Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC
Legal And just like that, within a matter of days, the jury has reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung. The basic gist is simple: Apple's software patents are valid, and many Samsung devices infringe upon them. Apple's iPhone 3G trade dress is valid, and Samsung's Galaxy S line infringes, but other devices did not. Samsung did not infringe Apple's iPad design patent. Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's patents. Apple is awarded a little over $1 billion in damages. Competition lost today, and developers in the United States should really start to get worried - software patents got validated big time today.
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RE[7]: Appeal Coming Soon
by jared_wilkes on Sat 25th Aug 2012 19:37 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Appeal Coming Soon"
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To further expand on my points about the addressable market and value from its participants.

"40% of iPhone revenue comes from the US, so 4.5% of the world's population is responsible for 40% of iPhone revenue. This means that the remaining 60% comes from 95.5% of the world's population. "

Yes. Apple gets 40% of its iPhone wealth from 4.5% of the world's population by having 30% market share (greater share than any other competitor in the market, with far higher profits too) of the most important mobile market and it gets 60% of its iPhone wealth from the 60% of world that is currently addressable.

Also, and this is the funniest:

Take away America. Go ahead! Chop 40% of the iPhone out, and Apple's market value is still greater than Samsung's TOTAL mobile phone market value... profits are still 2x, or even 3x, those of Samsung's, its nearest most profitable competitor, TOTAL profits.

Sounds like an awfully fragile basket of eggs!

Edited 2012-08-25 19:38 UTC

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