\Dude, that IS the Community Design Patent awarded to Apple. The actual honest-to-God "certificate of registration" that is the only document the EU sends as proof of ownership of a Community Design Patent. A copy of which was given to the German court as evidence. All four pages of it. It's not some unrelated supporting document. It' the actual document you keep claiming doesn't really exist, since it would be stupid for anyone to allow a patent on a rectangular shape with rounded corners.
And if you just don't understand what the document you're looking at is, here's an explanation of the EU patent law as regards Community Designs.
I've decided that you're being purposely obtuse at this point. Perhaps playing a little joke on us.
I followed the original link and several others -- and got the same 4-page "trademark registration"...
I figured those suggesting that was a patent were misinformed.
After reading the document listed above -- I have a better understanding of the issue.
That said, it appears that:
1) Apple applied for, and was granted this "EU Patent"under EU Law
2) Apple has a "supportable" claim against Sammy and others -- based on this EU Law.
3) No one had or has proven that they have a "patent" that invalidates Apples "patent"
4) All players have the same opportunities -- but they must all play within the EU's rules of the game -- if they want to sell products in the EU.
Without understanding the intricacies of the EU legal system -- it appears that "prior art" design for a "digital picture frame" or even an Etch-A-Sketch (if they had a "patent") would not invalidate this Apple "patent"
I suspect that the EU legal system will work through these issues... mas o menos!
– Alan Kay –
– Alan Kay –