Apple vs. Samsung: Offizielle Stellungnahmen der Unternehmen und eine Mail von Apples CEO Tim Cook

Das Urteil des Gerichts in den USA hat heute ein vorläufiges Ergebnis in dem Prozess zwischen Samsung und Apple hervorgebracht und wie wir bereits berichtet haben, ist Apple hier ganz klar als Sieger vom Platz gegangen. Für Tim Cook war das Grund genug nach den offiziellen Stellungnahmen der beiden Unternehmen sich auch nochmal extra in einer Mail an die Mitarbeiter zu wenden. Er danke ihnen für ihre Arbeit, während er gleichzeitig das Urteil des Gerichts schätzt und davon spricht, dass es ihm nicht direkt um einen Betrag, sondern den Sieg als solches ginge. Apples CEO hofft, dass die ganze Welt auf dieses Urteil schaut. Für die Fanboys von Apple und Samsung ist das aber Grund genug heute die Blogs und Foren unsicher zu machen. Tim Cook ist übrigens seit heute genau ein Jahr CEO bei Apple.

Stellungnahme von Samsung

Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer,” Samsung said in a statement. “It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple’s claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.

Stellungnahme von Apple

We are grateful to the jury for their service and for investing the time to listen to our story and we were thrilled to be able to finally tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trail showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.

Tim Cooks Schreiben an die Mitarbeiter

Today was an important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere.

Many of you have been closely following the trial against Samsung in San Jose for the past few weeks. We chose legal action very reluctantly and only after repeatedly asking Samsung to stop copying our work. For us this lawsuit has always been about something much more important than patents or money. It’s about values. We value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. And we do this to delight our customers, not for competitors to flagrantly copy.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the jury who invested their time in listening to our story. We were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than we knew.

The jury has now spoken. We applaud them for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.

I am very proud of the work that each of you do.

Today, values have won and I hope the whole world listens.

Tim

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