“Apple Inc has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its reversal of a $120 million jury verdict against smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for patent infringement because it said the three-judge panel that made the decision last February violated the U.S. Constitution,” Andrew Chung reports for Reuters.
“The company said the panel used materials that it researched itself and were not part of the trial court record to overturn the infringement verdict,” Chung reports. “This undermined Apple’s Seventh Amendment right to have a jury, and not an appellate court, decide the facts of the case, the company said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple is entirely correct. The appeals court should reverse itself and reinstate the $120 million verdict. The jury has spoken!
The main reason why Samsung et al. were able to sell phones and tablets at all was because they made fake iPhones and fake iPads designed to fool the unwitting (who are now finally waking up in droves, by the way) in much the same way as how Microsoft et al. profited wildly from upside-down and backwards fake Macs at the end of the 20th century. Google, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, et al. are the Microsofts, HPs, Dells, and eMachines of the new century.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.