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

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____/ RonB on Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 23:27 : \____

> On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:36:29 +0100, 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.
> We'll see what happens there. But that's just one judge -- surely Samsung
> could appeal any negative decision he may make. I have trouble believing a
> judge would appreciate having evidence manipulated in his court.

Even outside the court. They should be fined under terms of "trial misconduct".
Microsoft got a $40 million fine for that 2 years ago (i4i). 

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