Steve Wozniak breaks with Apple over the $1B Samsung verdict
by Tecca@Today in Tech. Posted on September 14, 2012, Friday
It’s hard not to be happy over winning $1 billion dollars, even if the windfall came from a controversial court case.
But not everyone at the world’s largest company is happy about the verdict that Samsung copied Apple’s design: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak went on record today with Bloomberg saying, “I don’t think the decision of California will hold,” adding that he doesn’t believe Samsung deserved to lose its case.
Recently, smartphone patent wars between Apple and Samsung have gone nuclear, with companies filing numerous suits and court requests that phones be banned from sale.
But while former Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have had a bloodlust for taking down Google, his former partner Steve Wozniak doesn’t. “I hate it,” says Woz of the constant patent fights.
“I wish everybody would just agree to exchange all the patents and everybody can build the best forms they want to use everybody’s technologies.”
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