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Analysis Of Apple Lawsuit Against Samsung Reveals Sales Figures

Analysis Of Apple Lawsuit Against Samsung Reveals Sales Figures

Posted April 19, 2011 at 4:40pm by iClarified · 9085 views
Former Engadget editor Nilay Patel has published a thorough analysis of Apple's lawsuit against Samsung for copying its devices.

Taken as a group, it feels like a remarkably solid case - Samsung can't just up and countersue Apple with its own patents and hope to walk away with a handshake and a cross-license because of the various trademark, trade dress, and design patent claims. How the company decides to deal with those issues remains to be seen; there's no question in my mind that Samsung designed TouchWiz to look and feel as much like iOS as possible, and then marketed it as such.

Interestingly, Apple reveals some sales and advertising figures in the suit. The company has sold "over 60 million" iPod touches as of March 2011, as well as 108m iPhones and 19m iPads. They also spent $2 billion advertising the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from 2007 to 2010.

For its part, Samsung says it will "respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property... Apple is one of our key buyers of semiconductors and display panels. However, we have no choice but respond strongly this time"

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Analysis Of Apple Lawsuit Against Samsung Reveals Sales Figures
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Joeyp - April 19, 2011 at 6:19pm
Unfortunately samsung has a remarkably similar product with icons and dock. Now they could have changed the design a bit not to resemble the IOS but they chose not to. Think about in a business stand point create a product similar to the competition and let them do all the advertising. Smart move samsung, but now its time to pay the piper.
Steve Jobs' Cousin
Steve Jobs' Cousin - April 19, 2011 at 6:02pm
Apple is hilarious. Software patents and design trademarks are loose and should be stopped. Like the patent on the 'One Click buy it now'. What else is a smart phone with a touch screen supposed to look like. I hope Apple stocks crash to make an example of these garbage patents that should never be allowed
Anyone - April 19, 2011 at 6:13pm
But they are just copycats from Apple products. Nobody has created nothing like iPhone and iPad. Now everyone have copies. They must be sued
Another Anybody
Another Anybody - April 19, 2011 at 6:35pm
Apple had The Smartphone and the Tablets before anyone else.
onemeslR - April 19, 2011 at 7:48pm
LOL! look, we have someone who cant get a an apple product! they have been stuck with the copycats
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