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Apple vs. Samsung: Apple Wins $1b Verdict

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Sola

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The case was heavily leaning Apple's way throughout. They had all kinds of clear proof that Samsung borrowed heavily from them. But 1b is peanuts to Samsung as it is to Apple. They will pay it and go on dancing into the sunset with their products.
 

sidney

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The case was heavily leaning Apple's way throughout. They had all kinds of clear proof that Samsung borrowed heavily from them. But 1b is peanuts to Samsung as it is to Apple. They will pay it and go on dancing into the sunset with their products.
Except future products designs have to change. And no-one goes dancing into the sunset after losing the type of case.. Don't believe me? Ask the Samsung shareholders... Or go to their site... Or trade the trade papers....
 

Sola

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OK, how many appeals are we headed for and will this ever be paid to Apple?
They have the money to litigate the case for years. Its been on around the world for years anyhow - and Samsung lost some just as Apple lost some. In the UK for instance, the judge gave it to Samsung. Its bigger here cos we're closer to it.
 

Kala Lou

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Saw this comment on that website

The Apple-Samsung verdict has sparked a meme that has become a full fledged story.

According to the rumour mills, the story goes that Samsung supposedly tried to pay Apple its $1bn fine by sending more than 30 trucks to Apple’s headquarters loaded with 5-cent coins. Apple security was stunned. Apple chief executive Tim Cook, then got a call from Samsung who told him this was how they were paying the billion-dollar fine. Very funny, but sadly not true.

The story which might have started out as meme on 9Gag.com, gained credibility with people sharing the story all over. According to Gizmodo, it appears to have been started out by a Mexican website, El Deforma, which is a satire website. But people obviously thought it was real and that Samsung had become the world’s biggest troll by doing that to Apple.

It needs to be remembered that Samsung’s $1.049 bn fine could go up if Judge Lucy Koh decides so on 20 September or 6 December. The $1 bn fine was decided by the jury and the Judge can increase the amount in the post-trial proceedings.
 

Sola

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Apple loses patent suit against Samsung in Japan

Apple Inc. lost a patent lawsuit in Japan as a Tokyo judge ruled that Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones and a tablet computer didn’t infringe on an Apple invention for synchronizing music and video data with servers.

Apple was ordered by Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji today to pay costs of the lawsuit after his verdict, the latest decision in a global dispute between the technology giants over patents used in mobile devices. Samsung shares rose, erasing earlier losses. MORE
They're fighting all around the world, as I said earlier...
 

sidney

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Samsung should just pay Apple a some fee every time they copy a product... But keep making the product so there can be new idea introduced to the market.
 

Sola

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Samsung should just pay Apple a some fee every time they copy a product... But keep making the product so there can be new idea introduced to the market.
The copies are actually older versions of Samsung's products. The newer versions have already moved beyond the copying and have found their own identity. Apple sued on the older products, none of the newer ones. The bans requested are for the older ones too. They were old, but bestselling though.

Copying is inevitable in this kind of business to some extent. Apple copied Xerox's Alto PC when it made the Mac. MS came and stole Mac's thunder with Windows. Borrow-borrow has become a way to get a leg up ever since. I just want competition - good alternatives to every product.
 
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