Samsung says verdict is not an Apple win, but a 'loss for the American consumer' [u]

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Minutes after the Apple v. Samsung jury handed down a pro-Apple verdict on Friday, Samsung released a statement decrying the ruling, saying the judgment was less of a win for Apple as it was a loss for consumers.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Apple's remarks regarding Friday's verdict.

In the statement, first reported by The Verge, Samsung hints that while Apple may have won this battle, the war is not yet over as a number of suits are still in play around the world.

From the statement:
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. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple's claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.
Samsung's statement is in response to a verdict which found the company owing over $1.05 billion in damages to Apple for infringing patents related to device design and software.

Apple has also responded in a statement issued to The New York Times, calling the verdict a message that "stealing isn't right."

From Apple's statement:
We are grateful to the jury for their service and for investing the time to listen to our story and we were thrilled to be able to finally tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trail showed that Samsung?s copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung?s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn?t right.
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  • Reply 1 of 167


    Blah fucking blah.

  • Reply 2 of 167


    QQ MOAR.

  • Reply 3 of 167
    bullheadbullhead Posts: 493member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post




    ..... Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.


     


    LOL. What has Samesung ever innovated?  All's they do is copy Apple and others.  That is why their name is: Same-sung.

  • Reply 4 of 167
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 6,996member


    Cry me a river. Now clam up and come up with something innovative that you can patent, in which everyone wants. What's that? You have never done that? Too bad.

     

  • Reply 5 of 167
    sennensennen Posts: 1,434member


    Note to Samsung: get off your arses and create something without stealing someone else's IP. This is a good day for innovation, it should lead to more choice for consumers.

  • Reply 6 of 167

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    ...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...


     


    Nothing like Samsung (or others) admitting they can't innovate.


     


    Why not just make something better than Apple's offering?

  • Reply 7 of 167
    tundraboytundraboy Posts: 1,498member


    In fact it is a win for the consumer because shameless copycats will now have to come up with something original.

  • Reply 8 of 167
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 41,329member


    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    It will lead to fewer choices… 


     


    Well, yeah. We now get to choose between actual innovation and actual innovation instead of no innovation.


     




    …less innovation…


     


    Only because you were pretending to innovate before and are now legally shown to have never been doing so at all.


     




    …potentially higher prices.


     


    [Link to that thread where Apple's wanting a really cheap iPhone unsubsidized]


     




    It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners…


     


    No, frigging wait, seriously?! SERIOUSLY?! Samsung themselves said, "rectangles with rounded corners"?! THEY SAID THAT?! And more importantly, they said it after the Galaxy Tab was found to NOT BE INFRINGING ON IT?!



    BA H AH AH AH AH AH AHA HAH AH!




    "Apathetic bloody company. I've no sympathy at all!"


     


    And spea… speaking of monopolies, YOU WERE FOUND TO BE USING YOUR PATENTS MONOPOLISTICALLY!


     




    Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.


     


    Well, you just go ahead and "continue" that.

  • Reply 9 of 167


    "It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rounded corners and rectangles."


     


    What incredible arrogance and ignorance.


    A disgusting company !

  • Reply 10 of 167
    sricesrice Posts: 108member


    Agreed.  I am in the market for a new fridge...it won't be a Samsung.

  • Reply 11 of 167


    They actually claim they were IMPROVING Apples technology !!


     


    I'm . . . .almost speechless . . .

  • Reply 12 of 167
    alfiejralfiejr Posts: 1,524member


    Samsung just proved it is a real "loser" in more ways than one.

  • Reply 13 of 167
    nagrommenagromme Posts: 2,834member


    Does the mean we’ll get more originality from Samsung? More innovation, choice, and variety in the marketplace, and less lazy copycatting? Sounds like a win for consumers to me!

  • Reply 14 of 167
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,179member
    bullhead wrote: »
    LOL. What has Samesung ever innovated?  All's they do is copy Apple and others.  That is why their name is: Same-sung.

    Bigger screens and pens.... :p
  • Reply 15 of 167
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,146member


    Yeah.. In Samsung twisted logic, innovation means copying the competition.

  • Reply 16 of 167
    chudqchudq Posts: 43member


    This event has long time impact on how business should be done. It is not just who-win-or-who-lose. There has been so messy in the past how technology companies doing their business. This is not consumer's choice issue at all. Samsung just cannot do business or make money just in a way to copy or improve Apple's lead.


     


    Actually, this is not a bad thing for Samsung at all. Nor Apple would be safe lead in mobile devices in the future. This will force competition in innovation. Whoever have the most innovation in technology will win consumers. In the end, consumer will have much more choices!

  • Reply 17 of 167
    geoadmgeoadm Posts: 81member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bullhead View Post


     


    LOL. What has Samesung ever innovated?  All's they do is copy Apple and others.  That is why their name is: Same-sung.



     


    that was my favourite part too. Not only thieves but delusional 

  • Reply 18 of 167
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,179member
    amoradala wrote: »
    <span style="line-height:normal;">"It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rounded corners and rectangles."</span>


    <span style="line-height:normal;">What incredible arrogance and ignorance.</span>

    <span style="line-height:normal;">A disgusting company !</span>

    Well maybe they said that to fuel the android fans who think this case is about rectangles. Funny thing is Apple did not win the "rectangle with round squares" patent.
  • Reply 19 of 167
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 41,329member


    Originally Posted by herbapou View Post

    Bigger screens and pens.... image


     


    You misspelled 'penis'. Or were you not referencing the compensation issues some phones seem to have? image

  • Reply 20 of 167
    boredumbboredumb Posts: 1,335member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    Minutes after the Apple v. Samsung jury handed down a pro-Apple verdict on Friday, Samsung released a statement decrying the ruling, saying the judgment was less of a win for Apple as it was a loss for consumers.



    From the statement:

    Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer.

     


    Yep, just exactly like World War 2:


    Not to be viewed as a win for the Allies, but as a loss for Allied servicemen everywhere...

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