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Apple had lawyers send letters to retailers to halt sales of certain Samsung products

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Apple had lawyers send letters to retailers to halt sales of certain Samsung products
Committing an action that Samsung considered to be so devious that the Korean based manufacturer called it "menacing," in late June and in early July Apple followed up on the preliminary injunction motions granted by Judge Lucy Koh against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and Samsung GALAXY Nexus by sending letters to retailers telling them to halt sales of the devices. Apple's letter also adds that retailers should not import, offer to sell or sell not only the offending Samsung products, but also products made by other companies acting "in concert" with Samsung.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

Since the letters went out, Judge Koh's decision on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus has been stayed by a U.S. Federal Appeals Court meaning that retailers do not have to abide by Apple's letter when it comes to the handset. Regardless of  any stay, Samsung believes that retailers should have the right to sell its inventory and called the letters "menacing". While the original ruling on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 by Judge Koh ordering an injunction on the tablet was upheld by the Appeals Court, the device is still for sale at locations like Sam's Club which said it is evaluating the court order.

It certainly sounds like the wireless industry's version of the Hatfields and McCoys are taking things to the next level.

source: TheVerge via Phandroid

 
Letter from Apple's attorneys to retailers
Letter from Apple's attorneys to retailers

Letter from Apple's attorneys to retailers


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posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:25 29

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


not again... why must apple sue evrything samsung does...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:28 65

4. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)


Because Samsung innovates and brings good products, which is a threat to Apple since they don't understand the term nor like to compete.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:36 16

7. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


lolo +1 to tht amazing comment :D

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 01:27 9

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If iApple sent the 'cease and desist' letters out after the Appeals court stayed enforcement of the injunction, Sammy would be within their rights to file a motion for forfeiture of the bond that iApple had to post to get the injunction. While Sammy might not succeed in getting a forfeiture decision, they should at least get an award of sanctions against iApple for the under-handed deeds.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 08:36

65. borganwa (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Samsung Electronics manufactures Apple's A5 processor. If Apple bans Samsung to sell their products, Samsung should stop manufacturing Apple's A5

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 11:45

66. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


the comment with the most thumbs-up i've ever seen yet..

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 05:27 9

31. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Judge is totally crazy by Apple money.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 09:38 2

49. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


You forget to mention they also recieve free iphones/ipods as part of the deal.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 09:49 3

50. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


C'mon, we know all know better than that. Apple wouldn't give anything away for free, the judge still had to buy their products at retail cost.

Apple and free don't play well with each other.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 09:50 1

51. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I wonder did Apple send a revised letter after Samsung appealed the G Nex...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:25 24

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bad apple with worms coming out.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:27 48

3. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


apple to sue Sir Newton for using apple to discover gravity

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:02 9

32. xperator (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


I just made an account to thumbs up your comment and to tell you I literally fell down from chair because I laughed so much xD

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:21 2

33. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


aaw...!! thanks

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:36 3

38. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Effin hilarious!

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 09:38 4

48. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


And for stealing the name "Newton" too. Why couldn't he innovate his own name? ;-p

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:29 5

5. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


buy apple a day keeps layers away

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:34 15

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I want to cry on how messed up the tech industry is right now.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:44 10

8. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I was upset at first but Apple will never catch up to Android. Can anyone imagine Apple still suing Android 2 years from now with an iPhone 5S on the market? Apple is going to use that new screen size to death and the iPad will not change much due to the Retina display. So let them makes fools out of themselves while Android brings people what they want. People will talk with their wallets.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:47 9

9. kanagadeepan (Posts: 943; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


I wonder when will the half-eaten rotten fruit will stop its iTrolls??? Apple should know that NOT all people in the world are sheep, to accept whatever disgusting acts they are doing is correct....

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:48 11

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)


- What does a Galaxy Tab look like?

- What?

- What country are you from?

- What? What? Wh - ?

- "What" ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in What?

- What?

- English, motherf**ker, do you speak it?

- Yes! Yes!

- Then you know what I'm sayin'!

- Yes!

- Describe what the Galaxy Tab looks like!

- It's... It's flat...

- Go on.

- It's got a screen on it.

- Does it look like an iPad?

- What?

- *gunshot* DOES IT LOOK LIKE AN IPAD?

- No!

- Then why did you ban it as if it was an iPad?

We know the rest :D

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 00:38 10

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I just heard that exchange in Sammy Jackson's and Matt Broderick's voices. Laughed my ass off. :D

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:42 3

43. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lolol. thanks, as soon as you said that, i "heard" that whole conversation. :)

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 01:58 2

26. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Unfortunately Samuel L. Jackson is one of them

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:36 2

40. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Still funny though lol.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:36 2

39. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Awesome man. Started my day with a good laugh!

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 09:37

47. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Thanks. :)

It's good to be back after a week of absence due to a BSODed PC. :D

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 12:04 3

58. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


SAY WHAT ONE MORE MOTHER F*CKING TIME!!

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:56 7

11. PhoneBug (Posts: 14; Member since: 29 May 2012)


Its as if Apple thinks it has a non-compete clause signed with every competetor in the mobile industry

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:59 12

12. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


There are many things but I must say that is pretty dirty even for a corporation. I do not approve of Apple's actions at all.

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