Well, it looks like Samsung lost most of what must have been one of the most popular trials ever. And while I’m a big fan of what Apple does and the fact that I’m happy they didn’t lose this case, I’m not exactly sure if I like that they came out as the winner.
The one thing that really struck me though was the statement that Samsung released after the news broke.
Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices.
I’m not exactly sure if Samsung get’s the irony in this statement. If evidence like this “We should make it more like the iPhone” document and the historical timeline pops up, it’s hard to believe that Samsung released a statement saying that the consumer will have less choice…
Dear Samsung, you were just found guilty of “copying a competitor’s product“. How’s that supposed to offer “more choice” to any consumer. The consumer will get the choice of buying an iPhone or something that looks like an iPhone. The funny thing is that before you started “copying” what Apple did, you had a much more diverse range of products and the consumer had in fact more to choose from.
I’m not sure what will be next but I wouldn’t mind if Samsung went to rethinking their products and tried to kick some ass. I’m pretty sure that if any company out there has got the skills to do it, it’s probably Samsung.
Yes, I am aware that Samsung was not found guilty of ‘copying‘ but on infringing specific design patterns (that are very questionable in the first place). However if you take a step back from the legal specifications here, you can’t deny what has been said here.