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How does this crap keep getting passed off as news? I mean, do we need a new thread every time there's a new development in the Apple v Samsung case?
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To be fair companies including Apple has the right to patent and protect there hardware and software designs. The problem is that thous patents are meant to prevent someone from making a carbon copy of a product or copy pasting icons from some ones else's OS. Anyone with a half a brain and one good eye can see that Samsung's stuff is only similar to Apples and not copies. If you put 10 galaxy s and 10 iPhones randomly on a table you can very easely pick out which are Apples and which are Samsungs. They look different enough so that you can tell them apart so Samsung did not make a copy of the iPhone. This is even more evident on the software side as Samsungs touchwiz very clearly looks different form the iOS. I can only hope that the Jude agrees with me and ends this nonsense.

The right to patent hardware yes, but not shapes, sizes, colours, aspect ratios etc.

The right to patent software, no. Maybe copyright and trademark it but that is as far as protecting software should go.
    
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The right to patent hardware yes, but not shapes, sizes, colours, aspect ratios etc.
The right to patent software, no. Maybe copyright and trademark it but that is as far as protecting software should go.

Well maybe the right to the code of the software but not the function.
So people can't just copy & pasta the code but if they are good enough they can come up with others ways to make it work... maybe even better ways.
    
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Well maybe the right to the code of the software but not the function.
So people can't just copy & pasta the code but if they are good enough they can come up with others ways to make it work... maybe even better ways.

Copyright laws will protect software from that.
    
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Copyright laws will protect software from that.

Actually as far as I know it is legal. It called black box engineering. Basically it's legal to copy functionality as long as the one doing the copying has never seen the original code. Its how they got DX9 working on Linux for example.
    
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Poor Apple.
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The right to patent hardware yes, but not shapes, sizes, colours, aspect ratios etc.
The right to patent software, no. Maybe copyright and trademark it but that is as far as protecting software should go.

Your right patenting is taking it a bit to far and Apple should be relying on copyright and trademark's to protect there GUI ICON's but in the end its all intellectual property and it's no better if Apple sues for copyright infringement instead of patent infringement.
    
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Actually as far as I know it is legal. It called black box engineering. Basically it's legal to copy functionality as long as the one doing the copying has never seen the original code. Its how they got DX9 working on Linux for example.


Clean room engineering only protects you from copyright and trade secret lawsuits. Some Software and most business method patents are only concerned with doing something, and not how its done. Thus, there are no ways to work around some types of patents; they literally patent the act and not the implementation.

For example, a company patented scanning checks for processing. Since you pretty much have to scan checks to process them, there was no way around the patent. It was so bad that Congress was considering claiming eminent domain on the patent, because it could have basically ground all check handling in the US to a halt. I don't know what ever came of that.
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Lolwut? I wasn't sure what to think after I read the title.
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