And the real winners here are Samsung, Apple and their lawyers:
The amount of media coverage that these cases have received has seemingly polarised the mobile phone consumers to forming "fan bases" arguing who is right or wrong which is free promotion for the two companies and creates a loyalty of sorts.
The lawyers get paid an enormous amount for their services and being involved in such a high profile case will only increase demand for their services.
The real losers in this court case are the consumers, the consumers are lumped with the costs of the court case through increased costs of buying these handsets. Furthermore the "fans" and loyalty created from this court case serves to "limit" the choice that the consumer will choose from which again drives up the demand and will support higher prices, the higher prices will then form a new price point for flagship phones which other companies like LG, Sony, HTC.... et al will adopt to keep abreast with the "premium" offerings from Samsung and Apple.
So guys remember while you are arguing who is wrong or right, unless you are shareholders, paid trolls or in any way financially linked to either of the companies or the lawyers you are the loser (this is assuming you buy smartphones).
Virtruvian, 04 May 2014Lol.
You mad? I would be too if my favorite company just got exposed for the frauds they a... moreYou mean the mind of a blind stupidity :)
I'm not a fanboy, but i can't stand people commenting without even thinking a minimum. Samsung isn't my company but if you look at all trials of Apple vs Samsung, whereas it should be Apple vs RestOfTheWorld, you would see that Apple is claiming they invented hot water. But no, you don't.
I don't care about metal on phones, i already said several times that it makes phones heavier and not comfortable once cpu is heavily working, or too cold during winter. Not even talking about scratches or hit marks. But keep your metal buddies with you, it's your opinion and i got mine.
This is going to go back and forth for ages. Lawyers are going to use this patent infringement as their bread and butter.
Cicquerette, 04 May 2014There's a disclaimer here that you have to use common sense. Are you still living in 2009? Don... moreWhat are you on about? Samsung washing machines are all the rage in the US.
Anonymous, 04 May 2014is it true that Tim Cook invented the Wheel?Tim Cook is a prophet of the lord
Anonymous, 04 May 2014Get your head out of your a** :
what phone/tablet doesn't use swipe to unlock feature nowad... moreLol.
You mad? I would be too if my favorite company just got exposed for the frauds they are,
Remember when Samsung USED to make metal flagship devices?
The mind of a Samsung fanboy...so easily manipulated. Lol
Anonymous, 04 May 2014is it true that Tim Cook invented the Wheel?No Steve Jobs thought he invented the wheel and everything else. Im actually so sick of the Apple vs Samsung phone thing. They have both become stale. Phones with no character or soul.
Fix the american justice system.
Slide to unlock had previous art.
Aplle could get some level of protection for the way they used it, with a predefined path inside a regtangular. Put not an actual patent. And it would not take much in terms of changing the design to get past that. And it certainly can not result in multi millon dollars of fine. And they could not do anything, if samsung updated all their devices with tha tkind of unlocking geasture, for one that does not have the guiding lines.
Actually SonyEricsson also had slide to unlock, with pre defined path inside a rectangular. Apple didnt take them on. Probably because Ericsson holds a lot of patents for the base technology of mobiles, and Apple is known for infringing on those and not willing to pay. Nokia vs. Apple, Motorola vs. Apple.
Peters Koppy, 04 May 2014Sammy ready to counter-sue Apple when they launch 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone 6. Because... moreLol. Only brainwashed samsung fanboys think Samsung came up with phones over 4 inches. Stop drinking the billion dollar marketing kool aid.
Sammy ready to counter-sue Apple when they launch 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone 6.
Because Sammy has already patented the display size anything bigger than 4".
This time Apple needs to pay Sammy a lot of money!
Virtruvian, 04 May 2014How embarrassing for an "innovator" such as Samsung to lack any sort of creativity t... moreDon't just talk about plastic, talk about the useless restrictions of the iphone. Samsung phones are far much better than crap expensive aluminian iphones
Anonymous, 04 May 2014is it true that Tim Cook invented the Wheel?No. I thought the fanboys here said Samsung invented the wheel. Apparently they invented large screen phones too.
Anonymous, 04 May 2014read again and try to understand what those patents are all about and stop exaggerat the matte... moreIf that were true, then even at least the Korean court would have agreed with you.
Fact: Apple whacked Samsung in Japan, USA and Korea.
Dunno about you, but logic dictates that the conclusion is simply that Samsung is guilty. LOL
Peters Koppy, 04 May 2014$119 millions is nothing for Sammy. Unless $119 billions.
That's good. We prefer most Samsung fanboys to think this way.
Oo also, just a hint, don't take business as a course, maybe try something in the creative field lol.
$119 millions is nothing for Sammy. Unless $119 billions.
django, 04 May 2014agree with you.. HTC and Nokia agreed and assured apple that they wont copy Apple. But i... moreread again and try to understand what those patents are all about and stop exaggerat the matter . It's doesn't even make any sense to apply the Samsung's success because of these tiny functionality beside none of Samsung look physically similar to tiny iphone . The truth is iOS7 is a obviously salvish copy of android , of couse ifans not even aware of that because they never even give a chance to any other OS rather than ios.
Tanny, 04 May 2014Samsung is really feeding the dog since that is the only option left coz they are incapable of... moreThere's a disclaimer here that you have to use common sense. Are you still living in 2009? Don't you know that Samsung IS the giant now? It is only in the US that Samsung is losing heavily to Apple and that's quite understandable. When Apple sued HTC before for infringement, HTC had to pay and HTC was the bigger android company then. Now Apple did the same thing to Samsung with the result being people are now side-eyeing them.
You can only go so far as marketing your product as the most innovative thing ever to the most tech-ignorant populace and have a tradition of suing companies left and right backed by the most corrust patent office in the world but people learn eventually.
Apple also has to pay $158, 400 to Samsung ? I thought apple is honest and not infringing others technology. If apple makes bigger screen Samsung may go court again because it means apple is following Samsung ha ha ha . Apple one day may claim Graham bell was his wife and Nokia and Motorola were his children. Music and camera connected by Sony in phone also his idea. Microsoft was his student. Touch screen was theft by Motorola and htc from him and so on.