Apple and Samsung Respond to the $1 Billion Patent Verdict

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    NYTimes reports on the responses from Apple and Samsung about today's patent verdict which found largely in favor of Apple and resulted in an over $1 billion verdict against Samsung.

    Apple's spokesperson Katie Cotton:
    Samsung issued this statement:
    The jury found that Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion in damages for willfully infringing on Apple's intellectual property.

    Article Link: Apple and Samsung Respond to the $1 Billion Patent Verdict
     
  2. moabal, Aug 24, 2012
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    Team Samsung for the sake of consumers. I could care less who copied who. I don't want these lawsuits to go out of control!

    Apple Wins - Apple's Lawyers Win, More Lawsuits, Consumers will eventually lose with less smartphone choices in the market.
    Samsung Wins - Apple's Lawyers Lose, Consumers can continue to have the status quo, Apple still is wining regardless.

    Everyone copies each other. There patents for some things are unwarranted. This case should have been dismissed entirely.
     
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    Yep. I agree with Samsung. Apple is being a straight bully.
     
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    Glad to see Samsung will really be innovating now. I'd like to see an entire package of innovation, not certain leaps made possible by the copying of other components they saw as unimportant.
     
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    I love Apple

    but as a self-interested consumer

    I think we benefit from this stealing, copying etc.
    Instead, the lawyers are the big winners.

    Apple could still dominate and crush samsung without winning the court battle
    Put those time, dollars, and values into defeating everyone even further

    ^Spoken as a selfish new iphone buyer Sept 21 (expected)
     
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    "We've filed for over 200 new patents for the iPhone and we intend to protect them." -Steve Jobs, 2007

    Sounds like Steve would've let this happen.
     
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    Although I do believe a few of Apple's patent claims were valid, the rest were just BS and completely unwarranted Seriously, a patent on a rectangle? Come on.
     
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    Cant wait to see what Microsoft will come up with...what? wait? their not in this fight?
     
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    This further solidifies why I'll be purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Nexus as my next mobile device of choice.

    Copyright law needs to be radically changed to favor the consumer, otherwise we'll be subject to a complete lack of innovation and a technological regression for all society.
     
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    I'm very curious to see Apple's stock tomorrow.
     
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    What is a straight bully?
     
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    Mal

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    Just proves you didn't actually even read the patent claims.

    This is completely expected, but I expect this decision will stand, at least in part.

    jW
     
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    Oh man,even in the tech world there's drama
     
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    Buy VERY early. :apple:
     
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    so you are going to go for a lesser phone just to spite a company that doesn't affect your life?
     
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    Learn to license perhaps? That, and come up with original concepts otherwise. Simple resolution.
     
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    I'm all for competition, but what did Samsung innovate? Obviously they get a lot of their ideas from Apple. It's just so obvious. They're not discrete at all.
     
  18. sazivad, Aug 24, 2012
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    This doesn't make sense to me. Because companies like Samsung and Google cannot use these patents, will it not lead to more innovation, and more choices?

    Will this not force these companies to find different ways of implementing the general concepts that Apple's specific patents cover?

    These people say it well:
     
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    I hear those Saturday's are huge trading days. :D

    It was up big in after hours though, so one would expect Monday to see it up.
     
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    More Inovation

    If anything this is going to create more innovation and is a win for consumers. Just goes to show Samsung doesn't know what it means to innovate. They are probably going "Oh no! Now we have to innovate by thinking of our OWN ideas??? What has the world come to??"

    What put me on Apple's side was the Samsung document which outlined all the features that are "better" on iPhone and then described how they must try to implement those features into the Galaxy S.
     
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    Yes. Even as I write this on my iPhone 4S. This is completely ridiculous. Besides, Jelly Bean does look pretty impressive.
     
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    They were accused of copying, which is by definition the complete lack of innovation.

    You can still buy wicked cool smart phones, just not Samsungs copy
     
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    How could copying lead to more choices and further innovation?
     
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    Did Apple get their marketing team to write that statement?
     
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