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German Court Upholds Ban On Samsung Galaxy Tab

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  • Re:Apple (Score:4, Interesting)

    by wsxyz (543068) on Friday September 09, 2011 @02:28PM (#37354542)
    Obviously the judge didn't bother to read the evidence or he would have realized that the whole case is just Apple trying to patent rectangles.
  • Re:Prior art (Score:4, Interesting)

    by LynnwoodRooster (966895) on Friday September 09, 2011 @04:51PM (#37356912) Journal
    It's not a design patent, but a design trademark. And as with all trademarks, you can register it but it does not take effect - nor have the ability to limit other's use - until it is used in commerce (you can't squat on trademarks - you have to use them). Since Samsung started using similar designs in 2006 - well before Apple used the design trademark - Samsung should be exempt from enforcement. I'm sure that's part of what Samsung will argue - and also why the Dutch court found the exact opposite of the German court.
  • by shutdown -p now (807394) on Friday September 09, 2011 @05:50PM (#37357550) Journal

    What, you've never complained about a missing or broken feature in an Apple product before?

    My favorite is still this forum thread [] where a guy is complaining that he's using "hun" to address his girlfriend, and iPad email and chat apps always capitalize it; so he was asking for a way to add his spelling to the spell checker dictionary - and, apparently, it is simply not extensible in iOS. The advice he got from a resident Apple fan:

    "call her something else besides hun? Honey? Baby? Babe? Seems like an easy fix."

    You're holding it wrong, indeed.

  • by Ster (556540) on Friday September 09, 2011 @07:24PM (#37358278)

    I came across this yesterday and found it interesting (comparisons of what Samsung's tablets looked like before and after the iPad came out):

    It seems like it's not quite as silly as it's usually been presented. (Don't get me wrong, I do think it's silly.)


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