The battle between Apple and Samsung has long been going on for the last few years. The nature of their lawsuits have mostly been cantered around the theft of intellectual property. Previously, the U.S. courts had ruled in favor of Samsung over the issue of product design. One of the court battles in the past even included issues over the shape of the phone and the color. Looks like it’s all about the design, and both Apple and Samsung value the price of their ideas.
Whatever the issues may have been between the two smartphone giants, the markets always have been affected by the ripples of the fights. For instance, the current brawl has caused the shares of Samsung to rise in the markets in Seoul. Apple, however, still continues to make their case about their design; they say it will continue to be defended.
On the other hand, Samsung maintains that their designs are their own and the accusations are baseless. Either way, both companies tend to win some and occasionally lose some. As long as these lawsuits only motivate both parties to do nothing but produce better products with each phone upgrade, we are all happy customers.
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