Η δίκη Apple vs Samsung στην Καλιφόρνια έληξε και η σκόνη έχει σχεδόν κάτσει. Θα ακολουθήσουν εφέσεις και διάφορα άλλα νομικά και μη κόλπα για να διασκεδάσουν τις εντυπώσεις. Πριν όμως φτάσουμε στο σημείο αυτό, αξίζει να ρίξουμε μια ματιά σε αυτό που είπαν οι εταιρείες στους εργαζομένους τους. Ακολουθούν τα γράμματα που έστειλε η Apple και η Samsung σχετικά με το αποτέλεσμα της δίκης και τι πρόκειται να ακολουθήσει στην συνέχεια. Τα συμπεράσματα δικά σας.
Η ανακοίνωση της Apple στους εργαζομένους
Today was an important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere.
Many of you have been closely following the trial against Samsung in San Jose for the past few weeks. We chose legal action very reluctantly and only after repeatedly asking Samsung to stop copying our work. For us this lawsuit has always been about something much more important than patents or money. It’s about values. We value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. And we do this to delight our customers, not for competitors to flagrantly copy.
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.
The jury has now spoken. We applaud them for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.
I am very proud of the work that each of you do.
Today, values have won and I hope the whole world listens.
Η ανακοίνωση της Samsung στους εργαζομένους
We initially proposed to negotiate with Apple instead of going to court, as they had been one of our most important customers. However, Apple pressed on with a lawsuit, and we have had little choice but to counter-sue, so that we can protect our company.
Certainly, we are very disappointed by the verdict at the US District Court for the Northern District of California (NDCA), and it is regrettable that the verdict has caused concern amongst our employees, as well as our loyal customers.
However, the judge’s final ruling remains, along with a number of other procedures. We will continue to do our utmost until our arguments have been accepted.
The NDCA verdict starkly contrasts decisions made by courts in a number of other countries, such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Korea, which have previously ruled that we did not copy Apple’s designs. These courts also recognized our arguments concerning our standards patents.
History has shown there has yet to be a company that has won the hearts and minds of consumers and achieved continuous growth, when its primary means to competition has been the outright abuse of patent law, not the pursuit of innovation.
We trust that the consumers and the market will side with those who prioritize innovation over litigation, and we will prove this beyond doubt.