13. November, 2012
A short time ago, a jury decided that Samsung owes Apple roughly one billion dollars for patent infringement.
Now Samsung raised prices for the chips they make for Apple.
Makes me wonder …
Is that a clever scheme to make Apple pay for its own license fees?
Samsung: “Can we pay even higher license fees?”
Samsung: “Just asking …”
Update: Apparently, the original report isn’t correct (good luck verifying this claim): Samsung never asked for more money but it’s still a funny idea.
: With that kind of money, who cares for decimals?
19. September, 2011
Happy suing everywhere.
My only comment: This litigation is going to cost millions of dollars. Many millions. I’m thinking hundreds.
Of course, both companies are rich, so they can afford it.
Sadly, that was once our money, your and mine. So in a way, they are wasting perfectly fine money. Money which could have been invested in, say, R&D, making better products, sell their products cheaper, world peace.
You could argue that any fines aren’t wasted. But I wonder: If Samsung has to pay, say, $100 million in fines to Apple (I actually wrote Sony here – no idea why), how much of that money actually goes to attorneys?
And what about customers who are no longer allowed to buy certain products while the lawsuit lasts?
I imagine this: We all built a sandbox for all of us to play in. We spent time and effort and passion. And now, the bullies are taking over the place, driving us out. For perfectly legal reasons of course. No doubt. Not a one.
Does that make you feel better?