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Apple Sues Samsung In Germany Again

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  • by forkfail (228161) on Tuesday January 17, 2012 @02:44PM (#38727676)

    Honestly, if someone could find a way to patent the wheel, they'd do it.

    Our patent system is such at this point that there is no advancement possible without asking permission and paying royalties to someone else. Every fundamental idea and concept is owned. As anything that has any sort of visual representation and interface.

    Of course, all this is incredibly ironic, given that back in the day, Microsoft and Apple both flagrantly ripped off [gizmodo.com] what are considered to be absolute fundamentals of a GUI from Xerox.

  • by TheRaven64 (641858) on Tuesday January 17, 2012 @03:11PM (#38728034) Journal

    It's become cliche to point out that Apple stole the Mac GUI from Xerox

    This is 'stole' meaning 'paid a big chunk of Apple stock in exchange for it and then added original features like the desktop metaphor with the trash can, the menu bar, window title bars and others?' Do you, by any chance, work for the MPAA?

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