This case isn’t over though. As mentioned, this was a preliminary ruling. The full commission will be meeting in January to decide if the judges preliminary ruling will stand or be changed. As always, Apple also has an open case going after Samsung for violating several other patents as well. Let us not also forget that Samsung should be filing yet another patent claim against Apple for 4G LTE technology, much like HTC has just done.
The whole thing is just a back and forth battle. While a lot of us would like to see Apple get nailed to the floor for something, it is going to be a tough battle. Personally we’d rather see all parties involved just drop it and move forward. We will keep our eyes peeled for any major developments that award or punish either side. At least we know there won’t be any lack of cases to cover.