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Apple Sues Samsung In Germany Again 172

New submitter tguyton writes "Apple is going after Samsung again in Germany, this time over 10 phones including the Galaxy S II. It should come before the courts in August, a month before their tablet case in September."
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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 [] 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?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.