I am quite sure that the Samsung camp is still reeling from the recent verdict in the patent case where Samsung was judged to have infringed upon Apple’s patents, while Apple got away scot free – literally, with none of Samsung’s charges sticking. Teflon-smooth Apple will also be $1 billion richer as well, which should be more than enough money to pay off Apple’s legal team with a handsome amount left over. An internal memo which was sent out to Samsung’s employees today stated that they were “disappointed” with the guilty verdict, but will continue to appeal against Apple by doing its “utmost”. I personally find this sense of protectionism rather distasteful, but I guess to each his or her own. Go on and read all about the memo in the extended post.
We initially proposed to negotiate with Apple instead of going to court, as they had been one of our most important customers. However, Apple pressed on with a lawsuit, and we have had little choice but to counter-sue, so that we can protect our company.
Certainly, we are very disappointed by the verdict at the US District Court for the Northern District of California (NDCA), and it is regrettable that the verdict has caused concern amongst our employees, as well as our loyal customers.
However, the judge’s final ruling remains, along with a number of other procedures. We will continue to do our utmost until our arguments have been accepted.
The NDCA verdict starkly contrasts decisions made by courts in a number of other countries, such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Korea, which have previously ruled that we did not copy Apple’s designs. These courts also recognized our arguments concerning our standards patents.
History has shown there has yet to be a company that has won the hearts and minds of consumers and achieved continuous growth, when its primary means to competition has been the outright abuse of patent law, not the pursuit of innovation.
We trust that the consumers and the market will side with those who prioritize innovation over litigation, and we will prove this beyond doubt.