Originally Posted by umrk_lab
It seems to me that in various subjects, more can be patented in the US than in the rest of the world, which, as the example seems to show, does not give necessarily any protection to the one who owns the patent. There has been a long debate in Europe about software patents, for example (I cannot even say what is now the current status). Legislation differ depending on what part of the world you are, and therefore no general conclusion can be drawn from the outcome of any particular justice decision.
No, but I think you can draw conclusions based on the overall marketplace offered by the laws/regulations inherent to it.
Even though the US has faltered and isn't the clear leader in innovation, there are still more new products and ideas emerging first in the US than other countries. In tech and software, look at revenues for companies based in different countries. To imply there isn't direct correlation is just silly.
As noted by many posts, there is a specific antagonism between Apple and Samsung which explain the energy they put into these disputes.
Yes, blatently copying of the entire Apple user experience developed for the iPad. Plenty of alternative experiences have been demonstrated in this and other threads.
I believe all Apple competitors will be cut into tiny bits in a near future, with the exception of Samsung.
I believe all Android iPad competitors will be cut to bits - but by the Kindle fire sucking out what little oxygen exists aside from the iPad, not because of Samsung or the Apple/Samsung lawsuits.
Although these two companies differ on many points, they strangely have one point in common, in their common complete disregard of planet finance opinion, which give them the unique advantage of conducting long term strategies.
Huh? If you are implying money doesn't matter for either company... even with it's cash horde, I guarantee you Apple doesn't take anything fiscal related for granted.
You don't generate huge profits by being cavalier about expenses or profits.
Whether or not it's epic remains to be seen. I personally don't see it going more than a couple of years, and I don't see it making a major difference in the market. But I do think it will set precedent for other companies - particularly other asian companies - that copying Apple will come at a steep price.
As it should.