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"The introduction of the iPhone literally changed the nature of the telephone," said McElhinny. "In 2004, when this project started, it was considered extraordinarily risky. Apple was a computer company—it had no phones. It was going to invest this time to come up with a product that would compete with some of the biggest companies in the world: Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung."

But only Samsung chose to pursue a path of "intentional copying," McElhinny told the jury, blowing off Apple's patent rights in a desperate attempt to play catch-up.

For that, Apple is seeking what would be the largest jury award ever in a patent case: more than $2 billion for the sale of 37 million allegedly infringing phones. It's an extraordinary rate of about $40 per phone and a considerable escalation in the long-running patent war between the two smartphone leaders.

Round 3...

Pretty interesting read.

SOURCE: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/apple-lawyer-to-jury-samsung-crossed-into-the-dark-side/
 
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good joke apple.
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I don't know too much about patent law, so maybe someone more knowledgeable can comment, but is there a point where these two can stop wasting taxpayer money on these stupid patent lawsuits?
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Is this actually an April Fool's joke though?
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Is this actually an April Fool's joke though?

If it is, it is really believable given their past history.
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Is this actually an April Fool's joke though?

Nope. This has been an ongoing thing between them. It's getting ridiculous.
 
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Nope. This has been an ongoing thing between them. It's getting ridiculous.

God this is retarded. Will somebody give them a good slap on the ass and handcuff them? Pursuing legal action for the sake of profit is disgusting.
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for 2billion dollars they better have a good reason other than " samsung are meanie heads and we dont like them" this time around.
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God this is retarded. Will somebody give them a good slap on the ass and handcuff them? Pursuing legal action for the sake of profit is disgusting.

Seriously, I wish the US government would just throw these cases out of the window.
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The whole 'Apple war on Google' theme is pretty interesting and I want to know more about it other than the snippets of legal documents getting thrown around.

I did laugh at the independent investigation showing that even if the Patents were copied, they only deserve a maximum of $39.2m as opposed to the $2Billion Apple launched with. rolleyes.gif
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