Regardless of its loss against Apple last week, Samsung has made sure its employees know that it will still do its best to fight the claims against its company.
A billion dollar loss hasn’t deterred Samsung from its conviction in its fight, and neither has Apple’s rapid stock growth as of late. Samsung is actually so determined to fight Apple it even made a few knocks at its biggest competitor in a public statement to its employees over the weekend:
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.
Certainly, we are very disappointed by the verdict at the US District Court for the Northern District of California (NDCA), and it is regrettable that the verdict has caused concern amongst our employees, as well as our loyal customers.
However, the judge’s final ruling remains, along with a number of other procedures. We will continue to do our utmost until our arguments have been accepted.
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.
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.
Bold words for a company that just lost one of the biggest tech trials of the decade. It’s clear to see that Samsung did draw inspiration from Apple in its design for the majority of its Galaxy S devices and its tablets, but that doesn’t mean Samsung doesn’t think we should question the validity of its claims.
From the looks of it, Samsung’s landslide loss in court was not the end of the war with Apple, but merely a battle.