20 posts tagged innovation
This week, on the same day Steve Jobs resigned from Apple a year ago, Apple won a big victory against Samsung. Beside this good timing, people who create and have innovative ideas won too. Here is why.
You may agree with patents or not, you may be disgusted by the patent system in general but until this whole thing get reformed, that is the way things gets protected against copying other’s work.
Samsung copied many Apple’s ideas and innovations that were protected with patents and they did it on purpose. They diluted (and continue to do so by the way) Apple’s product identity. Many copy the work of others and get away with it but sometime someone has to say “enough”. Apple did it and they won.
To Samsung who think this defeat means less consumer choices, higher priced smartphones, I’m saying you are doing it wrong again. Even in your press release after the verdict, you exhibit your bad behavior. You sound like a child who complains about not being able to copy anymore… Just try to really innovate and work as hard as Apple did and you’ll come up with your own ideas and choices will flourish and customers will still have choices… Your corporate culture is so focused on copying others that you forgot how hard it is to innovate and create original work. Go back to you drawing boards just like anyone doing innovative work.