Google vs Apple: Interesting Court Decision

by Todd Pedersen 5 replies
I am a stock trader by day and a IMer by night. I ran across this article about an Apple Lawsuit win over Samsung regarding patent infringment by Samsung against the iPhone.

Full MarketWatch Article

The point of interest to us Warriors is the implication that Apple will go after Google next and it Android operating system. This of course could have huge ramifications with the recent App craze going on (I am in on the craze myself, lol ).

While I do believe that the android system and Google play will continue on, it is interesting to see Apple flex it's muscle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    Its just Apple trying desperately to hold its failing market position in the market.

    Don't forget they are also being sued by heaps of companies for breaching copyright etc.

    Just the big boys playing games.

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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    Apple is trying hard to re-gain it's users not by providing them several options at lower price but removing opponents from the business. Google is not gonna loose the case if Apple files and will continue supplying android devices.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    I personally think apple is on the losing end. However much they may progress in their case, they are fighting a losing battle, google and android apps are doing quite well in the market today. Apple failed to be innovative and relevant in this field.
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  • Profile picture of the author marax
    I've been following this legal battle.
    Must say that I am very surprised by how Apple won convincingly.
    This after the courts all over the world have not awarded any resounding victory to any party.
    The trial reveals the ridiculous patents that Apple have acquired.
    I think this will hurt the mobile industry as a whole.
    For example, forcing other manufacturers to not use pinching is like forcing each car maker to invent a different way to steer a car...
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  • Profile picture of the author Todd Pedersen
    I've been following this legal battle.
    Must say that I am very surprised by how Apple won convincingly.
    This after the courts all over the world have not awarded any resounding victory to any party.
    The trial reveals the ridiculous patents that Apple have acquired.
    I think this will hurt the mobile industry as a whole.
    For example, forcing other manufacturers to not use pinching is like forcing each car maker to invent a different way to steer a car...
    Apple does have a very different business philosophy than everyone else. They always have, even back in the days of the Mcintosh. It is our way or the highway. Steve Jobs was brilliant in many respects. Apple's current market share in phones is already starting to suffer as many people simply cna't afford $100/mo for an iPhone (and iTunes...)

    The Android platform will continue to grow in my opinion. This court case does have implications for the platform though. We shall see how it plays out.
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