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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