Repercussions of the Apple Decision
Who would have thought a patent trial would be followed as closely as the trials of O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony? Yet Apple's (AAPL) victory on Friday against Samsung has far-reaching implications that are being reflected this morning in the prices of Apple and Google (GOOG) stock.
Apple largely got what it was seeking out of the trial: a recognition of the validity of some of its key IP patents related to the iPhone. Five years ago, the iPhone was seen as crazy for not having a keyboard. Now it is seen as obvious, and virtually everyone has copied it. Apple wanted its innovation in coming up with the design and look-and-feel of the iPhone to be recognized, and it was....309 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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