Where the Apple-Samsung decision really hit a nerve

Poll respondents and editorial writers express disapproval


The Wall Street Journal this morning has polling data that backs up earlier anecdotal reports regarding how Apple's billion-dollar legal victory over Samsung is being received in the court of public opinion - South Korea's court of public opinion.

As might be expected, support for Apple's position and tactics appears mighty weak on Samsung's home turf. (Interestingly enough, though, the opinions of South Koreans regarding the legal matter also appear to be influenced a great deal by whether they are carrying a smartphone made by Samsung or one made by Apple.)

And if that snapshot of discontent toward the decision isn't enough for you, try reading this doozy of an editorial in the Korean JoongAng Daily:

It was hardly surprising: A jury in San Jose, California, delivering a one-sided verdict for Apple over Samsung Electronics in a legal battle over smartphone technology. It is the "American style" of doing things when their interests are threatened. It is the yardstick Americans have stuck to in every economic and business battle. Anything that Americans are not tops at is evil and dangerous.

And you thought the U.S. patent system was unpopular here.

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