Apple may need to put less energy into beating dead horses and more energy into creating new and exciting products. No, that was not an iPad 4 diss, even though creating a bigger tablet may not be all that innovative since other companies have already done so. The previous comment was aimed at Apple’s refusal to bury the hatchet with Samsung and its determination to pursue further lawsuits about past issues. If they didn’t get what they wanted last time and didn’t win this time either, it may be time to move on.
Apple Inc. was demanding that Samsung Electronics pay them more money in damages for ripping off some of their features. On Tuesday, a federal judge decided to put an end to the ongoing battle, denying Apple Inc.’s request for an increased amount of money from Samsung. Samsung Electronics will already be paying $1.05 billion to Apple Inc., but Apple wants more. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh was not really interested in the demands of either party, both of which had different bones to pick in court. Late on Tuesday, she denied them both, hopefully putting an end to this feud.
Koh says, ”Accordingly, the trial was fairly conducted, with uniform time limits and rules of evidence applied to both sides. A new trial would be contrary to the interests of justice,” and some argue that she is right. Apple may need to stop fighting over figures and start innovating.