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    Posted: 24 August 2012 06:22 PM

    New coffee pot underway.  We are now 19 days from September 12.

    I’m looking forward to a new iPad Nano for fun and functionality.  I may be forced into a new iPhone for functionality and PR.  Twist my arm.

    [ Edited: 29 August 2012 02:21 AM by lovemyipad ]      
  • Posted: 24 August 2012 06:41 PM #1

    Verdict just reached in AAPL - Samsung case.

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 06:43 PM #2

    No details on the verdict yet…

    Whoever said the jury would be done on Friday, good call.

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 06:47 PM #3

    AllThingsD has a “watch this space” article ready to go as soon as more details roll in:

    http://allthingsd.com/20120824/apple-samsung-the-verdict-is-in/?mod=atdtweet

    ...and really, with THAT jury verdict form, it’ll probably take half the day to announce it…

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 07:37 PM #4

    This is a quick verdict.  How many questions on the jury form were answered per hour.  Probably not so good for Apple.  We will see.

    EDIT:  happy to be wrong :grinsanta:

    [ Edited: 24 August 2012 08:23 PM by Tetrachloride ]      
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    Posted: 24 August 2012 07:42 PM #5

    Recall that a lot of the “questions” were in grid format.  A big chunk of the form was about applying a patent/design concept/whatever to a bunch of handsets.

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 08:21 PM #6

    Apple prevails, mostly, over Samsung and awarded over $1B in damages. Up strong in AH. Monday looks to be a very good day. Break out the Cristal, single malts, or Laughing Lab Scottish Ale (my favorite) and enjoy the weekend, folks.

         
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    Posted: 24 August 2012 08:25 PM #7

    Time to sell those hedges on Monday.

    The biggest short-term concern for AAPL…is no more.

    It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jsw_r0hILQ&feature=related

    [ Edited: 24 August 2012 08:39 PM by Mav ]

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 08:44 PM #8

    The Golden Age of Rock and Roll

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u89S6L5leGA

    cover version by Def Leppard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4uCEIqMI5M

         
  • Posted: 24 August 2012 08:47 PM #9

    Rest in peace, Steve.

         
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    Posted: 24 August 2012 08:50 PM #10

    Oh, right.  I almost forgot because this relevation is so “old”:

    http://allthingsd.com/20120810/breaking-apple-offered-to-license-its-patents-to-samsung-for-30-per-smartphone-40-per-tablet/

    Seems like a good deal in retrospect.

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 08:59 PM #11

    Mav - 24 August 2012 11:50 PM

    Oh, right.  I almost forgot because this relevation is so “old”:

    http://allthingsd.com/20120810/breaking-apple-offered-to-license-its-patents-to-samsung-for-30-per-smartphone-40-per-tablet/

    Seems like a good deal in retrospect.

    Wouldn’t that have totaled much much more than the $1 billion in damages?

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 09:04 PM #12

    The damages award is really more like the exclamation point.  It was NEVER about the money with Apple (aside from the whole lost sales due to patent infringement/not playing fair/etc. deal). 

    This is about the best possible result for Apple IMHO.  Not a total, overwhelming win, but huge wins where it counted, and Samsung has been branded one heck of an infringer against the backdrop of this nuanced-seeming jury verdict and a federal court that went _completely out of its way_ to be over-fair to Samsung (so good luck with trying to get a mistrial or mess with the jury verdict, Verhoeven and Co.)

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 09:09 PM #13

    Mav - 25 August 2012 12:04 AM

    The damages award is really more like the exclamation point.  It was NEVER about the money with Apple (aside from the whole lost sales due to patent infringement/not playing fair/etc. deal). 

    This is about the best possible result for Apple IMHO.  Not a total, overwhelming win, but huge wins where it counted, and Samsung has been branded one heck of an infringer against the backdrop of this nuanced-seeming jury verdict and a federal court that went _completely out of its way_ to be over-fair to Samsung (so good luck with trying to get a mistrial or mess with the jury verdict, Verhoeven and Co.)

    Your right Mav.

    And I did not realize that the judge still has yet to rule regarding willful damages and injunctions based on the jury result, so it could get worse for Samsung.

    Do you have admin rights to make this a sticky thread?

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 09:16 PM #14

    No, I’m not an admin/mod.  iPad might if she thinks this is a big enough deal.

    (I sure think it is!)

    [ Edited: 24 August 2012 09:20 PM by Mav ]

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    Posted: 24 August 2012 09:22 PM #15

    Oh, and iPad, if you don’t mind:

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