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____/ High Plains Thumper on Friday 26 Aug 2011 19:08 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper on Thursday:
>>> RonB wrote:
>>>> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>>>> I'm not a big fan of Jobs but I think we can all wish him well in his
>>>> battle for health. I've got a feeling he wouldn't be taking this step
>>>> if it wasn't serious.
>>> True, I wouldn't want to wish such a disease on any one.
>>> AFAIK, pancreatic cancer is usually considered uncurable and fatal.
>>> Steve could afford the best doctors and they helped extend his life
>>> span for a time. I guess now it is time for him to put his house in
>> - From a corporate point of view (not person), the guy became a thug and
>> he led a company as an aggressor. He deserves no good credit for it.
> Roy, I was referring to the man as an individual, not his responsibility
> as CEO. Yes, given the type of lawsuits, which involve patents and
> apparently are attacks against Linux, for example:
> In addition to Apple's claims that Samsung is violating some of
> Cupertino's core-technology patents, the lawsuit also cites a number of
> allegedly violated design patents, which, unlike utility patents, deal
> with what in patentese is called "trade dress" â essentially what a
> product looks like and not how it operates.
> "Samsung's Galaxy Tab computer tablet ... slavishly copies a combination
> of several elements of the Apple Product Configuration Trade Dress,"
> Apple's suit reads, citing Samsung's fondleslab as having â quelle
> horreur! â such purportedly Apple patentâprotected design elements as a
> rectangular design with rounded corners and a black border.
> Those, I would understand your concern. Even some picture frames have
> rectangular design with rounded corners and a black border with a silver
> trim, which would place it as prior art and non-patentable.
> These stupid "look and feel" patents of a generic origin have no place in
> the business world.
It just shows that Jobs does not like to actually compete. He feels /way/
over-privileged, that 'poor' billionaire. Now he tries to
destroy other people's work.
~~ Best of wishes
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