Vineri, o curtea federala din Statele Unite, San Jose, California a gasit compania Samsung Electronics vinovata de incalcarea brevetelor de inventie detinute de compania cu sediul la Cupertino, in cazul de furt intelectual intentat de compania Apple, dispunand plata sumei de peste 1 miliard de dolari in daune.
Conform acestui verdict Samsung a incalcat un numar de 6 brevete de inventie, detinute de Apple, atat pe partea de componente hardware, cat si pe partea de software. Suprinzator sau nu, este faptul ca aceasta curte a gasit tableta Samsung GALAXY Tab, ca nu incalca nici macar 1 brevet de inventie legat de design-ul tabletei Apple iPad, conform presei de peste ocean.
Totusi mai multe modele de smartphone create de producatorul sud-coreean printre care: GALAXY S, GALAXY S II, Nexus S 4G, Infuse 4G, Vibrant, Fascinate, Droid Charge, marea majoritate lansate in Statele Unite), incalca aceste brevete de inventie.
Ambele parti, atat Samsung cat si Apple au oferit deja declaratii de presa in legatura cu verdictul final al curtii californiene:
Apple – “We are grateful to the jury for their service and for investing the time to listen to our story and we were thrilled to be able to finally tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trail showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.”
Samsung – “Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple’s claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.”
De mentionat ca Samsung Electronics va putea face apel impotriva acestui verdict urmand ca razboiul dintre cei doi mari giganti sa continue in urmatoarele luni, daca nu ani de zile.
Am dori sa veden punctul dumneavoastra de vedere in legatura cu acest caz in sectiune de comentarii de mai jos.