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Apple bears down on iMac knockoffs

Apple's lawsuits are reminiscent of the seminal "look-and-feel" fight more than ten years ago, but this time, history may not repeat itself.

 

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Apple's lawsuits are reminiscent of the seminal "look-and-feel" fight more than ten years ago, but this time, history may not repeat itself.

"The appearance of the iMac is readily identifiable [which] puts them in a good position going forward."

- Ian Ballon, an intellectual property attorney at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

 


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