Swiss Railways to burn Apple with legal complaint on a patented clock design
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 21, 2012, 2:52 AM
It has been patented, but a license to use the design was sold to the Swiss clock maker Mondaine for its piece of art wristwatches.
It was noticed, however, that the same clock design is being used in Apple's Clock app for the iPad that came along with iOS 6 yesterday, and it's as if Apple just erased the Mondaine branding, that's how similar the designs look.
SBB said it is preparing the paperwork to file a legal complaint against the use of its patented clock design, although it is pleased that Apple has found it interesting enough to use as the default clock in its iOS 6 iPad app. Oh, the joyful litigious times we live in.
Another let down Apple!!! You just ruined my childhood once again :(
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 3:08 AM 17
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Rotten Apple started the lawsuits and now the World companies are reviewing their patents and slam on rotten Apple. Swiss must ask for $1 billion.
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 5:22 AM 9
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I'm getting more and more concerned about such patent wars. If I ever get chance to design a phone/tablet I wonder how much efforts will it take just to find if it violates any patent? I mean, C'mon there are millions of patents from trivial things to huge inventions...
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 3:10 AM 8
Worry not. As soon as Apple gets sued over and over and over again over anything they can possibly get sued on - as a justifiable revenge for banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Nexus - they will stop bulling the entire consumer electronics industry - and everyone will probably forget about this whole ugly patent suing business.
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 4:31 AM 5
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No! It's a different design... if you look closely the needles on iOS clock is shorter than SBB clock... LOL :p
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 3:10 AM 9
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Stop it guys.. Everyone knows Steve Jobs invented the clock. This company clearly stole this from Apple.
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 4:45 AM 8
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Wow Apple, you guys copy so much, losers. *scoff* In all seriousness though, I'm tired of Apple's hypocrisy. Playing the victim like they were cheated out of sales because people were copying them with their rounded corners and centered displays! That's just stupid.
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 6:21 AM 2
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Apple will claim they didn't taper the hands in the same way, so it isn't a copy. Uh-huh.
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 7:35 AM 1
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Its getting out of hand. They should just throw out all stupid patent cases. Stop wasting tax payer money for your petty battles and return all money from frivalous cases. In fact they should tally up the cost of all these cases and make the companies pay the government double in fines. That would make them think twice about suing each other.
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 9:20 AM 0
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The arms are: Shorter at the ticks Same width all the way The minute ticks are: Longer Thinner The hour ticks are: Shorter Fatter Its a clock ... there is only so much you can do. I think the "complaint" is silly. With that being said, why Apply just did not keep their now old design is beyond me.
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 10:20 AM 0
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Let's look at the Galaxy S. Its bigger overall, with a completely different aspect ratio. It fields a different number of icons. It has widgets, and can be configured however you like. It has a number of capacitive buttons at the bottom. In every possible way, this clock is more of a copy of the Swiss clock than the GS series is a copy of the iPhone. Apple should have no issue being held to the same standards as they hold others.
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 2:20 PM 2
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