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Apple request to halt U.S. sales of Samsung Galaxy products denied

Apple request to halt U.S. sales of Samsung Galaxy products denied
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose refused to grant Apple's request to stop U.S. sales of Samsung Galaxy products. Specifically, the Cupertino based company was asking for a halt on sales of the Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Infuse 4G and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet. The latter has been banned from sales in Germany and in Australia although that might be changing. A court in Australia reversed the ban, which has been extended until December 9th to determine if Apple can appeal the reversal. In Germany, Samsung redesigned the tablet to make it appear less similar to the Apple iPad. The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N is the name of the redesigned device in Germany, which Apple is also trying to have banned.

In her ruling, Judge Koh said that it was not clear that Apple would not be harmed even if she awarded the preliminary injunction against Samsung and the four products named in the suit. The Judge added that the case is not over and as she previously noted, Apple will probably be able to prove that Samsung infringed on at least one Apple patent with the Korean manufacturer's tablet. She did add that Apple still needs to prove the validity of the patent, which it has yet to do.

An Apple spokeswoman, Kristin Huguet, reiterated that Samsung's "blatant copying is wrong" while Samsung issued no comment after the ruling. The legal battle between the two tech titans is now situated in 10 countries, spanning 20 separate cases. The whole legal battle started in April when Apple sued Samsung claiming that the Galaxy line of mobile devices copied the look and feel of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad.

source: Reuters via AppleInsider

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posted on 03 Dec 2011, 04:12 22

1. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


maybe the judge didnt get the memo on apple's "approved" competitior designs? How dare she not allow apple to ban anyone that uses a square, bezel, or a white or a dark color!

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 10:17 10

17. bsilva1182 (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


last time i checked the droid charge looks nothing like that stupid piece of crap iphone, its not even rectangular

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 11:49 10

20. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yes, but apple said that they shouldnt have the screen centered in the front bezel either, because only apple should do that.. lol ridiculous company.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 04:17 19

2. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


All this really is getting ridiculous, I mean there is a limit to how far Apple can b**ch about Samsung's products being successful.

Granted, it wasn't exactly the smartest thing for Sammy to do, with the menu button placed squarely in the center, but this is completely insane.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:07 11

23. robinrisk (unregistered)


Samsung had that center button in phones before the original iPhone.

It was on an ugly ass phone, i´ll give you that, but the center button was not invented nor is property of apple.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 19:59 6

39. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


fanboys forget that phones existed before apple.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 04:27 9

3. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This is funny as hell. So I have to ask: is Apple in the right anymore now that their requests are being denied?

I think I already know what answers I'm going to get, and from who.

Good work, Samsung.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 11:50 4

21. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Really? So you rather them copy Apple instead of be innovative?

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:05 6

22. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I would rather they be innovative. However, I would rather see them evolve their products to be less like Apple's without being banned for vague resemblances. They didn't copy Apple enough to deserve to be kicked out of the market.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:43 1

24. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Ok but can you be even handed and be upset with Samsung for copying. Anyone that has two eyes and an open mind can see Samsung is copying Apple.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 13:16 4

31. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I was annoyed with them copying the elements from Apple that they did, because I sincerely think that Samsung can do better (after all, this IS the company that came out with the Alias and Alias 2, both awesome phones). However, I don't think they blatantly copied Apple to the degree that anyone need be angry with them. Hell, even their commercials now aim to differentiate their products from the iPhone.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 15:25 5

35. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


or any troll that keeps getting banned with a half dozen fake names, eh taco?

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 15:24 3

34. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


miz, what hasnt samsung innovated? apple uses samsung parts.. samsung isnt using apple parts.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 15:35 3

37. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


You mean like when Steve Jobs said “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

With video:http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/03/05/steve-jobs-shameless-stealing-great-ideas/

So why is it ok for Apple and not anyone else?

