Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban upheld in Germany, Tab 8.9 added to injunction

By Rick
Jan 31, 2012
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  1. Today, a German court upheld a preliminary injunction which prevents the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. Fortunately for Samsung, the first two patent claims were dismissed; however,…

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  2. enocheed

    enocheed Newcomer, in training

    Many companies are ripping of Apple design. The whole use your finger to flip pages is apples design. Almost all devices rip that idea off. Also the design and implementation of finger resistant touch surface and the whole interface with the pop up keyboard. All companies copy that. Now the bad part. Why can't we humans just get used to the fact that all good technology and invention should be used everywhere and ban the bad ones. This is what is going to kill us. We make up laws to ban good ideas or to isolate them to one company instead of shutting down bad ideas. Like the are you sure prompt. How come there is no legal debate over that. We made that one just a necessity. So smart users can be annoyed by that just to save the stupid once that will click the wrong button anyways. Why cuz their stupid!
  3. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    Stanley Kubrick Should be suing Apple for arrogantly claiming HIS 2001 Space Odyssey design teams Idea, look and feel for a tablet multi media computing device.

    But just like apples insipid and adolescent law suits around the world.. it would be a waste of time and just add more cost in the end to the consumer and as a consumer i won't be buying a product from petulant children like Apple.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I agree with you, mostly.

    In the U.S. at least, the idea of protecting inventions was to encourage innovation. To do that, inventors were to be rewarded for their work. Perfectly sensible and reasonable.

    The system has gradually been ruined by greedy individuals, companies, patent trolls etc... Patents, copyrights and trademarks have become a self-contained war game with its own arms race -- almost always used at the cost of others and often times done so at the expense of societal progress itself.

    Flipping pages, for example, is hardly a novel idea. We've been flipping pages for thousands of years. Why should that backwards idea be copyrighted/patented now that it can be done digitally?I hope it isn't, but I *guarantee* you it is and someone like Apple sitting on it... waiting for the right time to sue...

    Now that companies wield patents like swords, even companies who might not be interested in gaming the system feel forced to do so... otherwise they get sliced in half.

    From my limited perspective, it seems out of control with frivolous lawsuits and hundreds of billions spent developing, protecting and abusing patents etc... There are plenty of legit reasons for protecting your work, but patenting certain keyboard button combinations, the colors of app icons or unlocking a touch screen phone with a swipe are not protecting anything of value, only hurting the industry.
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 822   +19

    I'm getting into programming Android/iPhone and I won't be buying either to program them. All you need are the emulators running on computers. There are enough Android phones around to borrow one to do the final testing. You even need an expensive mac to run the iPhone emulator, so by the time I afforded that whose going to pay $100/month for each phone and perhaps $300 for the phone?


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