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September 08, 2012


If Apple would SELL a license to their IP, they might be possible lol.

I'm OK with Darren, even if i'm not an Apple lover. I think Apple's products are good but i really don't like the closed system they made.

In the third graphic of this report I listed what Apple's earphone features were and I see that Samsung is doing the very same thing by their primary patent figutre. The control is in the same area and the very 3 things that Apple's earphones do, Samsung copies. Did Samsung add a fourth feature to distinguish their product from Apple's? No. Did they add touch to the earbuds or anything to differentiate their product from Apple's. No.

What do you mean by copying?

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"Xerox didn't patent the mouse and windows before Apple "borrowed" those ideas..."

That myth again? Apple didn't "borrow" them. They licensed them. With money (or the equivalent of money, stock, which today would be worth 5 billion dollars). And the only reason Microsoft got away with "borrowing" Apple's GUI was due to a very poorly worded agreement between Apple & MS giving MS the license to copy various aspects of the MacOS when writing software for the Mac. In the suit the jury interpreted that agreement as applying to MS writing their own MacOS copy (i.e., Windows).

If Samsung or anyone would just buy a license to use that IP, THEN there would be no difference.

Ha! Really? It's pretty obvious to the rest of the world that Tea Party members are generally non-compromising fanatics that are known to invent facts like Todd Akin did. That's the point of comparison and it's fair. Of course you'll disagree and that's just fine.

Eric and Darren, It's only obvious after someone else brings it to light, like an ah ha moment after some one becomes a millionaire on a simple idea (why didn't I think of that, it's so obvious).

Thanks for your comment Darren, as it confirms my very point about fanatical Androiders being the Tea Partiers of the tech industry. Sorry, but I don't buy into your "I'm an Apple fan-boy" act in an attempt to sound that you're being open minded and fair. Ha, you fool no one with that act! Your argument is typical of the average fanatical Android Camp that I read and hear about daily. So thanks for confirming that crazy Tea Partier position. Apple invented nothinng. Ya, right - ha! Dream on, Darren.

Keep your opinion of the REAL tea party out of this.

Yes! very nicely stated.

I disagree. There has always been borrowing of ideas/copying/imitating/deriving/whatever-you-want-to-call-it in technology just as there is in other creative fields. The state of Apple/Samsung/iOS/Android now is no different than Mac/Windows/Linux was years ago. Xerox didn't patent the mouse and windows before Apple "borrowed" those ideas nor should Apple have done so before Microsoft or Linux "borrowed" them once again. Things like multi-touch/pinch/zoom/scroll are just the mouse of our future. Trying to patent those can only hurt competition and creativity. And just as with the GUI, Apple did *not* invent those there's plenty of "prior art"/prior research and systems using multi-touch. Apple's was just the first to get popular they didn't invent them. And believe it or not I'm an Apple-fan boy I actually do like their products the best. But I think Apple's victory in this lawsuit was wrong patenting obvious ideas (or what really amount to artistic design choices) is wrong.

Well said. There are few things as frustrating as arrogant ignorance; and this is exactly what you'll find in many of the comment sections of tech blogs these days. Like angry zombies all moaning the same fallacious arguments. Unfortunately there's just too many of them, and they seem to overpower truth with their defiant numbers. Be careful not to be bit by one, or you'll become one yourself. :)

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