Apple’s Siri lawsuit against Samsung will go forward

Apple also accused Samsung in a second lawsuit of violating a separate batch of patents, including the rights to search technology that is part of the iPhone Siri voice feature. That case is scheduled for trial in March 2014.

That’s what happens when you steal.

  • The problem is that Samsung will just continue as if nothing happened, riding on the back of technologies Apple brought forward and patented, while using the court case to stretch things out forever. Rinse, repeat.

    • Zwilnik

      Eventually though, all those companies that trusted Samsung to manufacture components for them (or manufactured components for Samsung) will lose their trust in them after one too many of their ideas or products are stolen and they’ll simply fade away like eMachines etc. Short term, copying, stealing and cloning works great, but long term your company gets a bad reputation and that makes it you too difficult to work with or buy from.

      • Oh, I don’t know. Microsoft was able to ride that screw-your-partners pony for a good long time.

        • Steven Fisher

          And still is, despite the horse being (mostly) dead.

      • Tvaddic

        A lot of people us Samsung out of necesity.

        • tylernol

          I think most companies are realizing the dangers of using Samsung as a component supplier.. and companies with state ofthe art fabs with excess capacity are willing to step in. Who would you trust if you were Altera or.. Apple? samsung or someone like intel?

  • Good artists borrow, great artists steal.

    • quietstorms

      You totally misunderstand a quote that was originally made by Pablo Picasso whom no one would ever accuse of being a thief.

    • And what does that paraphrase mean to you, exactly?

  • You know what else happens when you steal. Absolutely nothing. Which is exactly what is and will continue to happen with all these Apple/Samsung lawsuits.

    All of them will mean absolutely nothing to the end user.