U.S. Appeals Court Denies Samsung's Request to Allow Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales

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drcrazyrich

sounds like wall street .here I was under the assumption democracy was the rule of thumb not dictatorship of corporations :(
"I don't think we're in Kansas any more Toto "

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MaximumMike

It used to be lawyers that really disgusted me. But the real crooks and scumbags in our country are judges. And unfortunately it goes all the way up to the Supreme Court.

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damicatz

Judges are lawyers. That is a big part of why the US judicial system is so corrupt.

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USraging

Here is a curve ball into left field.. have a separate court system in play with a panel of judges that are tech savvy for technology type law suits. If you don't understand technology how are you expected to make sound decisions?

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bling581

I agree. I'm sure their job requires some computer use but using and knowing are completely different. Even if they understand tech we need some younger folks that have a more up to date view and opinion.

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bling581

Lately it seems like the U.K. judges and politicians are the only ones that seem to get it. The US system is corrupt and judges and politicians are easy to buy.

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Rcapps

*sigh* they really need to work on fixing patent laws. wwaaayy too outdated, alas that will never happen.

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ScytheNoire

Shows how corrupt the US court system is compared to other countries.

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Zeimos4387

I totally agree with you guys. I posted some more info on how bad this is getting yesterday. Apple won approval to patent a vanishing vertical scroll bar for portable electronic devices!?!?! I mean really? I'm pretty sure those have been around for several years now. And, I don't believe Apple invented them (hard to remember who had those in their phones first). More info can be found here -- http://tinyurl.com/bv2aqju

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Valor958

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To top it off, the way I see it is that Apple is scared of legitimate competition. The only way to maintain their market edge is to make competitors products illegal based on broad reaching and loose patents. The way I understood it was that Apple was trying to patent anyone using a certain bevel and corner radius. How the hell can you patent geometry? I don't know of ANY current devices that have straight edges. They're generally just not appealing. Everything has a rounded edge to some degree... but apparently if you reach a certain degree, you're infringing on Apple.
This whole fiasco is one of many reasons I absolutely refuse to buy Apple. Not a good value for the price, and nothing trully innovative anymore. Even their first 'innovations' were just their takes on existing ideas from a decade prior. The iPad and all the 'i' devices are not original. Most of these ideas were present in the late 80's and 90's as concepts of what we'd be able to do. For Apple to patent a touchscreen interface is absolutely ridiculous. The proper route would be to patent and protect their software, like the iOS and it's mobile varieties, not the way an OS works for navigation. Patenting the way a GUI works stifles innovation by punishing anyone who tinkers and modifies it since it was a patented idea to begin with. Therefor every idea stemming from it could likely be consider infringing content by Apple. Legal or reasonable, doesn't matter. Apple will make it stick. They've got the money, and the judges have nice new cars and houses to prove it.

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acidic

Like I said yesterday, they are becoming a monopoly with the help of these corrupt judges/governments. It won't hurt their image this way as they are just following court rulings.

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kevaskous

+1

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USraging

I agree, i would understand if samsung was using their search engine or something. I think i will patent the shape of a turd and take you all to the bank.. lol

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scoop6274

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But,I've patented breathing so ya'll better pay up!

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