This article deals with the news about Apple-Samsung patent case. Being a news, it is not at all owned by me. I have just tried to give this news in a little brief with a bit of inspiration from a report from New York Times News Services, New York.
A report from New York Times News Services, New York: Samsung has to pay much to Apple in damages for copying the features and design of their smartphones from Apple. Apple and Samsung are two most popular mobile making companies. Apple had filed case on Samsung against copying the features and physical design for their smartphones from Apple’s smartphones. Apple has won the case finally, and the court of America has found Samsung as culprit of copying their features from Apple. The American court has declared a big penalty of 1 billion USD on Samsung, though Samsung has said that they will appeal to the court for changing their decision again, and will appeal into higher court for having another look on the situation, if fails.
Apple had listed 28 Samsung products as the copy of their products, from which they had blamed for copying 7 of their patents by Samsung.
Samsung had also been found guilty by another Jury, Earlier.
Before, a Jury of 9 people had found that several products of Samsung had hit on Apple’s patent. Samsung had also been found a culprit of copying the patent of physical design from Apple. Though, it cannot be considered a very big economic loss to Samsung, but it has been stated that other mobile/smartphone production companies will have to pay more care before making/launching a new product in the market.
What has been found copied from Apple by Samsung?
Among others, some major features like- pinch-to-zoom, multi-touch gesture, single fingure scrolling, tap-to-zoom, the bounce back scrolling effects and even the design of Apple smartphones are found to be copied by Samsung from Apple’s smartphone. Also the TouchWiz UI also copies several design elements of iOS. A number of other features are also found in several Android smartphones.
The court said that the patent from Apple are valid, and they have not copied anything from Samsung. Actually Samsung had also blamed on Apple for copying the design and features of their products.
It’s a big loss to customers, said Samsung.
Samsung said this decision should not be treated as the victory of Apple, rather as big loss to customers itself. After this decision of court, the products will lack newness and there will remain much choices for customers to select from. Even, the prices of products will also increase.
Though, it may take time(months or even years) for this idea to be implemented as Samsung will be appealing in higher courts to change this decision. And so, it may also take months before Samsung pays those million US dollars to Apple.
Conclusion on the whole Apple-Samsung patent copying fight:
Below is a small video clip, where Steve Jobs says:
"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas" during an interview.
What else can we says as conclusion here..! ;)
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Apple wins the patent case against Samsung: Court declared penalty of 1 billion USD on Samsung. Reviewed by Ank Arya on 19:56:00 Rating: