Samsung: Apple verdict could cost consumers

Samsung: Apple verdict could cost consumers
Samsung worried about long term cost of verdict

Samsung believes Apple has gained an unfair monopoly following its crushing courtroom defeat.

The Korean brand has been fighting tooth and nail to convince the jury it hasn't wilfully copied Apple products, but was ultimately unsuccessful.

It's not yet known whether this will affect its products around the world that are subject to other court cases, but in the US Samsung is dismayed:

"Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer.

"It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies."

Fighting for the right to…make adjacent designs

Samsung is still staunchly defending its design choices, and ahead of an appeal says it will continue to vigorously 'offer choice'.

"Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products.

"This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple's claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer."

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Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.