No rest for the patent extortionist company. Time to bury the sons of
Apple gets Samsung Galaxy Tab banned in E.U. with moronic ruling
This decision has nothing to do with patents or copyrights. It has nothing
to do with the lawsuits swirling around Android. This particular case was
just about the design, the look of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and that’s it.
Now, I want you to click on this PDF copy of (European] Community design
no. 000181607-000. Now, take a long hard look at it. What do you see?
I’ll tell you what I see, it’s a freaking tablet. Yes, it looks like an
iPad. But, it looks just as much like every tablet that’s ever existed or
ever will exist. It’s a tablet.
Where have I seen this before? Why, I remember! I recall my distant cousin
Nichelle Nichols, that’s Lieutenant Uhura of Star Trek to you, “using” a
tablet on the Enterprise back in 1966. I’m not the only one to have
noticed the Star Trek/Apple iPad connection. Back when Apple introduced
the iPad, actor Brent Spinner, aka Commander Data of Star Trek: The Next
Generation, tweeted, “Didn’t Captain Picard used to play with a pad like
that in his ready room? STAR TREK STRIKES AGAIN!!!” Yes, yes he did.
I didn't think it could get any stupider than the US Patent Office and its
idiot patents. But apparently Europe one-ups the United States in pure
stupidity. Apparently a single judge in a regional court in Germany can
issue an injunction against a corporation for the whole EU without
allowing the corporation to defend themselves, or even informing them that
the action is about to take place. And all this over a "rectangular shaped
tablet with rounded corners." There must be five million examples of prior
art here. How much is Apple investing in the bribing of judges and those
who issue bogus "community designs?"
Apple can go to hell.
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