Apple aims for total war, salted earth in Samsung patent infringement fight

“As the high-stakes patent trial between Apple and Samsung Electronics moves into its second day Tuesday, one thing is clear: Apple is committed to waging total war,” Brian Patrick Eha reports for CNNMoney.Like the Roman Empire in its victory over Carthage, Apple seems determined to salt the earth so that its competitor can never rise again.”

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“Apple is seeking to have the court case declared “exceptional,” a legal standard under which the jury could award treble damages,” Eha reports. “That’s three times the amount of actual, provable damages — which Apple is claiming run to billions of dollars.”

MacDailyNews Take: Siri, what was that we wrote about Samsung four days ago? Oh, that’s right: “Samsung is a despicable, derivative, classless company that deserves only misery, torment and pain.”

Eha reports, “Apple is also seeking to recoup 100% of Samsung’s profits from the sales of any products found to be in violation of Apple’s patents… It’s also seeking a permanent injunction to stop Samsung from selling all infringing products… Silicon Valley is constantly embroiled in patent battles, but this is a high-profile skirmish in Apple’s worldwide crusade against Android. Steve Jobs, before his death, vowed to go to ‘thermonuclear war’ on Google and the Android phone makers that he felt had blatantly ripped off Apple’s iPhone.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Let justice prevail!

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37 Comments

      1. Beware of what? Amazing sales figures and record breaking profits? Sounds dangerous. I’ll remain sceptical until Apple gets a big win that does serious damage to the copycats.

        1. What the hell does Amazon have to do with anything.

          When Apple starts selling everything under the sun like Amazom then that Straw-man Argument might be used,but not now.

          Amazon lost money and refuse to issue sold numbers, so bongo, again, What the hell does Amazon have to do with anything at all.

          Idiots like you that try to find something and just jump the shark with bullshit rants are a dime a dozen, and way off the mark.

          To close, you will be eating thoes words bongo along with all the other trolls.

          And Amazon didn’t have big profits, as you say.

          Check out Forbes, and really see the truth.

          “Amazon’s net income fell a whopping 96% to $7 million in the second quarter..”

          “Amazon’s Profit Slows To A Trickle As Bezos Goes All-In On The Kindle”

          Yea, real big profits, in your dreams son.

  1. “The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire.
    We don’t need no water- let the M***** F***** burn.”

    If you are old school enough, you know the words.

  2. Most of us here will considered fanboys. I am an Apple fan, but am still able to see things clearly (or am I?) sure, a wheel is round and thus there is a case to be made why a Samsung product looks like an Apple product. But as we have been able to read and see countless times, they have just copied Apple and they should NOT get away with it. For the sake of the average Samsung employee I hope they survive this but for the sake of justice I hope it was the last we have seen of them. (yes, I am aware that Samsung is bigger than just the phone and tablet division)

  3. This way of doing business is bad for consumers and business. Profits become the primary focus, while Innovation becomes a passing afterthought, if at all.

    1. Yeah, no. It’s about protecting Apple’s intellectual property, which Apple uses to make unique products. When competitors use Apple as if it was their own research division, Apple can’t use their IP to make unique products anymore, and it throws the whole business model in jeopardy.

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