Pass the costs along

Marco commenting on the fallout from the Apple v Samsung trial:

Unoriginal manufacturers will need to pay for their unoriginality. The most reasonable course of action, therefore, is to truly innovate and design products that aren’t such close copies.

I fail to see how consumers lose.

Its completely possible to innovate in the mobile & tablet space. 2 companies, in my eyes, have achieved this. Microsoft with Windows 8 and Palm/HP with WebOS. Unfortunately for Palm and WebOS they didn't last long enough to see their impact.