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Samsung V. Apple verdict teardown.

Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by zemerick, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. zemerick

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    By now we've all seen it. We all know the verdict...and we all seem to largely disagree with it. I want try and get a full discussion going and see what we as group can find.

    So, let's start with looking at everything that was found against Samsung. The following is a list of the Patent/Design Patent/Trade Dress along with a list of all devices that were found "Yes - For Apple". This should make looking things up far easier.

    7,469,381
    - Captivate
    - Continuum
    - Droid Charge
    - Epic 4G
    - Exhibit 4G
    - Fascinate
    - Galaxy Ace
    - Galaxy Prevail
    - Galaxy S
    - Galaxy S 4G
    - Galaxy S II (AT&T)
    - Galaxy S II (i9100)
    - Galaxy Tab
    - Galaxy Tab 10.1
    - Gem
    - Indulge
    - Infuse 4G
    - Mesmerize
    - Nexus S 4G
    - Replenish
    - Vibrant

    7,844,915
    - Captivate
    - Continuum
    - Droid Charge
    - Epic 4G
    - Exhibit 4G
    - Fascinate
    - Galaxy Prevail
    - Galaxy S (i9000)
    - Galaxy S 4G
    - Galaxy S II (AT&T)
    - Galaxy S II (i9100)
    - Galaxy S II (T-Mobile)
    - Galaxy Tab
    - Galaxy Tab 10.1
    - Gem
    - Indulge
    - Infuse 4G
    - Mesmerize
    - Nexus S 4G
    - Transform
    - Vibrant

    7,864,163
    - Droid Charge
    - Epic 4G
    - Exhibit 4G
    - Fascinate
    - Galaxy Ace
    - Galaxy Prevail
    - Galaxy S (i9000)
    - Galaxy S 4G
    - Galaxy S II (AT&T)
    - Galaxy S II (i9100)
    - Galaxy S II (T-Mobile)
    - Galaxy Tab
    - Galaxy Tab 10.1
    - Infuse 4G
    - Mesmerize
    - Replenish

    D618,677
    - Fascinate
    - Galaxy S (i9000)
    - Galaxy S 4G
    - Galaxy S II (AT&T)
    - Galaxy S II (i9100)
    - Galaxy S II (T-Mobile)
    - Galaxy S II (Epic 4G Touch)
    - Galaxy S II (Skyrocket)
    - Galaxy S Showcase (i500)
    - Infuse 4G
    - Mesmerize
    - Vibrant

    D593 087
    - Galaxy S (i9000)
    - Galaxy S 4G
    - Vibrant

    D604,305
    - Captivate
    - Continuum
    - Droid Charge
    - Epic 4G
    - Fascinate
    - Galaxy S (i9000)
    - Galaxy S 4G
    - Galaxy S Showcase (i500)
    - Gem
    - Indulge
    - Infuse 4G
    - Mesmerize
    - Vibrant

    iPhone Trade Dress
    - Fascinate
    - Galaxy S (i9000)
    - Galaxy S 4G
    - Galaxy S Showcase (i500)
    - Mesmerize
    - Vibrant

    iPhone 3G Trade Dress
    - Fascinate
    - Galaxy S (i9000)
    - Galaxy S 4G
    - Galaxy S Showcase (i500)
    - Mesmerize
    - Vibrant

    For any that need it, here is the actual court document of the findings by the jury:

    Verdict Form
     

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    Now, the first thing that stuck out to me very fast was the "iPhone Trade Dress".

    So, what is Trade Dress?

    Basically, it's the "image" of a product. I say McDonalds, you think of the double golden arches, red and yellow stripes, etc. It's the defining image of a product. The actual section of law relating to Trade Dress can be found: 15 USC
     
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