Who win the battle?
Obviously Apple won the case and unfortunately, Samsung lost. Jury made the decision that Apple will be awarded with $1.5bn by Samsung for infringing Apple technologies, software and designs.Android OS (Operating System) has no doubt, made a tremendous entry in smartphone industry and has captured mammoth growing share of cell phone market. Google Android earnings are minimum and among android phone manufacturing companiesonly Samsung is enjoying huge revenues. Winning a billion dollar case from rival in smartphone game is no doubt, a gigantic win for the founders. And the reality that the trades dress breaches upset Samsung’s production and distribution chain marks it a chief solid blow.
The jury foreman was 67 years old chief technology general of Multicast Labs naming Velvin Hogan. He got worldwide fame by designing web video technology and has deep understanding about US patent rules. Hogan after careful calculation reached to this dollar amount using his own calculations based on the fact that how much Samsung hurt Apple in profits from the sales of invading Samsung gadgets and adding the royalty total to attain a final fair number. Decision of the issue was taken after careful consideration of public and media and was inherently unbiased.He also made it clear that this decision was not made to hurt any party.
Understanding of IPR
This case has made it clear that the increasing popularity of internet and infinite amount of online workers and users IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) can be taken away effortlessly from the owner. Whatever might be the idea, innovation or product you present itcan be viewed and imitated within no time. Efforts should be made to keep all the trademarks, patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights of your software, technologies and products intact and enjoy the sole proprietorship of your innovations and ideas. Moreover, it enables you to safeguard the originality and relish monopoly.
Understanding Intellectual Property Rights, Trademarks and Violation of Copyrights is a must for all Online Marketing Consultants – SEO, SEM, PPC, Social