Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is down 6.9% in Seoul after losing big to Apple (AAPL). Much of Samsung's...

Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is down 6.9% in Seoul after losing big to Apple (AAPL). Much of Samsung's $4.5B Q2 net profit was tied to smartphone sales, hence the risk of U.S. injunctions and less competitive products is being taken seriously. Still, some think Android (GOOG) can remain competitive even if it can't use the software patents Samsung was declared to infringe, and others see Apple's efforts to portray Samsung products as Apple clones giving Samsung a marketing boost.

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  • chanthirani
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    I don't get the part of "Apple's efforts to portray Samsung products as Apple clones giving Samsung a marketing boost". What I foresee is injunctions against Samsung products that were tied to the recent lawsuit as well as to other Android products that used the same patented technology that came out in the recent law case.


    You can't market something that has an injunction against it. Also, if Samsung and/or Google change their designs so as not to infringe on the technology, then they can't very well be Apple clones.
    27 Aug 2012, 12:35 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    The question of injunction is which products are blocked and for how long.


    If any ban occurs on older products then the profits from infringing older products exceed the damages and Samsung is ahead of the game.


    If any potential ban is placed on current/newer products, the question becomes how long does it take Sammy to come up with work arounds, much like what happened with Google's Nexus7 tablet, which had a delay on release as Google resolved patent infringement issues.


    But it did, and now it is selling, and by most accounts selling well, something to remember.
    27 Aug 2012, 11:30 AM Reply Like
  • Star Weekly
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    Giving a marketing boost to Samsung? More likely that all infringed products will be steam rolled and recycled.
    27 Aug 2012, 12:55 AM Reply Like
  • chanthirani
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    Nope. My opinion is that they will be sold in China.
    27 Aug 2012, 01:04 AM Reply Like
  • pman6
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    samsung made 4 billion?


    then that verdict is chump change.
    27 Aug 2012, 01:50 AM Reply Like
  • irishdomer
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    Samsung had it coming. This is what you get for cheating. Great day for all who play by the rules!
    27 Aug 2012, 05:23 AM Reply Like
  • pirota
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    Apple is going to loose mobile to Android just as it lost desktop to Windows, just wait and see ;)
    27 Aug 2012, 07:41 AM Reply Like
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