» Why the jury favored Apple: Jury foreman Velvin Hogan, in an interview with the BBC, says that the evidence strongly showed that Samsung was infringing on Apple’s patents. “When we went into deliberation in the jury room we not only had all the physical evidence of everything that was presented,” he said, “but we also had sealed source code in its entirety from both sides, we actually had the memos that were talked about in the trial … and there was a piece of evidence after a piece of evidence that just clearly stacked up.”
» Feeling the burn: While the company appears to have prevented a market value free fall, with shares back up by about one percent today, a $12 billion loss certainly won’t be ignored by investors. To add insult to injury, Apple also set a new record-high for a company’s market value thanks to the same news, opening at $680 per share on Monday, but closed around the $675 mark. Do you think Samsung will be able to recover from the iPhone/Galaxy ruling?
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.