Did Samsung copy Apple?

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    Has anyone been following the news of Apple V Samsung in the UK? Today at a hearing in the court in London, the judge told Apple that it had to change the wording of the statement within 48 hours, carry it on its home page, and use at least 11-point font. Does anyone agree with this ruling? I think it's terrible. :(
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    I had wondered whether Apple's ad would annoy the court. They basically followed the letter, but not the spirit of the ruling. I figured it would've been better to follow the spirit and move on, instead of creating a spectacle. But maybe they figure all publicity is good publicity.
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    True! I didn't think of it that Way. I do think that Samsung did copy Apple but is said think its ridiculous to sue. Surely copying is the highest form of flattery.
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    I think copying ruins innovation. I mean why innovate where you can copy others. They need tougher copyright laws. The tougher the laws the more companies will start to come out with original ideas.

    JMHO of course.
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    Trouble is, laws are going to be made by the likes of the moron that ruled that Samsung didn't copy Apple.

    Lets see now. No such thing as a tablet, then along comes Apple and invents the concept, and in a matter of weeks Samsung comes along screaming "Look what we stole, sorry reverse engineered, sorry INVENTED. And ours is better than the Apple thing that we never knew existed."

    Yeah, right. The only person taken in is some bewigged fool in England. Don't forget. Judges are just lawyers with a promotion. They are still lower than a snake's guts. That is why they have laws like contempt of court. They have to demand respect. They sure as hell aren't going to get it any other way.
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    Sounds like a catch 22.
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    Best opinion of the legal profession I can ever remember reading. :)
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    All Apple is really doing is giving Samsung a lot of free press. Samsung just finished a 7.8 Billion quarter, and it's phones and tablets were the reason. Samsung is so much larger in every part then Apple, so legal costs are just a small bump in the road to them. Best Apple puts it all to rest and quickly.
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    Apple just finished a 36 Billion dollar quarter, with net profit of 8.2 Billion dollars.
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    Apple didn't invent the tablet. They popularized it, but even they never claim to have invented the concept.

    Tablet computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And I think there are good lawyers and good judges, just like there are good mechanics and good plumbers, lol.
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    I was slightly inaccurate with my remarks about the iPad, Kay, but I wanted to write a post, not a novel.

    I see you grabbed my underlying meaning, however. It is the popularization that everyone would like to emulate. If it comes to it, RIM did a far better job, and way earlier, with the hardware of the Playbook and completely messed up the overall experience by limiting the software.

    I'm sure there are very nice judges [/sarcasm] but in this case, I think this unknown twerp wants to go down in legal history as the man who put the mighty Apple in their place. In other words, this was a judgment based on a personal agenda, not the truth, legal or moral. Of course, who am I to judge (cough). I'm just spouting opinion, but, hey, that's what the thread asks for.
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    Um Apple = a $650B company so lawyers are like a drop of water from an ocean.
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    WoW!!! maybe Apple will buy Canada call and it Applecanada.
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    Time will tell Microsoft thought they were to big to ever get put down, but look at what has happened to them. I like my iPad2 and will give some real thought to getting a iPad4. But Samsung and some others have sure started bringing out a lot of very nice tablets, and at some really good prices. Law suits only in rich Attorneys, seldom do they have any real effect on the total out come of how and what a company does.
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    Apple need not worry about this statement anyway. Everyone I know in the UK only visits the Apple Store not the home page unless they have Apple as there homepage. :)

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    Agreed. But market capitalisation is only what investors determine a company is worth.

    Apple shares have now lost more than $100 from their all-time peak of $705.07, hit on Sept. 21. It's current value is about $556 billion.

    Still, Apple remains the most valuable publicly traded company in the world.

    In the device arena, the most important metrics are sales, revenue and profit margins

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    What did apple actually accuse Samsung of copying? If its the shape of the tablet then it's hard to get on board with that. You can't really patent a shape, can you? I dunno. The whole thing seems a tad overblown. I enjoy my iPad but sometimes apple does appear to be a bully about some things. I appreciate competition and choices. It keeps all companies on their toes and ultimately benefits us consumers. Apple isn't hurting and neither is Samsung for that matter. I just don't want to see silly lawsuits and things like that. Let every company play in the tablet arena. Apple will just have to keep on innovating and staying ahead. That's better than handing the market to them through lawsuits and patent squabbles.

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    You can patent the appearance of an item, it's called a design patent.
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    I do believe that samsumg does copy apple and I never thought that the court would go for that decision.I mean that is terrible.

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