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Not injunctions -- damages
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, August 06 2012 @ 02:36 PM EDT
But you have hit on the exact reason why Apple wants FRAND patents to be worth less, only half a penny per patent per unit, while design patents like the rectangle it values at $24 per unit.

If that comes to pass I'd find it highly offensive. I'm sure that the design effort behind the technology far outstrips the industrial/graphic design effort by a fair number of orders of magnitude.

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Not injunctions -- damages
Authored by: DannyB on Tuesday, August 07 2012 @ 01:42 PM EDT
Here is my Solomon like solution. (Only half seriously.)

An injunction on both companies' phone and tablet products.

Now one of two things would happen.

They would both quickly settle. (Oh, and did I mention quickly!)

Alternately, Apple would go out of business, and Samsung would eventually be
able to sell phones and tablets again. Samsung might be hurt badly, but it
makes a lot of things (dishwashers, aircraft jet engines, consumer electronics,
gantry cranes, just to name a few).

IMO, a significant driver of Mac adoption is developers who want to develop for
iOS (eg, iPhone). You must have a Mac. If the 2nd alternate in my solomonic
solution were to come true, I would expect Mac sales to be reduced.

I seem to recall a patent dispute between Intel and Motorola way back in the
day. (But I've never been able to find it -- about 1988 ish?) The judge
granted both companies' injunctions and they settled the very next day.


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