Analysis: The Apple-Samsung verdict in quotes

By Graeme Burton
28 Aug 2012 View Comments
The iPhone 4v and the Samsung Galaxy smartphone

"It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners... 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."

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"The jury foreman, who is a patent holder himself, told court officials that the jury didn't need the answer to its question to reach a verdict: the foreman told a court representative that the jurors had reached a decision without needing the instructions. That's why I don't think this jury's ruling will stand, among other reasons."

"We owe a debt of gratitude to the jury who invested their time in listening to our story. We were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung's copying went far deeper than we knew."
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

"Patents in mobile design will now be even more valuable than before. We have already seen Google buying Motorola Mobility for just that reason. I suspect both Nokia (shares up 10 per cent on the court case news) and RIM will be the subject of increased attention for the same reasons. Microsoft should also gain. Windows 8/Mobile is pretty distinctive, which could well boost its appeal to OEMs." 
Richard Holway, TechMarketView

"The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these don't relate to the core Android operating system and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office. The mobile industry is moving fast and all players – including newcomers – are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don't want anything to limit that."

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