Apple recently won a massive lawsuit against tech competitor Samsung claiming a multitude of patent and copyright infringements on a number of their technologies. What this ultimately lead to was a settlement of over a billion dollars, which on the surface doesn't seen all that detrimental to a company valued at over $150B. What might however be slightly more damaging to the relative newcomer to the mobile segment is what it means for their products right now, and years down the road. It is obvious to see where a lot of the speculation came from for the lawsuit to be launched, and now some of those similar technologies may no longer be allowed to compete.
There is a list of products that have been targeted by Apple to get removed from shelves across North America and eventually the world as a result of the verdict that was handed down. The list can be seen above, and focuses mostly on the insanely popular Galaxy series of phones, which have helped the brand gain serious traction in the industry. Like I said, early this not only effects the current line of product but those that are in development, and products that are to be released years from now. Samsung will have to take a lot of their products back a stage or two in order to figure out ways around the patent protection that Apple now has firmly in place. The question now is, how will the company respond? Let us know your thoughts via our Facebook and Twitter pages.