• Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    feanor
    Posts: 104 from 2009/3/20
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    So - Linux can violate anything, anyone else must not, right?



    Again, there is no violation, depending on where you live. With a little google search I found this link: http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_wins_11_new_design_patents

    According to the article:

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    Mac OS X?s Expos? and Stacks features also won two patents, D607,001 and 607,005, originally filed in the third quarter of 2007.



    So, if you're in the USA, yes, Apple can sue you, if you're in the EU or elsewhere, these patents have absolutely NO meaning outside the US. Afaik, there is NO legal standing of cross-border *software* patents.
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