Instead of winning the sales race against Apple by making better products, Samsung is content to leave a trail of criminal theft, abuse, falsehoods, and convictions to make a profit. Maybe Samsung needs to experience a boycott?
Slapping The Wrist
Remember last year when Apple won a nearly $1-billion judgement against Samsung for patent infringement? It was a slap on the wrist.
Wait. When is a $1-billion fine a minor thing? When it’s worth only 16-days of Samsung’s annual profits for the year.
In another judgement Samsung was found guilty of divulging details of Apple’s patent licensing deal with Nokia.
The penalty? Fines? Censure? Legal fees? Samsung was admonished by the judge with a stern look and not-so-public knowledge of the company’s misdeeds.
One of my favorite writers, Phillip Elmer-DeWitt, listed a number of Samsung’s problems in a Fortune article. Give it a read and you may think different about Samsung.
It’s only a partial list of crimes and misdeeds, of course, but it’s a clear indication that Samsung will do absolutely anything– theft, lies, bribes, fraud and more– to win. After being convicted so many times for clear and public violations has Samsung changed?
What will add a touch of humble pie to Korea’s copycat tech giant?
How about a boycott of Samsung products?
Even that harsh measure has problems. Apple has plenty of Samsung parts in iPhone and iPad and who knows what else. How about this? If it has a Samsung logo you can see, don’t buy it. Samsung appears to be taunting competitors and the courts with a steady stream of illegal deeds.
Still, every little bit helps, so if there’s a Samsung logo that I can see on a product, I’m not buying it.