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Braun Vs. Apple [Pics]

Hits: 20112 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: littlemissqt
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Azaram
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 130 Posts
Thursday, September 06, 2012 7:52:47 AM
"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas." -- Steve Jobs, Triumph of the Nerds (1996)

"...until it means we can sue someone and make money off it." -- Apple now.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 3:14:07 PM
I think braun should sue, this is a clear case

AltairWolfe
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 20 Posts
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 2:50:45 PM
I think it's "supposed" to be sarcasm, so don't take it so literally. Apple seems to want to sue anybody that dares even look similar to one of their own products. See HERE for a look at the reality of the ridiculous suit. I'm even more less likely to buy an Apple product now. I hope this wasn't Steve's intended legacy... see video clip from link above.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 7:51:51 AM
I agree - of the above, only the iPod, and possibly the orange "=" key on the calculator, bears any similarity to the item it's compared with. And even those have significant functional differences.

jacos27
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 245 Posts
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 6:20:21 AM
Ok, here's my two cents....

aside from the ipod, all the product comparisons are of two products with two completely different purposes. Secondly, those Braun products are decades old. The patents are up and therefore designs and specs can both be copied without any legal issues.

The thing with Samsung was that Apple's patents were not up during Samsung's copying.

CodeJockey
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 4307 Posts
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 1:27:56 AM
"Somehow people believe judges and juries all over the world were fighting over who owns a patent for rectangles."
No, no no. Rectangles with rounded edges. And button color. That makes all the difference on the rounded rectangles.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33697 Posts
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 1:10:09 AM

Nice spam, JXS.
At least it's differant from the chinese girlfriend purchase site.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 12:54:49 AM
jamie76, another lost soul to the Samsung lawyer's rhetoric. Somehow people believe judges and juries all over the world were fighting over who owns a patent for rectangles.

Andicicle
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 458 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 11:24:30 PM
I have to agree with Jamie76. Not to mention maltreatment of their labor force, and no competition in manufacturing, which stifles innovation. Apple needs to grow up or die off.

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:40:42 PM
Braun should sue the fu*k out of apple.

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11191 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:37:10 PM
Oh but Apple doesn't copy anyone and can do no wrong.

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1804 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:10:04 PM
I agree that some of the comparisons are a stretch. Really, the grill on a radio that most radios of that area used? And the calculator? I also note the glaring distinction that none of the products you compare were competing with each other for market share. AND, even if Braun had design patents, they would have expired by the time Apple possibly paid homage to them. There's nothing wrong with admiring design and putting your spin on it. It's when you materially copy every key aspect of it for the expressed purpose to steal customers away from the competition.

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2282 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 8:33:54 PM
Apple claimed they invented the rectangle...yep. At this point only a true moron would buy anything that POS company steals and then calls their own.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 11744 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 8:32:22 PM
Patent law is no different from any other tort law. The facts don't matter; the law doesn't matter; who had the best lawyers matters.

Zed68
Male, 40-49, Europe
 667 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 7:51:50 PM
Apple... expensive old things for people too young to remember !

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3349 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 7:20:47 PM
I love trying to explain sh*t like this to Apple fanboys who insist that Steve Jobs was a god. The majority of Apple products/features come from stolen ideas. Steve Jobs even admitted it, almost bragging about it in a 1996 documentary called "Triumph of the Nerds"

frenchroast
Male, 30-39, Canada
 385 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:47:10 PM
Not only are the designs similar, but their pricing structure for parts is astonishingly aligned. Braun charges $70 for a new foil for my shaver.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:31:08 PM
@Mikeoxsbiggg: did they patent it too before Apple? Otherwise not much of a case.

On the other hand, what a douche behaviour that of Apple's.

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:11:17 PM
This is stupid. The only interesting thing I see is "T1000". Maybe the producers of Terminator 2 also stole from Braun

nokrull
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 23 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:10:33 PM
they are reaching on some of those comparisons

Mikeoxsbiggg
Male, 30-39, Canada
 957 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:09:37 PM
They are being sued by a knockoff company that stole the iphone 5 and released it BEFORE Apple in China.
Karma's a bitch Apple.

littlemissqt
Female, 18-29, Western US
 123 Posts
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:03:21 PM
Link: Braun Vs. Apple [Pics] [Rate Link] - Let's see Apple go back in time and sue Braun.


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