Daily: The Apple-Samsung verdict doesn’t alter the macro picture in mobile

I am a macro guy and so I usually discount the importance of single events when thinking about the bigger picture. That said, this is a momentous decision and a stunning defeat for Samsung. And it should be clear that Samsung was copying Apple. They are even copying their retail stores now as well. Nonetheless, I don't think this decision to award Apple $1 billion and uphold its "look and feel" patents changes the overall context in the mobile space.
First, let's remember that similar cases elsewhere, from South Korea, to Germany, the UK, Australia, and even the US have had mixed results. So while the case in Apple's home turf was a clear victory, I don't believe that Apple will have similar success elsewhere. When a similar Apple case against Motorola Mobility came before Richard Posner ...


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