Apple co-founder does not agree with Samsung’s $1 billion patent defeat

¬†Looks like Steve Wozniak is not happy with Apple’s Android war. Found this interesting piece of news on gadgets.ndtv.com.

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Author: Gaurav Shukla

Samsung suffered a major defeat in a patent lawsuit with Apple last month. It was ordered to pay Apple $1 billion in damages, when jury found it copying Cupertino-based company’s products. While Apple’s current CEO Tim Cook was pretty pleased with it, company co-founder Steve Wozniak is not.

It was the crusade of other Apple founder Steve Jobs that he wanted to wage a thermonuclear war on Android. He famously complained that he felt Google had copied Apple’s iPhone and vowed to destroy Android. Part for the same war, Apple is suing almost all the major Android manufacturers for infringing its design and software patents. Apart from the decision against Samsung, it has not got any other major victories around the globe.

While Jobs was fine with the idea of crushing the patent infringers, Wozniak thinks otherwise. “I hate it,” Wozniak told Bloomberg when asked about the patent fights between Apple and Samsung.

He is even sure that the $1 billion decision of California court will be rolled back in appeal. “I don’t think the decision of California will hold. And I don’t agree with it — very small things I don’t really call that innovative.

“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,” he added.

While, Woz’s wishes might come true in a utopian world, it is highly unlikely that it will happen in our world. However, we did hear about the reports of Tim Cook talking to Google CEO Larry Page to get to a solution for the patent disputes, but nothing is official till now.

Apple, which is the world’s most-valuable company right now, was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 in a California garage. Its relations with Google were quite decent and search giant’s current Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was even on Apple’s board, but everything went south when Google decided to launch Android.