Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed corporate Apple employees tonight after the massive win from their patent litigation against Samsung. The email, republished by 9to5Mac, is quoted 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.
Copy smart defend smarter......Apple is both and Samsung is just the first. See what Steve Job did for a decade to bring the new innovation available currently to us, in his own words. I rest my case...
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2012Remember Microsoft, RIM and Nokia? Apple will certainly join them someday. Lots of people are ... moreFor the time being it leads lots of $$$ in my pocket with the stock at $ 675 in after market and Monday morning we'll see some more...
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2012Success is measured in $$$$ Not cheap talkRemember Microsoft, RIM and Nokia? Apple will certainly join them someday. Lots of people are already aware of Apple's unacceptable behavior and this will lead to its downfall.
Parker., 25 Aug 2012Very good idea.
Just keep talking and the massive amount of hot air you creating will create ... moreYou have already been deleted today on your crystal balls, you deserve no answers, you come on this forum only to troll and you have been destroyed
if new iphone release. my 4s its like a year old outdated device and starting its battery to be abnormal! its mean, i need to buy new iphone. but im bored now in iphones since i use 3gs in 2009! i planing to buy note 2 or new iphone. my son broke my 3gs but still working like a dead unuseful one the touchscreen is not function! very sad! lost $615. HAHA!
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2012Go and fly a kiteVery good idea.
Just keep talking and the massive amount of hot air you creating will create some very powerful thermal currents and you could probably fly a horse with no wings attached.
And I've seen enough thermal currents from you to know that when you ignore a question and start being insulting or threatening you know the only answer you could give would make Apple look bad.
So again I'll ask What's your opinion on Apple not having a Street View?
"If Apple patents are upheld long-term, it will force the industry toward innovation and differentiation," says Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg. "That's not a bad thing for the market and for consumers."
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Anonymous, 25 Aug 2012Sumsung plastic copies are indeed plastic copiesSay thankyou for the page full of Plastic Copies I gave you to copy-paste for your statements...
And I'll ask the question again, What is your opinion on Apple not including a Street View?
Does not having it make it better than Google Maps like you seem to believe?
And just remember Apple was convicted for Patent infringement for all of their phones in South Korea where it was only a few for Samsung.
Regarding damages, the jury finds that Apple should be awarded $1,051,855,000 in damages for willfully violating Apple's patents and trade dress.
Next up are Samsung's claims against Apple.
The jury has found for Apple regarding its alleged infringement of Samsung's utility patents on every claim, however Apple did not prove they were invalid. The jury did not award Samsung any damages.
Finally, Apple did not prove that Samsung violated antitrust obligations regarding its FRAND patents.
Apple did prove that Samsung is barred from enforcing its '516 and '941 patents.
Samsung has lost on almost every significant count.
So far, the jury has found largely favor of Apple in the Apple vs. Samsung trial after three days of deliberations.
On the first claim, regarding the '381 "bounce back" patent, the jury finds Samsung guilty on all counts. Samsung infringed on Apple's patent on a wide variety of products.
On Apple's "pinch and zoom" '915 patent, the jury found that Samsung infringed on all but three products.
For the "double-tap to zoom" '163 patent, the jury found that Samsung infringed on a wide number of products, but not all.
The jury found that Samsung took actions that it knew or should have known were infringing across the '381, '915, and '163 patents on most, though not on all, counts.
For the '677 patent, covering Apple's trade dress registration of the look of the front of the iPhone, the jury found that Samsung did infringe on most devices, but again, not all.
For the D'087 patent, covering Apple's trade dress registration of the look of the back of the iPhone, the jury found that Samsung did infringe on some devices, but not all.
For the '305 patent, covering the trade dress registration of the iPhone's home screen, the jury found that Samsung infringed across most devices.
For the D'889 patent, covering the trade dress registration of the iPad's appearance, the jury found that Samsung's tablets do not infringe -- one of the first victories for Samsung.
On the question of whether Samsung Korea knew or should have known it was inducing US subsidiaries to infringe on the D'677, D'087, D'305 and/or D'889 patents, the jury found in favor of Apple across a wide number of phones and patents, though not on the '889 patent regarding the iPad. These two questions are significant for Apple to receive damages.
On the question of whether Samsung's infringement was willful, the jury again found for Apple on a number of patents and devices.
Finally, the jury ruled that all of Apple's patents are valid.
Apple stock up to $ 675 as a result of winning in Federal Court,
And I am making LOTS of $$$
Patents are valid and sumsung infriinged most of them: