/ August 2, 2012

Litigating Innovation

The Apple v. Samsung case wages on in court with both sides pulling out all the stops in what will surely be a landmark decision that changes how technology is innovated.  In a very simple explanation, Apple claims that Samsung violated at least 4 of their iPhone and iPad patents in its most recent round of mobile devices. Apple claims that not only do Samsung devices look like Apple ones, they also contain patented interactive software developed by the genius gremlins at Apple (they’re not really gremlins). To add a twist to this case “Apple is the largest customer for Samsung’s component divisions, which make chips and displays for smartphones and tablets.” Making the case a lot more juicy and with further implications for technology partnerships in the future.

The Washington Post asked the iPhone’s  Siri her opinion on the case and despite some self-adulation Siri remained fairly tight lipped about the case. In fairness, I asked my, affectionately named Android, “Andy” (albeit not on a Samsung tablet) his thoughts. Similarly, he was mum to the debate claiming to not understand/know what I was talking about.

We at Fastcase of course have love for all with our apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android, but what do you think?

Tweet @fastcase #sirivandy what you think the judgement will be and why. Best Tweet gets a “Kiss My App” shirt– we’ll let you decide what kind of App though…

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