Samsung and Apple respond to jury’s decision, injunction hearing set for September 20th

With the jury’s official verdict of $1 billion already known, lawyers have shifted their focus to the aftermath. Both companies have issued official statements regarding today’s court ruling. Apple is claiming satisfaction with the jury’s decision, supporting the idea of original design and innovation. The Cupertino-based company hopes its statement sends “a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.” On the other side of things, Samsung fears the verdict hurts consumers, leaving them with “fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices.” 

Now that the trial is over, Apple is seeking a preliminary injunction on Samsung’s infringing products. The initial hearing is slated for September 20th, though Apple will have until the 29th to file the motion, giving Samsung 14 days to respond. As expected, it’s been confirmed that Samsung will be appealing today’s ruling, but in the meantime you can read official statements from both companies after the break.

Apple’s response:

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’s response:

Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to  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.

Source: Engadget

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  • SebaKL

    Let’s hope it will be stuck in litigation for the next 20 years, within which Samsung will get far ahead on the market, with its far superior products, making it a very hollow victory to Apple, which by then, will be holding minority market share..

  • vikings football

    How can a verdict be rendered by regular joes that really knows nothing about patent laws? I would’ve been fine with the verdict had the jury been knowledgeable or an expert of the patent laws.

    • RTWright

      Problem is they were in CA, the heartland of Apple in general. That trial was doomed from the start due to a biased jury by nature as they probably all of them or at least most will be the owners of an iPhone, iPod, iPad or all of them. That trial needed to be held out of state completely removed from Apple’s home state of operation.

  • F_Apple

    Can Samsung appeal to a higher court? Supreme court? That bitch Koh is obvioulsy an Apple stooge, how can this be a fair verdict when the court is rigged to begin with?


  • Anonymous

    fuck apple!

  • I did leave a considered comment. What have you done with it … or did it offend your Apple biased sensibilities !