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Enterprise software analyst, blogger, author, speaker and executive at IDC focused on emerging trends in the enterprise, which currently includes social, mobile, cloud and the networked business. Formerly a software executive at a wide range of software vendors including Autodesk, PeopleSoft and MRO, Inc and three silicon valley software startups, I moved to the analyst side in 2006. The group I lead at IDC covers CRM, EA, PPM, PLM, SCM, cloud and SaaS, pricing and licensing, and software partners, channels and alliances. Frequently quoted by the press on topics related to enterprise software, social business, enterprise mobility, cloud computing and other emerging enterprise trends. My IDC Profile. LinkedIn Twitter

One response to “Software, IP Protection, Innovation and the Apple – Samsung Verdict”

  1. Rajesh VP

    Althought I certainly agree that it only going to impact customer having different UIs and different learning curve, I think the simple answer would have been to follow the Microsoft way of purchasing the rights to use these features.

    On the other hand, my question is that why Apple have been very quiet not raising this before. Is it that they suddenly realized that they can’t win the war against Samsung or Google on the pricing, developer freedom and even potential features and hence looking at blocking them from being popular.