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August 24, 2012 / becca shayne

Apple Wins Again, and rightfully so!

Good Design wins every time! (Good design doesn’t mean pretty. It means well thought about.) Please, if you haven’t, read the biography of Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson. Then go reread Dieter Rams’ Ten Principals of Good Design. Every designer should have the knowledge from these two icons in his or her personal brain arsenal.

New York Times published this article earlier today. This is a great win for Apple, and I am happy to learn that other people still value original ideas and intellectual property. I would like to pull out a few quotes, but please go read the whole article; it’s quite interesting.

In a statement, Katie Cotton, an Apple spokeswoman, applauded the court for sending a “clear message that stealing isn’t right.” […] “We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy,” she said.
Samsung had asked for more than $422 million from Apple, contending it had violated Samsung’s patents, but got nothing.
The verdict could also bolster Apple’s legal attacks on Android devices from other companies and deter them from incorporating iPhone-like features in their products.”It’s going to make it very difficult for not only Samsung, but for other companies to mimic the Apple products,” said Robert Barr, executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Read the rest of the article here

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