Originally Posted by Mightymike
Apple has no choice but to go all out to shut down companies like Samsung that copy Apple's designs. Like Samsung, Everyone would love to copy Apple because it's the only thing that sells. Samdung has no visible smart phone and tablet business if it doesn't copy Apple.
Samsung will lose Apple as a client and the courts could shut down Samsung's tablet and smartphone business in addition to any market lost due to consumer backlash.
Samsung is treading a highwire and the wind is picking up. And it's a long way down...
[Yoda]: The fan is strong in this one yes.
Not every device from samsung is a blatant rip off of the iphone. It perfectly cool to give credit where credit is due but just because apple has a patent on something doesn't mean they were the ones who "invented" it's greatness. Companies patent ideas. Some ideas are not even theirs when they patent it. It's just they were the first to patent it. Go look at some samsung phones before the jesus phone even arrived and tell me that you don't see "similarities". samsung patents ideas that make products work.
apple patents philosophies that dictate the experience of a product. Apples patents are full of more fluff then any samsung invention. That's why they press every company against a corner cause their fluff can be construed as many different ideas. A patent for round corners. Give me a break.
Apple would patent colors if they could. The patent office is to blame, not apple. Apple is just blatantly taking advantage of a failed patent system. They probably have a patent on the letter i too.
We should all be thankful there are limits on these patent systems. Apple would have us patented if they could.