Who really lost? Samsung or consumers
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.