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 05:10 21

4. bbblader (Posts: 581; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Apple Board: We must think of a ridiculous idea to bash every Android/WP7/Symbian/Bada/Blackberry device from around the world so we can have all the money and fame for ourselfs!
Judge: Apple you went too far GTFO!
Samsung Board: Nuff Said
People: Apple is getting ridiculous!
iPeople: You normal people are far from our supirior Apple products!When will you learn that what Apple does its best for everyone!
Me: Cut the f**king crap nothing should be banned if people in the region want it more that the stupid iApple s**ts.
Apple: Look we made a new revolutionary product! Its called the iDoor!It opens and closes!

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 05:37 1

5. shifu (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


"take that take that"- P diddy voice

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:50

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao!

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 05:57 12

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


So there is justice at last

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 06:16 8

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


cApple is a new word for crazy Apple inc. tried to banned the sale of Samsung Galaxy line in the World because of similar looked and feel of cApple products. How about cApple used and paid cheap for Samsung components for 4 years and sold high made billions dollars in profit, cApple should said Thank you to Samsung instead of filed Laws suits for similar looked.

Any companies that supplied and assembled for cApple will be suing by cApple in the future.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 06:28 1

8. rf1975 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


These kind of battle will not bring any good benifits for customers. But if you closely compare products from various manufacturers with Apple product then you can see that Samsung product are little closer to Apple product than other manufacturers. But making product almost similar to other manufacturers product is not illegal.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 06:35 7

9. andro. (Posts: 1970; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


With all the evil an childish antics of apple thses days this perhaps the more suitable new apple logo

http://www.techdigest.tv/rotten%20apple.JPG

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 07:05 9

10. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Apple only cares about no one but Apple, banningSamsung wont only hurt consumers bu Samsung employees and their family member and the economy. I guess Apple is full if iDiots not intelligent ppl anymore. This is now getting stupid if u ask me, #HidingMyiPhone

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 08:33 3

11. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I wish apple were gone.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 15:52

53. roscuthiii (Posts: 1857; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I wouldn't say I wish they were gone... the flame wars are amusing and their competitiveness helps drive innovation; it's just that the innovation takes place in other companies. ;-)

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 08:44

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5912; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I predicted about a month (maybe longer?) ago that Apple was not going to win all of their patent infringement lawsuits. That is starting to happen. In about 24 months, the litigation burden combined with a mixed record in the courts will produce increasing pressure to settle the patent fight and move on to doing business. Even Apple is going to want to move on. Steve was the primary driving force behind Apple's litigiousness, and he is not around to keep the pressure up.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 09:16 5

13. sarb009 (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


f**k apple may steve jobs rest in hell

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:48 2

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Damn lol rest in hell?!

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 09:24 3

14. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


finally a judge that actually has sense...now the fanboys are going to cry this isn't final ruling which is true but that didn't stop you going on about apple getting injunctions in Australia when it wasn't the final ruling...didn't know I could hate a company so much lol.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 09:51 3

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


I dont see the fuzz about the Galaxy Tab is not even selling as expected.... so is ok to let Samsung sell the overrated Galaxy Tab.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:45

25. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


You're wrong it has 4% of the market. With Apple only having 65% Samsung is a huge threat.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 10:06 1

16. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


LOL I'm just gonna wait till all of you guys stop bitching, I need to get you guys some tampax asap

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 10:24 5

18. jdcxxx (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


A win for consumers. Limiting consumer choice is bad for everyone

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 11:17 3

19. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Oh its burns, it BURNS. Steve Jobs has just rolled over in his grave and placed his face downwards in the coffin off shame.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:54 1

28. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Trollarena.com in full force again.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 13:00 4

30. networkdood (Posts: 6301; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Alas, poor Taco, I knew him not so very well...

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 15:27 5

36. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your right. its like we have this huge antagonistic troll that keeps getting banned and yet he keeps making new accounts.. getting them banned... rinse and repeat. now he's an all "geed up" taco.

so this will make what. .5 or 6 accounts banned this week taco?

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 01:38 1

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


Or could be that members of the Apple army are tired of your undercover trolling.. ehhh remix.. just because they will never banned you... doesnt give the right to assume thing...dont bother responding... i wont

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 02:00 1

48. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


WOW apple fans tired of defending apple lol

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 09:06 1

51. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its amazing, because I was called an itroll not 3 days ago. i must be really good at being an undercover troll, huh?

dude, seriously.. lol

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:59

29. networkdood (Posts: 6301; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Hmmm, i have an idea for a new game on the market - the main character is a zombie CEO named STEEVIE JOVS (have to avoid the use of the real name, lest I be sued).

