questionsdo you believe apple 'bought' the jury?

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No. I'm not familiar enough with the case to really make The Right Decision, but as a very casual observer, I'm disappointed. I think that if this stands, it will be bad for consumers. And I hate Apple.

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Sorry, I missed the "decision" involving Apple. What was it?

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really?! You are kidding, right?

The decision (Bounce Back Feature..jeez) is silly, but payment? to jurors? Get real.

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@rprebel: Thanks for the link and the pic. What was Apple so mad about that they would sue? ;)

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@jsimsace: If Apple didn't sue, then they could lose the related patents. I'm sure it's much more complicated than that, but from what I understand, that's what it boils down to.

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I think the Conan show put it best when they ran this video that has since gone viral, of a message from a Samsung VP defending their actions: http://teamcoco.com/video/samsung-denies-apples-charges-copying (note: this is satire/humour)
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considering that one of apple's main arguments was that they owned and had patented "rectangular phones with rounded corners", I'm kinda surprised at the verdict.

This case wasn't about the specific samsung phones mentioned in the suit, it was all about apple scaring everyone else into staying out of their market.

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@kamikazeken: I'm quite mind boggled myself.

I think the whole patent system right now is retarded as hell.

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@joshobra: as to the patent system I will agree to that. during my career I have worked toward two different patents, both of which we have dropped after extensive battles with the patent office (one is technically ongoing but will most likely be dropped). the reasons why they were fought from the patent office vs why I found them to be possibly questionable were diametrically opposed. Of course mine were not in the electronics field, but still it was the general concept. It seemed like on one hand as long as you changed one tiny thing from what someone else did you were ok, but also if someone did something similar but in a completely unrelated field that had absolutely nothing to do with what you are doing (but maybe had the same name) that could work against you. I'm probably stating it too simply to make a ton of sense without expanding into my boring and complicated examples but you probably get my point.

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@kamikazeken:
patented "rectangular phones with rounded corners"?
If only someone would have put a patent on cars with 4 wheels! Hey Apple should make a car and put a patent on the 4 wheel design.
I should patent thinner phones.