- Mar 28, 2012
- Reaction score
"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. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple's claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer."
I feel that Samsung is simply trying to shift the blame here:
"It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices"
The errors in that statement are obvious. If you can't use someone else's tech then you're forced to create something new. That, in itself, will lead to more choices and innovation. The word "potential" equates to "maybe". And, where there's a "maybe", there's also a "maybe not". I also feel that, if Samsung were so innovative, they wouldn't have felt the need to copy the products of other companies.
This Apple victory may be the best thing that ever happened to Samsung. Now they're free to go and create something new (i.e. innovation, more choices).. that may eventually blow everyone else out of the water. That may never have happened if Apple hadn't won this case.
Just my $0.02