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Samsung Loses Another Patent To Apple

The Apple vs Samsung legal battles are far from quieting down, especially after this most recent litigation. According to a new ruling in the Netherlands, Samsung has lost its battle against Apple in regards to Apple’s patent of scrolling in the gallery (EP 2.059.868). Samsung’s “blue bounce effect” that can be found in their version of TouchWiz on Android 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3’s gallery must be taken out in a future update. The ruling says that Samsung must push out this update within 8 weeks otherwise the company will be facing a 100.00 Euro ($128.93 USD) fine per day.

I’m no patent professional, but bounce effects in general seems like it should be subject to FRAND law, as you can find that effect in a lot of devices. Regardless, Apple has really been hammering on Samsung lately. Not to mention that Apple has just recently stopped purchasing Samsung’s CPUs.

Apple may have settled with HTC with a cross-licensing agreement, but it seems like Samsung is not going to be willing to settle with Apple for quite some time now. While reading about victories against either company might be like cheering on your favorite football team, some of these patents have really gotten out of hand. I’m surprised that no one is really trying to change how things work.

I mean, come on, really? Your suing over a bounce-back effect — something that most consumers barely even pay attention too.

It all just seems ridiculous.

source: Talk Android

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  1. HAHA i love apples overrated patent syste, honestly why dont they just patent how we talk on the dam phones? They can always find a more stupid way to cry over there little hard work of a shitty device patents. Which is funny i use to be an apple user, till samsung came out with “better” and “free user control” phones of android.
    im now a proud owner of samsung galaxy s2 4g it is better “way better” then any iphone i ever owned and i owned a lot of apples shitty products. I see apples products as overrated and uneeded in todays world. Why pay for apples products when any “android” device is more capiable of doing what apple is “trying to do” ?

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