So ponders the Korea Times.

Apparently jurors should have shrugged off what the KT has twice this week claimed to be a verdict based on patriotism, because, in fact, “Samsung contributes a lot to the US economy.

If the jury believed it was patriotic in its $1 billion verdict in favor of Apple over Samsung Electronics, it might be wrong.

“Apple may be the pride of the United States and Americans. But when you think about real economic effects, you can’t say Apple is better than Samsung,’’ said Park Hyun from local brokerage Tong Yang Investment, Tuesday.

I don’t know about that. And I don’t know about the rest of you Miguks, but about the only American business I can say was ever a source of “pride” for me was the Kool-Aid company when I was ten or eleven years old and the SF Giants franchise which has been a sporadic source of both pride and misery.

The article then tills the quote archive, offering up Cali governor Jerry Brown speaking of the recent expansion of a Samsung R&D facility in San Jose —within a stones-throw of Apple’s Cupertino digs.

“Samsung’s expansion in California is great news and it further strengthens the state’s role as a world leader in innovation,’’ said Brown in a statement. “Here’s a case where government and business work together and everyone benefits.’’


In contrast, Apple invested $500 million to build a data center in North Carolina that has just 100 full-time employees, while it was hiring more than 200,000 people outside the United States.

And while you’re working at halting the export of Silicon Valley data management jobs to North Carolina and assembly line jobs to China, America, as a country, should reform a judicial system that puts complex decisions in the hands of the unsophisticated masses.

This highly complex dispute was decided by a jury rather than a judge and jurors tend to issue more generous awards for patent violations, according to experts.