Skip to comments.Apple vs. Samsung verdict: It doesn't matter
Posted on 08/24/2012 6:39:02 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
The jury in Apple vs. Samsung, doubtlessly eager to be out by the weekend, rushed their way through the approximately 26 pages and 55 questions of their instructions and decided that Samsung did indeed violate some of Apple's patents just over a billion bucks.
Impressive? Not really.
This is not the end. This verdict doesn't even matter in the long run. This was just another clash.
This case was going to be appealed, no matter who won, the second it started. This is just one more encounter on the case's way to the Supreme Court. Samsung has lost this skirmish, but not the war.
Let me refresh your memory. Apple started this by suing Samsung around the world. Samsung has replied in kind. Antarctica may be the only continent where the two aren't locked in battle. The U.S. District Court is just a single battlefield in a much greater war.
In those other battles, Apple and Samsung have both won and lost. South Korea's Seoul Central District Court may have the most representative result. It found both companies guilty.
True, in this one arena, Apple has won big... for now. But, besides being just a single conflict, Samsung's Android buddy, Google is busy asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the import of iPhones, iPads, and Macs for patent violations . That too will end up in court after court after court.
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Yes, billions of dollars were at stake over a rectangle. Oversimplify much?
"Screw you, Apple! I patented this so called pinching gesture first and now I'm going to crush your head with it. Crush, crush crush."
.......I feel that way and I love all my Apple products.
Allowing ordinary people decide such cases makes as much sense as allowing such people to decide medical malpractice cases.
Around two years later the first iPhone came out. It had a better screen and improved operating system. At first the Windows Mobile Operating system had far more applications, but the iPhone eventually eclipsed it. The first iPhones did not have 3g connectivity. Still, the iPhone was an evolutionary improvement over the PPC-6700. They took what the PPC and other smart-phones did and made improvements and marketed them better.
This lawsuit is such a crock. The only thing that it proves is that the jury pool in the USA is made up of easily manipulated fools. The end result will be stifled innovation and higher prices. 12 idiots just stole a billion dollars from Samsung which is one of the most innovative companies in the world and gave it to Apple the largest corporation in the world.
Just another stage in the Kabuki dance up to the USSC. The only money shelled out until that time will be to lawyers.
You cannot patent code; that's for copyright. You can patent the logic flow, the process, and that's what's happened even if you don't realize it.
I don't understand where this communist idea is coming from. Why should the wealth of Apple's labor be redistributed to competitors?
What right do those who won't buy Apple's products have to the way it designed and built them? They have none. That'd be the Obama way, not the capitalist or conservative way.