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This is typical of the trash that so many journalists are spouting about patents. It's wrong. Not because I'm an Apple fan but because they are wrong on the facts. When companies do the hard work to innovate, which undeniably Apple did with the iPhone, they should be able to recoup their investment without knock-offs stealing their market. Clearly Samsung had the technology to create the their current product line before Apple created the iPhone; they didn't. The fact that Samsung makes many of the technical components that make up the iPhone has no relevance to the fact that Apple combined those components in a unique and useful way to make the iPhone. The fact that Samsung then took those same components to rip off the iPhone design makes them even more despicable because they have violated the trust that OEM companies must have in their suppliers. There is nothing worse, in any industry, than a supplier that decides to bypass the OEM and go to market directly. Often, and certainly in this case, the supplier uses the design and market information that they learned from the OEM to undercut the very OEM that was buying the components. The only reason that Samsung is still a supplier to Apple is that their components are necessary for the iPhone, and many of them are protected by Samsung's own patents. If I had the time I would address each of the writer's arguments individually, but unfortunately I'm not a journalist and I have a real job to get back to.