What do you get when a company fiercely fights another for market share and starts going into “evil genius” mode? Nobody knows, but Samsung nearly hit the nail on the head lately in its fight with Apple, almost successfully banning its products from U.S. soil. What would Occupy Wall Street do without their iPhones to take pictures of police officers beating the living crap out of them?
Yes, in a showdown with Apple over patents, Samsung won a case against the mega iPhone producer, which would have resulted in the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 being banned from sale (at least in the U.S.). Notice how I said “would have.” That’s because Obama came to the rescue yesterday and suspended his ban-happy behavior for a second to override the potential ban on these Apple products. He vetoed the crap out of this move, and rightfully so. We don’t often see eye-to-eye, but this time he’s done the right thing, preventing a ban on the product and keeping competition alive. Too bad he doesn’t do this more often.
I’m not one to take the side of Apple usually, but when it comes to having its products banned, I am even less of a fan of that. This cat fight between Samsung and Apple is just a part of their very complicated relationship. Some of Apple’s products’ parts are produced by Samsung.
It’s like if I gave you a kidney one day and, the next day, I’d sue your ass because you’re copying my body. Weird, right? Welcome to the world of intellectual property!