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After Verizon, T-Mobile also backs up Samsung against Apple in the patent wars

After Verizon, T-Mobile also backs up Samsung against Apple in the patent wars
T-Mobile has filed a brief of amicus curiae, an opinion from a 3rd party, with the Californian court where Apple's patent infringement lawsuit hearing against Samsung will be held October 13.

The content of the motion is backing up Samsung against Apple, with almost the same arguments that Verizon used when it filed its own piece in Samsung's defense - that a ban on its products will mean stifling competition, slowing the pace of US wireless broadband innovation against the government guidelines, and ultimately job losses for Americans. 

T-Mobile is also saying that an eventual ban will affect its operations, since it has already prepared for sales and marketing of the Galaxy S 4G and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, two of the allegedly infringing products. Apple is banking on a technicality in an attempt to dismiss Verizon's filing, which it might use against T-Mobile, too, or it will be filing a response by October 6 otherwise.

source: FOSSPatents


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posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:08 15

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7116; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh f**k yes! Yes, I know this won't have any real legal weight, but this is kickass. First Verizon and now T-Mobile, literally DAYS after T-Mobile very publicly said that they were wishing for the iPhone. This is fantastic news!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:09 17

2. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the first thing to ever unite the carriers.. stopping apple. the enemy of my enemy is my freind.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:13 4

4. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


how about don't be a douche bag and try to rule the world through court filings.... are you listening apple.
besides it was only a matter of time till apple would get tag teamed. play with fire and you eventually get burned

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:31

22. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkllftzAq8w
My sprint speeds

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:25 13

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Carriers Unite! Manufacturers Unite! OSs Unite! Countries Unite!!!! FIGHT THE EVIL FORCES OF THE APPLE EMPIRE!!!!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:38 3

9. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


alright kid go do your homework now.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:28 4

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Indeed.

"Verizon [Sniggly]: [Over Radio] T-Mobile, this is Sniggly. Apple's an economic hero corporation now. It's got all your patents and it's got a blank check. Give me what you've got on Apple, and I'll take care of the rest.
[no answer]
Verizon: I know you can hear me on this channel, T-Mobile. You and I both know you won't last a week.
T-Mobile: And neither will you.
Verizon: T-Mobile... You ever hear the old saying, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend"?
T-Mobile: Verizon, one day you're going to find that cuts both ways... Apple is using site Infinite loop, Cupertino. You know where it is. I'll see you in hell. The reception there is better.
Verizon: Looking forward to it. Give my regards to AT&T if you get there first.

:D

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:38 4

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7116; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Of course ya gotta credit Remixfa as T-Mobile. Make Whateverman Verizon as he's still working for them. I just got hired at Best Buy, so I'm more like the honorable mercenary playing all sides until an Oscar winning quip makes me decide to do what I knew was right the whole time. ;)

Still, funny post. You made my morning ilia. :)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:50 3

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Yeah I just remembered you quit the Big Red some time ago. :P

Still - you are our spiritual father when it comes to resisting Apple. Remixfa is the Grand General. Whatevermen and SuperEvo are Major Generals. I would be a spy amongst the enemy camp providing the resistance with support from the inside. :)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:38 3

34. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


last i heard, the devil was waiting for steve jobs.. apparently he was a little miffed when he bought an i4 and found out that he couldnt get it to call anyone without a case on it. the whole "your holding it wrong" fiasco just reserved him a spot in the 7th circle.


and im being funny, anyone that thinks im wishing steve-o dead or any kind of lunacy can just STFU before u say anything... lol

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:42 1

29. snowgator (Posts: 3237; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Ya'll make me amused. My wife wonders why I troll on P.A. so much. I just do not know if she would appreciate it as much. :-)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:11

3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Is ATT will follow suits?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:14 2

5. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


somehow i doubt it will.... those 2 have been buddy buddy for way too long

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:08 2

15. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


I really doubt it, AT&T still banks too much on the iPhone, remember when they said they would never sell Android devices? If AT&T does go to back up Samsung, I'd be very surprised.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:41

23. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Yeah and how is that never selling Android working out for AT&T...oh yeah they DO sell Andriod devices
AT&T is trying like hell to convince the US government that they are all for competition and not about limiting choices and creating monopolies, it would be in their best intrest for their merger hopes to come out against Apples' anti competition hopes and dreams.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:43

30. snowgator (Posts: 3237; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


With all the problems AT&T is having with the D.O.J.??? They might file support for Apple, just cause they can...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:34

8. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


It's is hilarious how ppl on this board root for apples downfall. Is it how successful they are that bothers yall. I'm sorry but I'm sure Apple didn't just wake up and say let's sue Samsung. Obviously none of yall own patents because if you did you'd do the same thing as Apple. Protect your investment to the fullest. I've stated before that I could care less but yall act like Samsung gives a rats ass about yall.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:39 2

11. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


only a ibot would think that the comments are for apple's downfall.

in fact, i wish apple well.. i just wish they would change a few things about the company ,like their human rights violations. There is no benefit to "apple failing". What I want to happen is for the lawsuits and bullying to end. If apple was suing everyone for patent infringement, i wouldnt be saying anything about it. They arent. They judicial bullying

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:26

18. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Sorry but I don't dance to apples tune nor any other companies. I buy what I want, when I want by whoever I want. For instance, let's say a company came along and made a video game console called a gamestation and it looked just like a ps3, you think Sony would just be like no problem. They would sue the heck outta that company. I have a galaxy s and say whatcha want but it looks just like my iPhone. Stop being in denial, Samsung blatantly copied Apple. I don't give a crap but its true. BTW you respond to every Apple posting, so who really is a ibot.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 20:20

39. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if you pay attention, i respond to almost every posting on PA, not just apple ones.. not just android ones. ALL of them. I didnt know I had to be in a certain club to post on certain threads.

Ive stated before that elements do look similar. It looks like a large 3GS to me. The icons do look similar in some instances. But you know what? it runs a completely different OS, they dont intersect at any other points other than a few minor design things, they are not going out of their way to make you think that an android phone is really an iOS phone.
Its NOT the same as say the ability to sideload iOS apps illegally.

BTW, I would say sony doesnt have a standing either. Looking similar and being the same are not the same thing. Unless you have a patent for that design your crying over, you dont have a lawsuit.

And again, apple isnt suing for royalties like everyone else does, they are suing to ban competition all together. That is despicable. That is what a low life does. If you cant compete, sue them out of the arena.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:05

14. theone (unregistered)


Im not rooting for thier downfall IM just glad other companies are taking notice to the REAL truth of them wanting to ban their biggest competition. They arent targeting LG nor Android they are targeting Samsung a manufacturer whos sales volume as increased greatly and realistically pose the largest threat to Apple versus besides HTC. Frankly if anyone is against the tmobile and atat merger under the false guise of reducing competition EVERYONE should be backing samsung......not sure why Google isnt playing its hand more in these proceedings its operating system outside of the falsified design stealing claims is a big part here not Samsung

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:18

17. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


No one is rooting for Apple's down fall, we're gust happy to see that people are standing up against them. Apple is suing manufacturers that make Android devices in an indirect attack on Google and Android.

Yes there's protecting your patents, but then there's using your broad "cover-everything-under-the-sun" patents that Apple loves to create. The carriers know that the Samsung products are popular and not selling them would severely hamper their business.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:25

21. applesauce (unregistered)


I'm rooting for apple's downfall.... McDonald's and GM's too, while we're at it... Let other companies with better business practices and honestly-good products take their places

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:57 1

33. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Actually for me things like threatening a kid and his parents for selling white iPhone conversion kits they bought online from foxconn and were doing it as a school project on entreprenurial enterprises. Or threatening an Austrailian retailer for selling the Galaxy Tab when an injuction hasn't been ordered or a court case settled. These are the disgusting things this disgusting company called Apple does that makes people hate them so.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:15

16. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Everybody is bored by apple, customers and carriers

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:38

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


All we need is Sprint to back them up. And forget AT&T they love their iPhone.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:41

25. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


yes apple how does it feel you as$holes

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:12

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


t- mobile bah.. crappy company.. that will disapear along with those annoying commercial about that skank...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:21

28. corporateJP (Posts: 1570; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Coming from the retard with the chicken avatar.

Go muddle in some traffic...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:49

31. Sniggly (Posts: 7116; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Wow! Skank?! Just who the F.UCK do you think you are, Gallito? Even for trolling that's a truly d**k thing to say!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:51

32. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


gallito deep inside you are a homo..

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 17:11

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ohhhhh reallly.... really.....really???.... deep inside?... a homo?....dude will let that slide as I know you cant possibly this dumb. and stupid... ok...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 20:22

40. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no... you probably are. we know your stupid, cant make a complete sentence, and never have a point...
but seeing how you just got all blustered over being called a homosexual, I am starting to think you protest too much.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 16:42

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow guys calm down... is true T-mobile will be bought... wil merge with ATT as far as the skank.. well she is.. those commercial are dumb and tasteless... and have you seen all the men apprearing in all those commercial.. she is a skank....

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 18:11

38. Sniggly (Posts: 7116; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Seriously, go f**k yourself right now. You're not funny. I never want to hear you say that kind of bulls**t again.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 20:23

41. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


starting to think gallito is mad because she looks better in a dress than he does.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:20

27. corporateJP (Posts: 1570; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


This one doesn't suprise me like the Verizon one did.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 16:21

35. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


YEAH APPLE! Eat those $hitty apples!

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