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Tim Cook Addresses Apple Employees After Lawsuit Victory

Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed corporate Apple employees tonight after the massive win from their patent litigation against Samsung. The email, republished by 9to5Mac, is quoted here:
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
A jury found that Samsung had willfully infringed on both Apple's patents and trade dress for the iPhone and issued a verdict of over $1 billion in damages to be paid to Apple.

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25 months ago
That must be Tim's face right now...

Rating: 98 Votes
25 months ago
It's about time justice had been served. :apple:





Rating: 90 Votes
25 months ago
Steve would have been proud of Tim. Tried to work it out with Samsung but when they would not come to terms, he nailed them.
Rating: 76 Votes
25 months ago
Pic of Steve reading the email in the after life....

Rating: 61 Votes
25 months ago
Rock on Tim!!
Rating: 52 Votes
25 months ago
don't worry Tim Cook, you have all our ears. As majority here are Apple fans. :D

Party time Apple! ^_^

You deserve this glorious moment! Live it! ;D
Rating: 41 Votes
25 months ago

I wonder if there will be a celebration with cake and ice cream at Apple on Monday? :D


Hopefully not icecream sandwiches, though.
Rating: 35 Votes
25 months ago

Were Apple fans. I love all my Apple products, but I am now done with this company that is trying to sue there way into a monopoly. I will keep what I have, but will not be purchasing anything new from them. I know I will get negative comments since I didn't give Apple praise, and the faithful do not look past the :apple: symbol.


They aren't trying to sue their way to a monopoly. They are simply protecting themselves against being double-crossed by one of their biggest suppliers (Samsung) and a former board member (Google).

Apple entered into cross-licensing agreements with Microsoft on the Surface, which to me presents a bigger threat to the iPad than all the Android tablets put together. I think they are OK with fair competition, but don't like it when "partners" turn on them the way Samsung did.
Rating: 34 Votes
25 months ago
Says it all....
Rating: 31 Votes
25 months ago
Keep innovation protected.
Rating: 28 Votes

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