Yeah, we know you know. It’s hit the web like a digital tsunami, Apple has won the latest court battle against Samsung slithering out with $119 million dollars. On the flip side, a much less lofty flip side, Samsung sprung out with $158,000 from a couple of patents the jury found Apple in violation of. Re/Code did get a statement from Apple right after the verdict and here’s what they had to say.
“We are grateful to the jury and the court for their service.” The spokesperson went on to add, “Today’s ruling reinforces what courts around the world have already found: that Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products. We are fighting to defend the hard work that goes into beloved products like the iPhone, which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers.”
Warning: Incoming RANT
There’s no doubt that this is going to be an ongoing battle between the two smartphone makers and both seem to have the funds to continue the battle. But is this really the best thing for the consumer? I can’t speak for the public at large but I’m awfully tired of watching these two go at it like little cry babies running to their mommies to tattle and hope to get the best reward. Man up Apple! Man up Samsung! Just bury the beef with each other and work things out like adults!
Apple, a lot of your users are sick of the same iOS UI, concentrate on innovating your software aesthetics instead of throwing your competition into court! Samsung, a lot of your users really wish you would make your hardware a little more appealing, quit playing games and work on making nice phones! For Pete’s sake people GROW UP! Now I know a lot of this has a ton of legalese attached to it that I probably do not fully understand. But I suppose that’s a lot of the problem, isn’t it. #patentlawsucks