Tim Cook calls Apple's win over Samsung an important day for Apple and innovators

As the tech media continues to analyze the reprecussions of Apple's legal victory over Samsung, you better believe that the folks over at Apple couldn't be happier.

As the tech media continues to analyze the reprecussions of Apple's legal victory over Samsung, you better believe that the folks over at Apple couldn't be happier. Indeed, in the wake of the jury's favorable verdict, Apple today filed an injunction against 8 accused Samsung devices, including the popular Galaxy S II.

Worth nothing in all of this is an email Tim Cook sent out to corporate employees late last week where the Apple CEO explained the important implications of the jury's verdict.

Today was an important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere.

Many of you have been closely following the trial against Samsung in San Jose for the past few weeks. We chose legal action very reluctantly and only after repeatedly asking Samsung to stop copying our work. For us this lawsuit has always been about something much more important than patents or money. It’s about values. We value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. And we do this to delight our customers, not for competitors to flagrantly copy.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the jury who invested their time in listening to our story. We were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than we knew.

The jury has now spoken. We applaud them for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.

I am very proud of the work that each of you do.

Today, values have won and I hope the whole world listens.

Tim

As I've explained before, while detractors may say that this is a judgement that will adversely affect innovation, remember that Apple sued Samsung precisely because they chose to copy rather than innovate. This case, contrary to what Samsung might have you believe, was about Samsung's all encompassing efforts to mimic an exorbitant number of iPhone features.

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