Samsung really suffered a heavy blow a few days ago, when the jury overseeing the case between it and Apple in San Jose, California, ruled almost totally in Apple's favor.
Samsung is, naturally, going to appeal the decision of the US court, but it won't stay silent during the time it takes to formulate the response.
Since the verdict
has caused great concern among the company's customers and even its employees, the IT player sent a memo, in which it expresses its stance.
All things considered, the wording is quite diplomatic, but Samsung didn't miss the chance to point out how different the NDCA verdict is from others around the world.
In South Korea, the corporation's home market, a court did ban
the Galaxy Tab and some other products, but it did the same to several Apple devices as well.
Some time before even that, the United Kingdom ruled
that Galaxy Tab wasn't an iPad copy. To be fair, the California court also spared the tablet somewhat, but the rest of the verdict was quite heavily in Samsung's disfavor.
“The NDCA verdict starkly contrasts decisions made by courts in a number of other countries, such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Korea, which have previously ruled that we did not copy Apple’s designs. These courts also recognized our arguments concerning our standards patents,” the company wrote
in the memo.
“We are very disappointed by the verdict [...] and it is regrettable that [it] has caused concern amongst our employees, as well as our loyal customers.”
The memo also mentions that Samsung wanted to negotiate with Apple instead of letting things get legally tense. There is no turning back now though.
“We initially proposed to negotiate with Apple instead of going to court, as they had been one of our most important customers. However, Apple pressed on with a lawsuit, and we have had little choice but to counter-sue, so that we can protect our company,” the memo says.
“We will continue to do our utmost until our arguments have been accepted [...] History has shown there has yet to be a company that has won the hearts and minds of consumers and achieved continuous growth, when its primary means to competition has been the outright abuse of patent law, not the pursuit of innovation. We trust that the consumers and the market will side with those who prioritize innovation over litigation, and we will prove this beyond doubt.“