Reply to post: Re: how was it ever accepted?

Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?


Re: how was it ever accepted?

Well, the entire case kinda stinks of protectionism tbh.

The fact that 'rectangular electronic device with round corners' was considered something that you could put a design patent on in the first place is highly questionable; the judges decision to find in Apple's favour on it is even more so, and the insane half-billion compensation yet more ridiculous. The fact that both sides dropped their various infringement claims everywhere except the US is pretty telling, really.

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