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Samsung says game not over, Korean analysts predict bounceback

Yewon Kang | Aug. 28, 2012
After Friday's sweeping victory by Apple in the months-long U.S. patent battle against Samsung, South Korea's largest electronics company said in a blog post Monday that its initial intent was to settle with the iPhone maker instead of going to court.

Park added that the opposite verdict of the two countries on design patent infringement reflects different legal cultures and custom.

The latest battle between Apple and Samsung has implications not just for design and technology competition but for the fight over platform dominance between iOS and Android, said Jae Yeon Kim, a Seoul-based tech blogger and an author of "Being Social Web." The U.S. verdict has hurt the Android platform users in terms of "trust" in the service and security due to the increased possibility of lawsuits by Apple, he said.

But Kim took a negative view of Apple gaining an edge "not by market but by regulation."

"In the long run, this is not a wise way to compensate creativity. The way we can ensure innovation and competition is giving more freedom to choose and freedom to create, not the other way around," he said.

 

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