Tim Cook Addresses Apple Employees After Lawsuit Victory

cook hero20110204Apple 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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jav6454 Avatar
155 months ago
That must be Tim's face right now...

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east85 Avatar
155 months ago
It's about time justice had been served. :apple:





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3N16MA Avatar
155 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.
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Technarchy Avatar
155 months ago
Pic of Steve reading the email in the after life....

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155 months ago
Rock on Tim!!
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iSengKin Avatar
155 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
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