A Quick Note Regarding the Apple-Samsung Verdict

Truth be told, I hadn’t been following the trial that closely. I’m just not into the legal aspects of the tech industry. Having said that, I think the verdict reflects the following sentiments from Steve Jobs, which he shared at the original iPhone’s introduction at the Macworld 2007 keynote:

We’re going to touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal. It works like magic. You don’t need a stylus. It’s far more accurate than any touch display that’s ever been shipped. It ignores unintended touches, it’s super-smart. You can do multi-finger gestures on it. And boy, have we patented it.

And:

We’ve been innovating like crazy the last few years on this, and we’ve filed for over 200 patents for all the inventions in iPhone. And we intend to protect them.

So the jury felt Apple’s innovations were worth protecting, and rightfully so.

(Quotations via MG Siegler, found here and here.)