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Apple has pre-emptively loaded up its LTE patent defense gun against Samsung

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2012, 08:38 posted on

Last week, Apple won a huge victory in court against Samsung as a jury of 9 people decided that the Koreans have infringed on Apple’s patents and should…

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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:25 6

22. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

I know really. Way to stay ahead of the curve fruity company.. Just like that unheard of screen size of 4 inches coming soon.. No other manufacturer will ever have a screen that size. the fruity company is way ahead of its competition. First to come out with a rectangle box that holds parts with rounded corners. And graphic icons with rounded corners, thats also never been seen before. What will you WOW us with next time Mr Wizard?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 08:50 1

6. MartyK (Posts: 923; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

I thought InterDigital has their IP's in 2g thru 3g technology (WCDMA) and most is FRAND?..didn't know they had 4G LTE; interesting.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 08:50 5

7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 04 Sep 2012, 08:51 16

8. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)

So desperate apple you are finally getting a taste of your own unethical business tactics to bite you in the ass

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 08:53 1

10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I am sure by the time samsung sues, they will lose as the patents will become FRAND.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 08:56 9

11. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Only us minority care what Apple is doing, but the majority will continue to purchase the iPhone even if they know Apple killed animals, for example, in order to create the icrap, oops iPhone.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:04 5

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

Yeah, so if the US court system has any consistency they'll throw out any suit Apple brings to bear using these patents because they simply bought them all instead of developing any of the tech themselves.

I think Apple will soon reap what they have sown in these patent disputes. The sooner this s**t ends, the better.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 22:51

79. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Buying existing patents recently didnt help HTC in its case against Apple.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:17 9

18. frydaexiii (Posts: 1473; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Samsung really shouldn't have announced they were going to sue Apple over the new iPhone...

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:23 3

21. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I agree with this.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:36 3

24. joey_sfb (Posts: 6513; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Just show that Samsung is infuriated.

Samsung; "Betrayal!"
(collapse with a knife on his back)

Apple; "Thank you for your generous loads of cash and parts, partner!"

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:18 2

19. Aeires (unregistered)

Over 1200 patents on LTE alone, yep, patent system needs a major overhaul.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:23 10

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

Apple will win again with Judge Koh living by Apple pay checks.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:33 6

23. Diego! (Posts: 669; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

Couldn't agree more! I'm disgusted with Apple products.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:25

29. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

I find it pain atakingly amusing how so many of you "hate" a company and a particular phone. The concept is mindblowing. What did apple do to you personally? Give you gas? Run over your cat? It's a PHONE. Don't buy it and get on with life. You all need to get a life and fast. The best part of this--- apple is doing exactly what they want to do and that is get the hype machine up and running which I'm turns makes the public buy.
Time to find something else in your life to get worked up about.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:47 3

30. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

mate how about you go do some research or just get a life yourself. people are getting annoyed that apple are basically trying to stop other company's innovating and making future products better.

in 5 years if apple get there way we'll see if your still thinking like a immature kid when the only phone available is the overpriced inferior iphone.

see people hear have a life and in that life they enjoy tech so when a company try to stop tech developing they have every right to vioce there opinions.

just like you have every right to comment and sound like a dumbass

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:43

39. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

Don't hate that I own apple shares at $119 a share because they are the biggest and most valuable and powerful company in the world. If you can't beat the best, why not join the best. Get that one mate?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:13 3

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

And your hypocrisy is revealed.

"don't hate on the company I invested in! Waaah!"

You might want to sell your stock in the next year or so. Apple won't reign forever.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:54 8

32. tedkord (Posts: 13502; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

What has Apple done to me? They've driven the price of my smartphone up, stifled the innovation on it, tried to limit my choices as a consumer through product bans. Because of Apple, I pay more for less.

I won't buy it, even as Apple tries to make it the only choice I have as a consumer.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:10 6

35. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

ill go back to a texting phone before i go to an iphone. I will not support a company that subversive, anti-competitive, and abusive to its workers.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:42

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

then you must live on an island.. because the food and the clothes you wear. hmmm you are a fool

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:52 2

43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Could you explain your comment? What it has to do with clothes and food?

Also there is no reason to insult people.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:06 5

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

Congrats, Gallito. You're back for all of twenty minutes and you're already being a jerk.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 15:33 2

62. levvy (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

The real fool is that person who doesn't recognize /doen't even a single intention to encourage the real inventor.
Every part of your "iphone" is developed and buyed and assembled over Eastern Asia.
Have you lost your freaking mind ???
Its better that you settle yourself in a "APPLE Patented i-island"

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:55

69. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

i am a fool in love with an ideal. free trade, low taxes,less government, freedom to do whatever you want as long as it doesnt harm another, marry whom you want, ethical working conditions, and free trade.

Textile companies have been under the microscope for years. Things have improved imensely from where they were. They still suck for most, but they suck less. I dont buy clothing at walmart and I am semi consious of where it comes from though I know we dont have much of a choice.

Mobile makers however have until recently escaped all scrutiny and completely ignored the cries for help from their workers and families. I dont remember Nike having 17 suicides in one year even with as bad as they were.

I may be a fool, but at least I am a fool with an ideal to follow. you however a chicken with its head cut off. Cant see where your going and bumpin into everything.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:46

42. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

Stinks for you eh? Long live Apple. Don't hate, innovate!

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:57 1

46. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

The company you hold stock in should value your words.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:46 1

66. tedkord (Posts: 13502; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

If only they would.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 22:53

81. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Ya know....you didnt have to read any of this or post here.

Just saying.

Btw....root for/against a sports team? Same scenario. It is what it is.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:51 3

31. tedkord (Posts: 13502; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Apple may have much bigger worries than Samsung's LTE patents. (Along with AOL, YouTube, Google, Ebay, Facebook, etc...)

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