People can complain about the European patent system but they do a lot of things better than the USA: - Actually doing due diligence on first-discovery vs. the nonsensical "first to file"
How does that statement make any sense in light of this situation? The court is throwing out the patent because it can be proven that Apple has "first-discovery" before they "filed". In other words, they're fully acknowledging that the invention is novel and Apple is first, but---oops!---they filled out the paperwork in the wrong order. That doesn't sound like a "better" patent system to me, just stereotypical German.