Apple fails to win a ban on the Motorola GLEAM in Germany
1. putes (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
It is about time the judges got smart about the validity of many of the patents from Apple.
3. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Steve Jobs or Tim Cook, Apple will be Apple!
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6. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
amazed to see that there are still judges with commonsense left in germany.
7. Carlitos (Posts: 501; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Great at least there is a judge out there with common sense. Apple has been suing non-stop and the only big manufacturer able to block off most of them is Motorola, no wonder google bought them they have so many patents.
8. andro. (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
If Apple thinks their products are so good and claim to its ifans that its idevices change the world then why is it so afraid about competitors?! Surely the easiest thing to do is when companies currently have better products and a more popular os than theirs that Apple would seek to innovate and enhance their own products to stay ahead but instead apple try to relentlessly and pathetically sue or ban its competitors for ridiculous claims and re-release pretty much the same product year after year just with an $ added to its name. Ultimately its the ifans are too blame for all this for buying into apples pr advertising and continually drooling money buying apple products over and over again.
9. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 584; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
WHAT?????? also the RGB LED Notification lights??? WTF!!!!! every phone needs that APPLE... i also remembered SE's clamshell phone like the motorola gleam...
10. roscuthiii (Posts: 2207; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I can't believe some of the bulls**t patent offices allow. I wonder what's cheaper overall in the long run: hiring an independent 3rd party reviewer to toss out invalid patents, and maybe a few performance evaluations for patent clerks, or continue paying the lawyers' fees and court costs of litigation?
"Computing Device with dynamic ornamental appearance."
"Active enclosure for computing device."
15. roscuthiii (Posts: 2207; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
And, because I don't believe in just beating a dead horse, but doing horribly unspeakable things to the carcass as well... I had a phone on Verizon, the Verizon CDM-8940 (on page 5 of Verizon's discontinued list of phones) that had a little circle around the music controls just below the exterior display that would light up different blinking colors when the phone rang or messages were received. No real purpose than to be pretty. (I think it even did it when music was played, but I could be wrong about that since it's been a while.)
How was that not dynamic ornamental appearance?
How about any gaming rig with lights that are just for show? Was that not dynamic ornamental appearance on a computing device?!
11. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
it's the apple and patent office scandal..
don't worry, we'll see some leaked "love" tapes in a few months time..
if apple doesn't behave like a rich, spoilt brat, i think i wouldn't hate its business practice so much.. they have quite good products, too bad they are delusional and scared to death of losing in battle.. what a whimp..
12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3615; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I guess 'Apple' is not the sweetest fruit after all.
13. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
That's a good looking phone... when are we going to get some decent non-smartphones in the U.S. again???
14. roscuthiii (Posts: 2207; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Actually, yeah you're right. That is a pretty nice looking regular old phone. Seems to bear some of the last vestiges of the original Razr.
If it weren't for my grandfathered unlimited data plan I'd consider dropping my smartphone and getting a phone like this & a tablet with a data plan instead.