Regardless Of Latest Verdict, Samsung Has Already Won The Battle With Apple

Ina Fried | Re/Code | April 30, 2014

The jury is still out on the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial, but Samsung has already won the larger battle...When the iPhone was introduced in 2007, Samsung’s U.S. smartphone market share was about 10 percent. By mid-2010 it had dropped to about half that level. By 2013, Samsung had more than rebounded, nabbing nearly a third of the U.S. market in some quarters.

For all its legal victories, including a roughly $1 billion verdict in the last patent trial, Samsung has continued to grow its share of the smartphone market, both in the U.S. and globally.

Apple’s best shot to slow Samsung’s growth through legal action would have been if it were able to get some injunctions that kept Samsung products off the market or at least forced them to change some of the features Apple claims were illegal copies...