Skip to comments.What Does Apple's Patent Trial Victory Over Samsung Mean To You? Nothing.
Posted on 08/24/2012 6:29:32 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
Apple scored a big victory in its smartphone patent infringement case vs. Samsung late Friday afternoon as a jury awarded the victor $1.05 billion in damages. But does the closely watched verdict mean anything to consumers?
Noat least not for now. Why?
* This case no doubt will be appealed. That means little is likely to change anytime soon, at least until Apple files for injunctions against the Samsung products involved. And those are by no means all of Samsungs products, let alone other Android smartphones.
You wont have to surrender your Samsung smartphones or tablets or worry that some court-induced software update will cause your device to stop working overnight. However, its quite possible an injunction that Apple surely will request could stop further sales of infringing devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S II in the U.S.
* Smartphone makers will find new ways to emulate (if not copy) Apples features. Patent infringements are often worked around by tweaks that are not very onerous for users, even if theyre a costly hassle for the infringer. So one way or another, its hard to imagine that nothing but the iPhone and iPad will have tap-to-bounce-back and pinch-to-zoom, the two features targeted in the case, or something very similar, forever into the future.
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So the Korean court rules that Samsung didn't copy the look and feel of the iPhone, and that Apple infringed on Samsung’s wireless technology, so bans the sales of the iPhone 4 in Korea, while the American jury finds largely for Apple, albeit awarding Apple far less than the $2.5 billion it was demanding.
The US court verdict of course applies only in the US and not to say the UK or China or Korea etc which have their own ongoing court cases. Let the fight (and the appeals) continue.
Whatz it mean to greedy capitalists like me? Money my friends. AAPL
Maybe Olds should have patented the steering wheel, gas pedal, brake pedal, and clutch pedal.
After all, it is a user interface.
Apple SICKENS me.
It’s funny how Freepers are becoming anti-Capitalist. They prefer Asian designed machines to American designed ones.
Wow could you imagine how much the car will cost if we had to pay a royalty.
This is all about China and their Apple manufacturing. They rigged the game to stop production of a successful competitive product in S. Korea. China owns our politicians and court system.
Actually Olds did have patents but the steering wheel idea was taken from sailing ships. Among its earliest known appearances was on race car in 1893; not from Olds. A version also appeared on a mid-19th century steam powered car.
You are arguing Apple's hard work should be taken from them, that the wealth of their creativity should be redistributed to other companies so everyone can have their own knock-off of the original. For the good of all. /s
How very Obama of you.
Modern cars are full of patented technologies. Patents also still expire in a reasonably time frame as the original auto patents have long ago. We already know what cars would cost because we have history to look at.
> You are arguing Apple’s hard work should be taken from them
Not at all.
In my opinion, which isn’t worth anything really except to me, their interface isn’t particularly innovative enough to warrant the kind of protection they are seeking. The interface is rather intuitive, which is what I meant by the steering wheel and gas pedal.
Apple tried suing Microsoft for the Windows interface, the idea for which they both got from Xerox. If anybody should sue for the windows interface, it should be Xerox.
Apple isn’t as whiz-bang creative as people think.
The greatest expression of their creativity is in their advertising.
But that’s just my opinion. I’m not likely to persuade you, and you are unlikely to persuade me.
> This is all about China and their Apple manufacturing. They
> rigged the game to stop production of a successful
> competitive product in S. Korea. China owns our politicians
> and court system.
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