Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but that saying pretty much goes out the window when patents are involved. In fact, you might even say that, when it comes to smartphones, imitation is the quickest way to get sued. For evidence of this, look no further than the mobile world’s monoliths, Apple(s appl) and Samsung; the two have been in patent litigation for years.
Now, there’s no question that Samsung has taken a bite out of Apple’s ideas in the past. But in light of Apple’s recent win in its patent case against Samsung, I started to think about it from the other way around.
There’s no doubt that Apple has been a tremendous leader in the mobile space, with ideas and innovations that have pushed the industry forward and changed cell phones immeasurably. But as the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung is doing a lot of things…
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