Via his always excellent Foss Patents blog, Florian Mueller on Samsung’s suspicious “victory” today in South Korean court:
Even the 2:1 score in Samsung’s favor is noticeably inconsistent with the track record these companies have against each other in litigation in countries in which neither one is headquartered. In such neutral countries, Samsung has won zero — ZERO — injunctions so far. It has failed miserably in Germany (three times already), in France, in Italy, and in the Netherlands. Now, all of a sudden, it wins two injunctions in a country in which about 20% of the GDP depends on the Samsung group (compared to that percentage, Apple means nothing to the U.S. economy).
And now all eyes turn to California and the jury of nine people deliberating Apple v. Samsung. While California is home territory for Apple, there’s a much better chance of an impartial judgment.