In Apple vs Samsung, Expect Nobody to Truly Win
August 24, 2012
Commentary by: Susan P. Crawford, faculty affiliate, Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project
Topic: Apple vs. Samsung
“I remember a June evening when three complete strangers separately insisted on showing me their new mobile phones. It was 2007, I was on the subway in New York, and Apple Inc’s iPhone had just been released.
The slick design of Apple’s new device — and, in particular, its ease of use — was so compelling, these people could not help but share. Now the multibillion-dollar question confronting a jury in San Jose, California, is whether Samsung Electronics Co found those elements of the iPhone so compelling, it could not help but copy.”