Mark Cuban chastises U.S. patent system following Apple v. Samsung verdict

Mark Cuban has taken to Twitter to chastise the U.S. patent system in wake of the verdict in the Apple v. Samsung trial late last week. Cuban used his account on the social networking site to respond to the trial by criticizing Apple's lawsuit and its decision to sue Samsung.

In his tweets, Cuban began by criticizing Apple's decision to sue Samsung while noting he was an Apple customer himself. Cuban then went on to imply that Apple has a history of copying other companies, such as Xerox. Samsung's interface similarities in its Android products compared to Apple's iOS interface were, of course, at the heart of the two companies' recent lawsuit.

Following these statements, Cuban went on to chastise the current U.S. patent system, implying it's created an environment where only slightly original interfaces and designs can be patented, unlike previous decades. Shortly thereafter, Cuban left Apple with a slight parting shot for its use of the patent system.

Cuban had also responded to other Twitter users who disagreed with his stance on the lawsuit, but those tweets appear to have been removed from his profile.

While Cuban is best known as the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, he’s also an entrepreneur who made his fortune selling dot-com startup to Yahoo! for approximately $5.7 billion in 1999. Additionally, Cuban invests in many technology-centric startups and is the founder and owner of AXS TV (formerly known as HDNet).

Source: Mark Cuban (Twitter)

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