In fact, I was so sure about the eventual verdict that I spent little time following the case.
Samsung will likely appeal. The terms of the outcome could change over time. Various people will say various things about the implications of this narrowly focused, but still epic trial. While it kept the tech geeks entertained, all that matters to investors is the bigger picture.
And that bigger picture might (hopefully) incite true change in the tech space once and for all.First, Steve Jobs put it all to rest when he introduced iPad 2 in March 2011. He foreshadowed the verdict via his brilliant copycat slide. Before anybody says anything about what happened in Silicon Valley on Friday, they should remember that Jobs built Apple and, without him
I went bearish onPractically every smartphone and tablet produced since the iPhone and iPad did nothing other than cheaply imitate Apple. Steve Jobs produced products that people love. The so-called competition could do nothing other than hope to pick up Apple's scraps with cheap knock-offs. Clearly, it didn't work. As Samsung gets embarrassed in court, don't forget about the other offenders. RIM and HP look equally as bad with inventory write-downs and strategy shift after strategy shift. It's a strange irony: As usage of mobile devices goes through the roof, much of the industry sits in disarray. If it did not promote Android as an open system, Google (GOOG) would likely qualify as part of the larger mess.
RIMpartially because of the company's apparent inability to do anything other than put out cheap imitations of Appleproducts. And, as Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted when introducing iPad 2, RIM is not alone ...
Using this type of logic, I should chide
Amazonfor the same, yet I do not ... A couple of differences exist between an innovative company like Amazon playing copycat and the old guard or beleaguered companies like RIM and Motorola doing likewise.