In this highly bloodthirsty tech world accusing one another for some or the other reason has begun to be seen as an obligatory asset. Recently Apple’s win over Samsung has made discussions moving all over. Apple charged this highly popular smartphone giant of 28 patents which include replication of their technology and banning the sale of their latest smartphone Galaxy SIII. On which the US court has shown a green signal making things difficult but not impossible for this subjected robber.
After the long awaited win, Apple’s one year old CEO, Tim Cook issued a memo talking about the obvious course of the verdict.
Tim mentioned that Apple didn't want to go to trial and only ended up there after "repeatedly asking Samsung to stop copying our work."
Have a look at the complete memo here:
Today was an important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere.
Many of you have been closely following the trial against Samsung in San Jose for the past few weeks. We chose legal action very reluctantly and only after repeatedly asking Samsung to stop copying our work. For us this lawsuit has always been about something much more important than patents or money. It’s about values. We value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. And we do this to delight our customers, not for competitors to flagrantly copy.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the jury who invested their time in listening to our story. We were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than we knew.
The jury has now spoken. We applaud them for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.
I am very proud of the work that each of you do.
Today, values have won and I hope the whole world listens.
The question that arises here is that- Does Apple only look at Samsung as an arch rival and not Google?
On June 6, 2012, Apple brought a motion, in its second California litigation against Samsung, "to supplement the record regarding Samsung's Galaxy S III product". Apple formally asks the court for permission to add the S III as another product targeted by Apple'smotion for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, a smartphone Samsung co-developed with Google. The complaint was filed in a California court and posted online by patent law blogger Florian Muller.
The blog further reads that Apple is on the offensive against Android. In June it also filed an ITC complaint requesting an immediate import ban of 29 allegedly-infringing HTC devices. There's an important overlap: the "data tapping" patent that Apple is seeking to enforce against HTC's current generation of products is one of two patents Apple is using against the S III.
Apple purchased the S III in the United Kingdom, where Samsung launched it on May 29. The U.S. launch date was June 21 -- precisely two weeks after the preliminary injunction hearing.
Apple's motion notes that "[a]ccording to press reports, Samsung has already sold over nine million preorders of the Galaxy S III; indeed, the Galaxy S III has been reported to be the most extensively preordered piece of consumer electronics in history."
Samsung Electronics Co. may need to delay introducing new mobile devices so it can make design changes after a U.S. jury ruled that the world’s top maker of smartphones infringed Apple Inc. patents.
Apple’s $1 billion win may also halt U.S. sales of Samsung’s mobile products. The companies return to court next month for a hearing on Apple’s request for a permanent ban on devices including Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung domed to the top of a global smartphone market valued at $219 billion by Bloomberg Industries by introducing a variety of Galaxy models using Google Inc.’s Android software and gaining share over Apple’s more-limited product range. The Suwon, South Korea-based company may have to rush to change products under development, leading to delays as it seeks to widen its lead.
Data sourced from BusinessInsider and Mashable.com