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Apple Loses Tablet Battle In Australia 159

New submitter harmic writes "The Australian Federal High Court has denied Apple's appeal against the earlier decision that overturned the ban on sales of the Galaxy Tab. The Samsung Android based tablets should be in the shops in a matter of days. Apple had attempted to appeal an earlier court ruling overturning the ban."
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Apple Loses Tablet Battle In Australia

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  • by PaladinAlpha ( 645879 ) on Friday December 09, 2011 @07:51AM (#38313300)

    Here's a JooJoo (then TechCrunch Tablet) prototype released April 9th, 2009 [techcrunch.com]. Take a look, and keep in mind the design patents Apple claims exclusive right to -- I would assert in public that Apple most likely copied the JooJoo, not the other way around.

  • by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Friday December 09, 2011 @08:35AM (#38313432) Homepage

    IS caused by the Patent system.

    Honestly, all it does is stifle creativity. I made a square, you cant make a square too!

  • by Viol8 ( 599362 ) on Friday December 09, 2011 @09:45AM (#38313772) Homepage

    "PARC was a ripoff of Engelbart's demo at SRI. "

    Englebert didn't invent the GUI and his demo didn't have one. Just the mouse. Which is hardware, not software.

    No idea. I don't know anything about that demo.

    "Linux is a ripoff of UNIX."

    Thats exactly what it is and its the reason I use it.

    "GNOME is a ripoff of Windows."

    Pretty much. So is KDE.

    "Nearly everything in computing is an incremental improvement from something else"

    There's incremental improvement and then there's direct copying. Its not the same.

    "Apple massively improved the desktop metaphor with the Lisa and Mac."

    Did they? Have you seen any Xerox Star demos? They're on youtube if you're interetsed.


    NO THEY DIDN'T. Xerox *PAID* apple to buy apple stock. BIG difference.

    "This historical rewriting that occurs amongst Apple-haters"

    Ah , you're a fanboi. That explains the blinkers.

    "It paints you as a blinded zealot."

    Now there's a nice bit of irony. Perhaps the turtleneck is too tight and is cutting off blood to your brain so you can't see it.

  • by itsdapead ( 734413 ) on Friday December 09, 2011 @09:56AM (#38313848)

    In other news, atheism is a religion and baldness is a hairdo.

    Well, if my employer tried to fire me just because I was an atheist I'd expect to be protected by the same laws that (in many countries) say you can't fire someone for being a Muslim or a Christian.

    ...and if someone made a TV show featuring a bald starship captain with a French name and a Yorkshire accent, or a bald maverick cop who ate lolipops, they'd probably be, at leased, accused of unoriginality.

    In other news, ISTR John Cage sucessfully forced Mike Batt to settle [bbc.co.uk] over his 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence.

    The problem with these patents is that they rely on trying to describe in unambiguous words what is actually a subjective visual judgement, so you get these lists of attributes that sound ridiculous. All you can really do is get a jury, show them a representative selection of tablets/phones and ask whether any look as if they were copied from the iPad.

"Say yur prayers, yuh flea-pickin' varmint!" -- Yosemite Sam