What is to stop an American hopping across the Border to Canada/Mexico to buy one of these Banned Tablets?
@tech4people, nothing will stop American hopping across the Border to Canada/Mexico to buy one of these Banned Tablets but what about those people who dont have the opportunity to travel abroad and buy one of these tablets ? I am sure there are many people who are android fans and will miss buying this tablet because of court ban.
"Now if the Judge would have done something Big-Like putting an injunction on all Samsung Tablets till the Patent Breach is rectified,then I would have said its a Massive Strategic Win for Apple."
@Ashish: Yes, that would have been a massive win for Apple if the judge had given that judgement. However, I think it's fair that the court only put a restriction on the model that had issues. It would be a bit unfair to Samsung if the entire Galaxy series was banned.
It's indeed going to be a long fight but I think Samsung did the right thing by making changes in the design and releasing the other version. It's a very smart move which would prevent Samsung from facing inventory shortages and other damages.
Ashish, It's a symbolic win for Apple. The legal wrangling will mainly benefit the lawyers in most likelihood. I think Apple felt it needed to make this case, though, and the win may also stop Samsung and other competitors blatantly "copying" future Apple designs. That may be the main lesson from here for the competitors.
Himanshugupta, It's a paper tiger win for Apple. Nothing has changed in the marketplace where the winner and loser will be decided. Apple scored a win that won't move market share. It made its point but the offending device is not a game changer for either company.
I read this news in some newsites and was curious to find more about the ruling. The most i could get was similar to what is reported here. But i did not read about the possible effects on Samsung's tablet business.
Thanks Bolaji for adding that there will be little impact on Samsung's business. But will this affect in any way the ongoing patent battle between Apple and Samsung? Is it Apple 1 - Samsung 0 for the time being?
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