|Chinese phone makers patents iPhone 5 design from leaks|
|By Thom Holwerda on 2012-09-07 15:46:45|
|"Android fans, especially those of you who love your Samsung devices, might have something to cheer about today as it looks like Chinese phone maker GooPhone have already patented the design of the new iPhone 5 before Apple have had chance!" This is just... Wow.|
|By HangLoose on 2012-09-07 15:58:32|
"Good artists copy, great artists steal" |
"or patent leaked designs."
Edited 2012-09-07 15:59 UTC
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|That's the thing about MAD...|
|By bornagainenguin on 2012-09-07 16:25:04|
Especially in a standoff like the patents have been in for decades. Things only work out so long as no one breaks the stalemate and everyone works together for their common good rather than start lobbing bombs and possibly losing everything. It wasn't the best situation but to a degree it was working. |
Now Apple comes along and starts tossing around patent nuclear bombs, is it any surprise then that an affected bystander would decide to launch a preemptive sneak attack?
Considering the completely different approaches taken culturally between Western and Eastern companies I'd say that this situation is only about to get worse and be a fount of unintended consequences far beyond what we've already seen here....
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|Bring it on!|
|By Sauron on 2012-09-07 16:27:46|
|About time the Patent troll of the century got what was coming. Suckers!|
|- Score: 8|
|By leonalpha on 2012-09-07 16:36:30|
|But how are they able to patent a design with such a striking resemblance to the iPhone 4/S? I mean, the iPhone 5 leaks look exactly like the iPhone 4/S, save for a few minor details...|
|- Score: 2|
|By No it isnt on 2012-09-07 16:38:30|
|Yeah, but the minor details change everything ... again.|
|- Score: 11|
|By Windows Sucks on 2012-09-07 17:16:14|
You guys are so desperate for Apple bashing stories that you are posting stuff like this? |
Unsubstantiated, plus even if its fact and stands what do you think will happen? Proview got 60 million and they actually owned the iPad name in China for years. Lol.
Must be a boring news day.
Edited 2012-09-07 17:17 UTC
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|Comment by shmerl|
|By shmerl on 2012-09-07 17:21:00|
|Apple gets the taste of their own medicine.|
|- Score: 7|
|RE: That's the thing about MAD...|
|By bfr99 on 2012-09-07 17:42:57|
> Especially in a standoff like the patents have been in for decades. Things only work out so long as no one breaks the stalemate and everyone works together for their common good rather than start lobbing bombs and possibly losing everything. It wasn't the best situation but to a degree it was working. |
Companies working together for their common good is a nice definition of a trust, illegal under US law. Adam Smith pointed this out long ago.
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|By TechGeek on 2012-09-07 18:00:23|
Well, its not unsubstantiated as there are multiple sources, some of which are Chinese. Further more, you can read the article and see the actual phone the patents are based on. |
As for what could happen? Delays, bad press, possibly injunctions. Isn't that enough to warrant some attention?
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|By BallmerKnowsBest on 2012-09-07 18:53:55|
> You guys are so desperate for Apple bashing stories that you are posting stuff like this? |
I can think of worse traits... like taking fanboism to such an extreme that when a news site so much as posts a link that you don't like, your default reaction is to start throwing out accusations of bias.
Of course, I would never suggest that you, personally, would do something like that. I'm sure you must have written a thorough critique of the original article, addressing the specific points that make it not-newsworthy, and just forgot to include that in your comment.
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