Source: The Verge
quote: Samsung is a South Korean company and very pro US, so I'd gladly give them my money rather than the overpriced, hyped up China junk that Apple sells.
quote: Samsung has some of the best TV's (I own one, a DLP, which I swear by as IMAX uses the same tech).
quote: If Apple put a "Made in China" sticker on their phones, I don't think they'd sell so well.
quote: this was an idiotic decision by an idiotic jury
quote: in an idiotic court in the hometown of Apple
quote: How could they be patent law experts?
quote: I hope [Judge Koh's] smarter then [sic] them
quote: Patent Trolling has now become an endorsed practice by the court system.
quote: We as higher thinkers
quote: his comment is apparently spam and we do not allow spam comments.
quote: Over 1 billion 51 million so far. U can almost buy out facebooks plummeting stock for that much money
quote: Now Samsung will die.
quote: Apple invented the smartphone.
quote: The Simon was the first real attempt by the tech industry to create a "Swiss Army Knife" type of phone that incorporated voice and data services into one package, as the device acted as a mobile phone, a PDA and even a fax machine (remember those?). What's more, the device even had a touchscreen that could be used to dial phone numbers, making it a true pre-pre-pre-precursor to the iPhone that would come 14 years later. The downside? Well, one Simon owner describes it as "brick-like, huge and heavy." And its original retail price was (eep!) $899. If you wanted a smartphone in 1993, you were probably better off waiting 17 years and paying $200 for an iPhone 4.
quote: Most Americans want Samsung and Android banned.
quote: Most Americans want Samsung and Android banned.
quote: They deserve every penny of it.
quote: Apple invented the rectangular smartphone and the animations we today know as "smartphone".
quote: Samsung ripped it off in virtually every facet of the design.
quote: And you tards will all be buying iPhones. As I said before, he who laughs last laughs best, and me and most of the other folks from Anandtech are laugh at you biased Droid lovers right now.
quote: Enjoy your iPhones, because soon that will be all you'll be able to buy.
quote: Good job jury, case closed. Game over, Android. Apple #1 in the U.S. market.
quote: What you need to realise is apple was just granted validity of a patent that mimics a natural phenominon as well as a patent on a geometric shape. That's all.
quote: Started out halfway decent? No dude, you've been on my case since I started posting here, haha.
quote: Samsung decided to risk going to court andthey lost, whatever.
quote: I also don't go full on fanboy
quote: And to be abundantly clear, I don't feel that Samsung has significantly contributed anything to our understanding of handheld computing, multitouch interfaces, or communications with their work. I can't think of a single thing Samsung has done with their phones or tablets that would make an interesting journal article on engineering or design.
quote: It had no inclination to embrace full-touch finger-optimized smartphones until after it was clear the iPhone wasn't a one-off blip.
quote: This is far less than what Microsoft has been doing, they're actually trying to innovate and push things forward in their own way with WP7/8.
quote: Again, blows my mind
quote: American companies that spend money on R&D to bring new products to market: 1 Asian conglomerates that use American companies as free R&D departments: 0
quote: As for this trial, the system isn't perfect but it did ensure something important
quote: If Samsung won then it would prompt companies not to innovate because someone could take your years of R&D and 'take notes' to make a knockoff in three months time.
quote: Someone needs some fact checking! Apple is notoriously frugal on R&D spending. They don't even come CLOSE to Samsung's R&D budget.
quote: I guess the Galaxy Note didn't innovate? Right, you probably would say it's just a "giant" iPhone. Samsung's phones being thinner, lighter, and with larger screens isn't innovative either huh.
quote: Hell Samsung is investing $4b to build a chip manufacturing plant in the US.
quote: Oh and nice job with the "Asian conglomerate" jab, nationalism sprinkled with just a hint of bigotry.
quote: Nobody outside of a few zealots believes Samsung's products are a "copy", so just give it up.
quote: You also then seem to think its OK for Apple to be allowed a patent on rectangular phones.
quote: You also dont seem to think the judge disallowing vital evidence of prior Art that showed Samsungs designs long before iPhone exposure was biased.
quote: So you dont think a Judge and 9 jurers from Apples hometown in the Silicon Valley would be biased?
quote: PS. Apple copied the fuck out of everybody else and has in the past admitted to doing so multiple times. They are the most guilty of everything you say.
quote: HTC were both used as specific examples by Apple lawyers that it is possible to make a smartphone or tablet while doing your own chassis and UI designs.
quote: Do you think that is something that can be claimed as an invention and should be owned by a single company for 20 years ?
quote: This is good. This is good for innovation. This is good for consumers, the industry and the whole tech market.
quote: A small victory for Apple, since it doesn't affect any of the products that Samsung actually makes money off of, namely the SIII variants, and the Note. Hell, it barely affects the SII and Tab. If a ban were to happen, Samsung won't be affected.
quote: That must be why Samsung put so much effort in to their defence case.
quote: In a shockingly short amount of time, it was revealed this afternoon that the jury has reached a verdict