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Apple-vs-Samsung-lawsuit

Samsung might get the chance to publicly shame Apple a bit after an unorthodox court ruling in the UK, but the longstanding patent war between the two still has Tim Cook’s tech giant in the lead. Sammy’s appeal over the $1 billion worth California verdict is still pending, but before hearing how that key battle will end, we’ve just got news of two much smaller battles lost by the Galaxy makers.

google-vs-apple-itc

In 2011 Google and Apple both spent more money on patents than they did on research and development. The result is stifling innovation instead of encouraging it and, as usual, we, the consumers, have to suffer the consequences in terms of higher prices and limited features.

google-oracle-patent-dispute

When Oracle took Google to court over Android things didn’t turn out so well for it. As you might expect Oracle is not satisfied with an outcome that left them holding a $4 million bill for Google’s court costs. The inevitable appeal has been filed with the United States District Court in California.

apple-vs-samsung

The US trial over patent infringement between Apple and Samsung was big news. Whether you feel Samsung deserved to lose or not, there’s little doubt that the verdict had a big impact. However, any concerns that the long term perception of Samsung’s brand might be damaged can probably be swept aside according to a new poll from YouGov. The charts below are based on YouGov BrandIndex’s Buzz score which is measured by asking consumers the following: “If you’ve heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or by word of mouth, was it positive or…