It's one thing to get criticized by a bunch of fan boy foreigners, but quite another for a hometown newspaper call you out for your crimes and the condemnation is fairly emphatic — Samsung stop copying Apple

It’s one thing to get criticized by a bunch of fan boy foreigners, but quite another for a hometown newspaper to call you out for your crimes and the condemnation is fairly emphatic. In this case, it’s ‘Samsung stop copying Apple.’ Burn. And, the kicker here is that the newspaper in question, JoongAng Daily, was founded by Lee Byung-chul, founder of the Samsung Group.

In a piece tellingly entitled Moving from disciple to master, Korea’s JoongAng Daily has some rather straight-forward advice for Samsung in the wake of Apple’s overwhelming patent verdict victory:

What the case highlights is that originality is the key to survival in this cut-throat industry. Copying and clever upgrading are no longer viable, as companies become increasingly protective of their inventions and patent rights.

Samsung must reinvent itself as a first-mover, despite the huge risks involved in acting as a pioneer, if it hopes to beat the competition.

Again, JoongAng Daily isn’t just another newspaper — Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul created it back in the ’60s.

When your friends and relatives harsh on you, in print, for the whole wide world to see, it’s time to shape up and shape up fast. Samsung stop copying Apple, now…

What’s your take?

4 COMMENTS
  1. Well its a start. But they did not call our the south korean court for making their country the first to allow FRAND patents to be use for injunctive relief.

  2. The entire article does not says, “Samsung copied APPLE”
    They “benchmarked” and “followed” succesful business model.
    Everyone do. Even Apple did it.
    In fact, Samsung did not copy. Unless Samsung stole lines of code from Apple servers, they didn’t steal anything
    They borrowed Google created OS.

  3. And then there’s the fact that many of Samsung’s putative infringements aren’t even its creations – they are a product of Google’s Android operating system. Features like pinch to zoom and “bouncing” are Android features, not Samsung features. The difference is, Google gives its software away for free, while Samsung makes money out of the package of phone plus operating system. That makes Samsung much easier to sue.

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