the phone design.

Irrelevant to you. To those with a critic opinion and a bit of common sense, it's blatant proof that Apple just sues because they cannot come up with anything better to make money.

Edit: In words of a Spanish economist, 'In a world where the fastest way to earn money is suing someone, there's something that obviously needs to change'.
   
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A gear signifying settings?

Either judges are daft or are iSheeple; because that IS the way it was with phones even before the iPhone.

Cough, Nokia phones... I've owned enough of them since the 3310 and 3330 era to know that these gear icons are just common fare for just about any phone maker.

So Samsung went out of their way in making their Settings icon look just like anyone else's indeed.

Also for the Notes icon.
How the heck else is it supposed to look like if not for a memo pad? Nokia has an icon like that for their 'organiser' kind of app.

This patent trolling and counter-suing thing is getting out of hand.
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OMG, this PROVES that Overclock.net blatantly ripped off apple!
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HAHAHHAHAHHAH. I LMAO biggrin.gif

Apple what the hell are you doing?

Companies should grow the hell up. for god sakes we are not 5 years old anymore.
    
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post #35 of 82
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Forget who first designed or implemented the icons, that is irrelevant. I'm not saying that I agree with it, but that is just how it is. Accept it and move on.
Stop jumping on the Apple hating train automatically, just because it's Apple. You are just showing yourself to be an uninformed halfwit.

Just because something is law doesn't mean everyone has to agree with it and move on. Government is tumultuous and laws are always changing.

When it comes down to it, it DOES matter to me that Apple obviously wasn't the first one to use any of these symbols. Just because they're obsessed with patenting and copyrighting every little molecule and pixel of the products they come out with, that doesn't make anything here morally right.

Being right in the eyes of the law doesn't mean you can't hate them for what they're doing. I'm not saying that anyone else wouldn't do the same thing in their shoes, but that's another thing entirely.
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Is this the most elaborate troll by a tech company ever?
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I see no resemblance at all actually. Sure Samsung tried to make the background to be the same shape in some, but the icons themselves are completely different.
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Saw this on reddit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeC25BM9E0&feature=g-high-u

That was fantastic. Subbed.
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OMG, this PROVES that Overclock.net blatantly ripped off apple!
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GASP

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