You control the zombie CEO and your JOB is recover all items that are rectangular in size. Along the way you collect money from these items, and use that money to give to mysterious beings in black robes.

The game has eight levels that take the player all around the world:
Germany
Australia
Western U.S.
...and so on.

Basically, each level starts you out with a collection goal to achieve. Now, if you fail to collect enough rectangles, then you will not have enough money for those mysterious beings in black robes, and you will lose the game.
Also, you could die from being hit by the GREEN ROBOT POSSE, who stand in your way from collecting these rectangular items.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 13:20

32. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I have yet to see a single phone from Samsung or any other Android device vendor that bears even a slight resemblance to any iOS series device in look or feel beyond the negligible and inevitable resemblance they all share due to their being the same kind of product.
The same goes for tablets.
This is like a TV manufacturer suing another TV manufacturer because a new line of TV's the latter is releasing is rectangular.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 14:51

33. networkdood (Posts: 6301; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Maybe it is the Euro/Asia versions - my captivate looks nothing like an iphone 3 or 4 series. Actually, Samsung did a nice job with the build on that phone - it is still used today - by the kids.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 19:32 2

38. GeekMovement (Posts: 1514; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Where did the droid charge come from? It doesn't even look ANYTHING like an iProduct, not even rectangular. Stupid apple.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 22:31 1

42. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


@ geek. I think I know where iphone got its design , from sponge Bob square pants

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 20:41

40. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Bummer. It's obvious that all android OEM's do is copy the iphone and the ipad. It's not like there's any game changing device that android has released before the iphone and the ipad, lol. Apple always releases something big first, and then android OEM's follow.

By the way, the key word I used is "GAME CHANGING" devices. I don't want to see the same old "the lg prada came out first" excuse. The LG prada did not impact anything :)

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 21:21 2

41. networkdood (Posts: 6301; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Again, stop being ignorant - I own two android phones that have a better design, and different, than any iPhone - CAPTIVATE and DROID RAZR.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 00:33 2

43. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


530gemini, are you a 10 year old school boy? Pls go play with your toys and leave this to adults, cos clearly you sound like an immature little school boy.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 00:44 1

44. ElectroManiac (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Yeah like notification bar

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 02:07 1

49. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


FACT IS FACT the lg prada did come out first so the iphone was not THE FIRST touchscreen device or innovative...ipad the tech is the same as a iphone/ipod touch but bigger FACT and not innovative...lol just cause something is popular does not mean its better or innovative or game changing....the FACT is touch screen phones and tablets have existed way BEFORE apple the only credit apple deserves to get is that they made touch screen phones and tablets POPULAR and thats it.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 07:49

50. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


tru dat taz89, I think everyone should stop arguing with iFans, they'll never change, "If it looks the same, how will people know I've upgraded?", if they defend Apple even when they know they are wrong, then there is nothing y'all can do, if they keep buying the same phone for more with stupid new features [ i have iPhone 4, there is no way in hell, i'm gonn upgrade to have a voice do things for me, and for me as an individual, 8MP will make no difference, my iPhone is taking pretty good pics for me, so upgrading to 4S it's not just stupidity but waste of money. Like I said, just my opinion]. "the best iPhone ever" doesnt that ring a bell, that even Apple know it is not the best phone in the world?

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 09:08

52. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sure it did. without the LG prada around, where would apple have stolen its device design from?


Yea, game changing.. releasing the same phone over n over again. that game changing 3.5 inch screen is a real selling point these days isnt it.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 00:49 4

45. ap1989 (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Apple is mad cause samsung galaxy s2 is better

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 01:45 2

47. bbblader (Posts: 581; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


why do you guys think that all kids like fapple im 13 and i dont like it at all neither does my class i have a Nokia C6-01 and a SGS their very good phones and better than the 4sh/t

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 15:57

54. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Apple can't patent the placement of a button on the phone. They're gonna have a tough time proving that patent necessary.

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