“The foreman of the jury that awarded Apple just 5.5 percent of the $2.2B it claimed Samsung owed for patent infringements said yesterday that Apple should sue Google rather than handset manufacturers, reports the WSJ,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “‘If you really feel that Google is the cause behind this, as I think everybody has observed, then don’t beat around the bush,’ said Tom Dunham, whose job at IBM was to oversee developers expected to file patents. ‘Let the courts decide. But a more direct approach may be something to think about.'”
“Apple likely chose to sue Samsung as the company makes more money from Android than anyone else,” Lovejoy reports. “After being awarded such a trivial sum in the scheme of things, however, there would seem to be little to gain from Apple going after Google directly, especially as it won on only two of the Android-related features.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Any company that infringes on Apple’s patented intellectual property is subject to a lawsuit. This jury foreman’s hubris is nearly as laughable as the legal system’s competency in dealing with blatantly obvious and rampant IP theft.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]