Originally Posted by jgriner
did you even read my last post MY TV HAS ALL THAT CRAP.
so if apple thinks they have the right to, black,rounded corners, beveling, and flat screens...ect then my tv DOES infringe on that.
they DONT make more than the rest of the industry put together.
well i would say if samsung broke into the apple store and stole an ipod2 then they should give it back. lol
coke, pepsi, rc cola... ect
ford, chevy, toyota... ect
how many different companys makes blue jeans or shirts for that matter. you dont see them sueing each other because their blue jeans are blue do you. or suing for pockets in t-shirts
you dont see ford sueing chevy because they put a motor in their car?
this apple argument is the most ridiculous load of crap there is
You don't think there's difference between a Ford and a Toyota? The engines are different, the bodies are different, the finish is different, the performance is different, their reliability is different, etc. And Ford would
sue Chevy if Chevy copied Ford's exact motor design bit by bit.
The reason why blue jeans makers don't sue each other is because you can't patent or copyright fashion. The only part of fashion that can be protected are logos and things like the particular stitching on the rear pockets of Levi's jeans. (And while a topic for another day - the fashion industry is actually a very interesting case -- an industry that survives without copyright protection.)
What is actually a "most ridiculous load of crap" are people who make assumptions about the law off the top of their heads without researching it first. And I say that even though I don't necessarily personally agree with all of Apple's arguments in the case.
What I do agree with is this: There was no effective tablet market before Apple because no one knew how to design a tablet properly - they were all taking a PC and shoving it into the form factor of a tablet. Apple re-imagines the tablet, is enormously successful and then is copied by everyone in both the physical design of the products and in many aspects of the UI. No one was producing anything like the iPad before it came along. I'd be pissed if I were Apple as well. Obviously, there's certain aspects of that design that are inherent to a tablet. And Apple cannot protect the basic concept of a tablet. But they can and should fight against anyone who blatantly steals the total idea of their tablet and that's what Samsung has done in this case.
At this point, Apple probably doesn't even really care about Samsung's existing products. They're probably just trying to establish precedents to keep Samsung and others from blatantly copying future Apple devices.