It looks like Apple just suffered an important legal defeat to Samsung in its battle over patents. The interesting point of this article is that because of these patent wars, technology companies are divesting large amounts of resources to defend themselves rather than advancing their innovations. 

In 2014, Samsung paid Apple $119.6 million in damages for infringing on three Apple patents.

Vivek Wadhwa explains that patent litigation rarely does the world any good. Indeed lawsuits like this would be fatal to any startup to be.

The key of the new ruling is that it may stop tech patent wars. It may allow innovation to thrive and young companies to build on each other's ideas, and constantly reinvent themselves.