31 Aug '12, 5pm

Apple Wins Big Over Samsung. Do Customers Win or Lose?: What we saw last week was a perfect example of business

What we saw last week was a perfect example of business commerce by litigation. It is very common in the electronics and software fields if you follow the news. You make money by suing someone. There are whole companies whose only function is to buy patents, license them and sue others. As you have probably already heard by now, Apple won their patent suit against Samsung for infringement of multiple design patents associated with the iPhone and iPad. Now Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion. Apple, the world’s most valuable company (About $625 billion by a recent estimate.) now gets richer. And they continue to dominate the smartphone and tablet markets. In any case, Samsung will undoubtedly appeal as they should. I suspect that Apple’s next legal target is Google who may or may not have violated some of Apple’s design or software patents through Samsung and other Android han...

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