Sunday, August 26, 2012

Apple - Samsung patent case

Apple Inc won over Samsung as a US jury found the Korean company had copied critical features of the popular iPhone and iPad and awarded the US company $1.049 billion in damages. This could lead to an outright ban on sales of key Samsung products which will benefit Apple product sales in US.  This decision firmed the position of Apple at the top of the list of highest ever market value company in the history of the world. The interesting fact is that even when the companies are rivals they  have a $5 billion-plus supply relationship in which Apple buys microprocessors and other parts central to Apple’s devices which makes Apple the biggest customer of Samsung.
According to experts this ruling will affect Google's Android platform the most. Now manufacturers will not be happy to go with Android as they will have to face risk of patent issue. Time only will tell about this...

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