Translation of Samsung’s Response
The New York Times posted Samsung’s response after the jury’s verdict yesterday. Here’s a translation of what they’re really trying to say:
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.
We would now have to spend more money on our products and forced to pass the cost to the customers.
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.
We thought we could get away with this.
Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products.
Consumers should be able to buy cheap crap from us that looks like iPhones.
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.
We’ll still find ways to copy Apple without being caught.
Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.
We will keep finding ways to safely copy Apple in order to keep selling cheap iPhone knockoffs to consumers.