Who really lost? Samsung or consumers

According to Verge– a large number of Samsung devices were found to emulate Apple patented technology-including these listed devices:

Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galasy Ace, Prevail, S 4G, SII, Galaxy Tab, The gem, indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerie, Nexus S 4G Replenish and Vibrant…
Many unlisted devices were also patterned after Apple technology. It was a bad loss, but Samsung didn’t
even land a jab- not one of the reported six counter-suits where found to be legitimate.

For further details on the Suit- Huffpost Technology.

Reflectively August 24, marked a different type of Black Friday- not because of the 1billion in damages deemed to be paid by Samsung to Apple – but more importantly the loss the ‘consumers market’ will experience.

A maturing trend, as companies legislate for more control.

Note, a statement by Samsung according to CNET–

“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.”

Whats to be said?

There seems to be a gloomy forecast of brand chauvinism alight-where soon, whoever is not first to the patent office will be completely subject to the company that indeed made it.

Are maritime law & bureaucratic habitual-ity propelling us toward a future of empty votes and blind servitude?

Facing the circumstances cumulatively-we must realize this industry is not of shoes, clothes ,vehicles or hairstyling-it is an industry built on telecommunications; one of the most influential & binding enterprises a human can participate within.

The future may be ripe with innovation & promise, or instead see our votes (not dollars) being rallied and balloted for companies rather than dignitaries.


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