Originally Posted by Gatorguy
It could now be just a matter of pride, just as Apple may have been driven by it when these lawsuits started. We already know that Steve Jobs took it personally. Yoon-Woo Lee, Yangkyu Kim and/or other's in Samsung leadership may now feel the same way.
Well, we will never know if the Samsung leadership took it personally from the very start, once Apple started telling them it wasn't cool, before all the litigation started. That is a possibility.
I don't think Apple was driven only by pride. Android and Samsung ripped Apple off big time. Apple was stabbed in the back by their very closest partners (Google and Samsung) as well as one of their own Directors (Schmidt)!
In the old days Steve would have banished everything Google+Samsung from Apple completely. It is a testament to his growth and maturity that he still kept a working relationship with Google+Samsung and to this date, Apple has not publicly
bashed Google and Samsung... Or at least not to the extent of Apple criticising Adobe, AFAIK.
Whether Samsung is taking things personally is moot at this point. They've been doing nonsense like seeking to ban Apple products, when they are the ones being accused of infringing. Never mind if Samsung is found in the clear by the courts, I'm okay with that legal decision despite what I believe to be unauthorised copying of Apple... Standing on the shoulders of giants and all that. But what personally pisses me off is their childish behaviour like seeking to counter-ban Apple products - just immaturity and idiocy on their part.