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Re: You *can't* patent a rectangle?

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____/ bbgruff on Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 22:04 : \____

> On Wednesday 24 August 2011 21:36 Homer wrote:
>> Verily I say unto thee that RonB spake thusly:
>>> Apple in shock. Apparently you *can't* patent a "rectangle with
>>> rounded corners" after all. The judge in the Netherlands court even
>>> went as far as saying that the iPad's "minimalist design makes it less
>>> viable for patent protection." He also cited prior art, including the
>>> Compaq TC1x00 and Knight Ridder Tablet. In regards to the iPhone, the
>>> judge cited the LG Prada as prior art. But more importantly, as
>>> regards to the Android GUI itself, he cited the Nokia 7710 as prior
>>> art. It's also interesting that the judge stated (in regards to the
>>> Galaxy Tab) "...only the front shows some resemblance, while
>>> everything else is entirely different."
>>> It's a good day for choice and for sanity.
>> We've yet to hear from the German State of Texas, though.
> True, but did you cop for this:-
> "Samsung does not "slavishly copy" Apple's iPad and iPhone."

It's rather odd to defend Samsung, which pays Microsoft for Linux, 
helps Windows DRM, etc.

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