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    IT "News" From 2001: LG Demonstrates Wireless Linux Web Pad At CeBIT [Called It iPAD]

    Link: LG demonstrates wireless Linux Web pad at CeBIT - News - Linux for Devices

    This would seem to pre-date anything called iPad from apple by around 8 - 9 years?

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    I wonder if Apples legal department know of this?
    Maybe the registered the Trade mark before the Koreans thought to!
    Either way, it adds perspective to the Apple v Samsung argument me thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    This would seem to pre-date anything called iPad from Apple by around 8-9 years?
    Apple had been working on the iPad since at least 2002 (if not before), although obviously it wasn't called the iPad back then.



    Last edited by Arthur; 1st September 2012 at 12:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    I wonder if Apples legal department know of this?
    Maybe the registered the Trade mark before the Koreans thought to!
    Either way, it adds perspective to the Apple v Samsung argument me thinks.
    Their is more than enough prior art to stomp out almost all of their claims, they could not even come up with their own name for their OS and had to licence iOS off Cisco along with 'iPhone'.

    Apple is a packaging company, its like giving a florest credit for designing and creating every flour they use from scratch. Problem is the patent system is broken beyond belief and people are far to blinded to the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Their is more than enough prior art to stomp out almost all of their claims
    Indeed.



    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    it's like giving a florist credit for designing and creating every flower they use from scratch.
    Would you give supermarkets credit, despite not being responsible for the production of the most of items they sell? Walmart and Tesco didn't become two of the largest retailers in the world by simply putting other peoples stuff on shelves. There's more to it than that!

    Apple is a packaging company
    So are Dell, HP, Sony, Acer, Toshiba etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 1st September 2012 at 03:19 PM. Reason: Oops, edit rather than reply under mobile theme, sorry, restored.

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    Oops, the buttons are quite small on the mobile theme and I mistakenly hit edit instead of reply, fixed now. This is what I was meaning to say.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Would you give supermarkets credit, despite not being responsible for the production of the most of items they sell? Walmart and Tesco didn't become two of the largest retailers in the world by simply putting other peoples stuff on shelves. There's more to it than that!
    Some of them do have their own internal brands but effectively they just stock other people's stuff if you discount the bakery etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post

    So are Dell, HP, Sony, Acer, Toshiba etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
    Agreed, most of them don't suffer from the same delusions of grandure though with the noteable exception of Sony.

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