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In a separate case, a jury in August declared that Samsung should pay Apple $1.049 billion in damages for illegally copying iPhone and iPad features.

Samsung has appealed to a higher court to reverse the jury verdict.

Interesting they left out the FACT that the patent office preliminarily rejected Apple's claims to the patent that got them to $1 billion.

In another case Apple put against Motorola/Google, the judge threw them out of the court room because they had nothing.

Apple has too much cash to spend on shady lawyers, and they've become a massive, uncreative patent troll.

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I'd simply charge Apple $100 million each time they come to court with BS lawsuits.

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Korlacan KhanthavilayNov. 08, 2012 - 04:02PM JST

I'd simply charge Apple $100 million each time they come to court with BS lawsuits.

Or simply pull a UK and force them to write an apology on their front page for a month per case. Scratch that, make it every page must have a section in plain english, no links, and must be visible when the user first enters the page, and a 100 million dollar fine for every day it's not visible. The guys at UK didn't put enough inaction fines.

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That'd work too. Although, Apple isn't exactly writing an apology. Just a bunch of randomness that no one is going to pay attention to.

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Apple has obtained design patent coverage on rectangular devices with rounded corners. While that may not have been true before, it is now. The US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent no. D670,286 to Apple yesterday and it really does cover the outer edge shape of a device.

saw this yesterday.....yes Apple has a patent on a rectangle with rounded corners. How ridiculous. Apple management are eccentric, like a modern day. Howard Hughes.

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As I said before, Steve Jobs and Apple has no shame declaring that round corners and other functions were their original idea and technology.

Multi-touch is also one of the patents Apple is fighting with Android.

Multi-Touch technology was shown in Mitsubishi Electronic Research Laboratory (MERL) back in early 2001. And in fact, early models of these multi-touch device was on Apple company's meeting table 2 years later in 2003. This device is called the DIAMONDTOUCH TABLE. Developed at the Mitsubishi Electronic Research Laboratory (MERL), the DIAMONDTOUCH Table was a projection-based touchscreen surface which allowed users to draw on existing images as well as use gestures such as pinching and pulling to zoom in or out on webpages and other images.

http://www.merl.com/areas/DiamondTouch/

http://www.merl.com/areas/DiamondTouch/DiamondTouch.mov

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Apple is going to try and do whatever they can to hinder competition. Not like it'll work though, as there's simply too much prior-art for them to win in court. It'll just be a waste of money and time.

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Korlacan KhanthavilayNov. 09, 2012 - 12:12AM JST

Apple is going to try and do whatever they can to hinder competition. Not like it'll work though, as there's simply too much prior-art for them to win in court.

They can if judges collude with apple due to their conflict of interest. Koh declined to accept over a dozen pieces of prior art, and even rejected Samsung from even showing their phones in court! How the hell is anyone supposed to defend themselves when crucified, frozen solid, 20000 leagues under the sea

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