yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Windows Azure
Why VDI?
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Samsung Damages Trimmed; Tab Decision Questionable
Depending on how extensive Apple’s claims are there could be a hearing September 20 on injunctions

The Apple-Samsung jury didn't leave after it decided the closely watched case Friday.

It was asked to reconsider a couple of the hundreds of decisions it made filling out the 20-page verdict form.

After Judge Lucy Koh and Samsung's lawyers looked the form over they found the jury found the Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE didn't infringe, but awarded damages.

On one claim the jury also found Apple's three utility patents weren't infringed but that parent company Samsung had induced its subsidiaries to infringe, a verdict that wasn't possible according to the judge's jury instructions. Elsewhere Samsung was held to infringe the patents.

The jury returned to the jury room and a while later came back with a revised verdict that threw out the inducement and changed total damages from $1,051,855,000 to $1,049,343,540. Apple is going to want a trebling.

More importantly, it's unclear how the Galaxy Tab 1.0, already under preliminary injunction issued by Koh a couple of months ago because she found it "virtually identical" to the iPad, managed to avoid an infringement finding on Apple's design patent.

Apple immediately appealed and Judge Koh may change that part of the verdict under her Rule 50 rights to direct a verdict.

Samsung asked the court to dissolve the tablet injunction Sunday despite the fact that the jury found it infringed some Apple software patents that it could design around. Samsung wants damages from Apple for the wrongful imposition of the injunction.

Juror Manuel Ilagan told inquiring press in a post-verdict interview that since Apple hadn't patented the so-called trade dress, the jury didn't want to play Patent and Trademark Office. The jury may have been confused about the meaning of "unregistered trade dress."

Fortune, which also scratched its head over that part of the verdict, says the federal code on trademarks, repeated in Koh's instructions, says it's illegal to copy the design of a famous product and so a famous product like iPad doesn't need to be registered with the PTO to be protected from infringement. Maybe the jury didn't think the iPad was famous.

Ilagan told Cnet:

"We were debating the unregistered trade dress claims. That took a while because some of the guys wanted to give [Apple] protection to round corners, the icons, and rectangles, but they were not registered. So, some of the jurors said ‘Why are we playing patent office? We're not the patent office. It's not even registered.' And some of the jurors, when you look at the combination of those features, said it looks like an Apple. But we didn't want to shut out Samsung from the market because we thought ‘OK, well, if Apple had tried to get a patent for all that stuff and didn't now they wanted us to be the ones to get it for them.' We didn't want to do that."

Depending on how extensive Apple's claims are there could be a hearing September 20 on injunctions.

About Maureen O'Gara
Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at) or paperboy(at), and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just ...
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit f...
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that delive...
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In...
Serveless Architectures brings the ability to independently scale, deploy and heal based on workloads and move away from monolithic designs. From the front-end, middle-ware and back-end layers, serverless workloads potentially have a larger security risk surface due to the many m...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
Most Read This Week