Unless you’ve been living under a mountain, you know all about the Apple vs Samsung patent trial that’s been going on in the US and abroad. And while Samsung basically walked out with a victory in its hometown of Korea against Apple(iPhone 4 and iPad 2 banned as well as some Samsung devices but Samsung can easily remedy with a simple work around. Apple cannot), Apple had the FULL HOMETOWN ADVANTAGE here in the US. From the beginning, the vast majority had painted Samsung as the criminal and Apple as the innocent victim. And it worked. Royally. While Apple was found NOT to infringe on any of Samsung’s patents, Samsung was found guilty on almost all accounts and ordered to pay a hefty billion dollar fine(Not so hefty to a heavy weight like Samsung though). Here’s what Apple won in court today:
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In a feat of Olympian hypocrisy, Fox News has filed a lawsuit against Robin Carnahan, the Democratic candidate for senate in Missouri. The network that regularly rails against the excess of litigiousness in American society, is alleging that Carnahan’s ad infringes on their proprietary property.
The ad in question has been temporarily removed from Carnahan’s web site, and YouTube as well, but you can still view it here. The offending content was a clip of Carnahan’s opponent, Roy Blunt, in a 2006 interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Wallace is seen asking whether Blunt is the right man to “clean up the House” given his financial ties to convicted felon Jack Abramoff, and his efforts on behalf of the tobacco industry despite his romantic relationship with a tobacco lobbyist.