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I still have an original iPad and it still works great and does what it needs to do - which is largely Netflix for the grandchild - occasional web browsing when the wife can't find her netbook - and I will grab it once in awhile if it happens to be the nearest iOS device - of which there are currently 12 in my house (if you could the two original iPhones which are not currently used by anyone) and only 5 people - and yes that is almost 2 devices per person - one iPhone...
The purpose of the illustrations is to demonstrate the functional purpose or the even the logical arrangement of the items covered by the patent - not to reveal the industrial design or aesthetics of a finished product. If the drawings and diagrams in the patents were overly specific as to the look and feel then it might be easier for someone else to copy the functional aspects and argue that their look and feel was far enough removed from the patent as to not constitute...
I'd be happy with some sort of nominal fee or half price etc when it is a known defect - I paid $300 tax to have my Early 2011 MB replaced a few months ago on my personal machine.
Its gonna be tough to give up my 2011 17" MBP with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD attached to a BookEndz dock with built in Optical drive and two external monitors attached.    On the other hand - towards the end of 2015 I might be in the market for a 13" MBP with 1TB internal drive for the kid and give his 13" 2012 model to mom and get rid of her Aspire One junkbook. 
I used to work in retail and there was a time when the company indicated that employees should arrive 15 minutes before their shift in order to do things like familiarize themselves with the current sales ad and in a number of cases during store closing procedures it would be 15 minutes or more after then end of a shift before we were able to leave the building. The employees successfully argued that for any amount of time exceeding 15 minutes should be paid (overtime in...
1. Multiple Companies are all involved in essentially the same anti-consumer practices and they all know it - but since no one is sufficiently different than another - consumers are unaware they are ALL being scammed.    2. An innovative company comes along and disrupts the business as usual practices of all those companies helping to expose the disservice they have been providing to their customers all along.    3. Those companies which do not directly or...
So I guess its a done deal then - because a former employee's sworn testimony as to what his opinion of the purpose of a project he allegedly worked on 10+ years ago cannot be doubted. 
What if Apple is secretly paying IDC and Gartner and the like to give everyone else a false sense of where things are headed and their relative marketshare so that they continue to spend money on projects and advertising that prevent them from spending their time and effort and money where it would have the most impact on their ability to actually compete with Apple's products?
Actually I suspect it has more to do with the potential payout for the lawyers in the case. I believe in many cases such as this the lawyers for the plaintiffs get $0 unless they win - meaning that they have only their time to lose and everything to gain by doing everything possible to ensure that the case does not get dropped or decided against them. In fact after the first year or two - they likely have so much time invested that they have to win some sort of judgment in...
Lawsuit for $1 billion dollars - if Apple found guilty - lawyers get $990 million - and each plaintiff gets $2 gift certificate at the iTunes Music store.
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