Samsung, after a one billion dollar (plus change) kick to the nuts:
Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer,” Samsung said in a statement. “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.
To sum up:
- There's absolutely no innovation coming out of Cupertino -- that's for damn sure.
- We have no choice but to copy Apple because everything the iPhone does it does in an obvious and necessary way: All roads lead to the iPhone.
- Please don't pay attention to anything we (or any other company) had on the market prior to the iPhone when thinking about points 1 and 2. Some things are SO obvious and SO necessary that dozens of companies overlook them for a few years. It is what it is.
- If we're forced to innovate, there will be no innovation. (Don't think about this one too hard.)