Apple says Samsung set a patent timebomb when the 3G standard was created to demand "excessive" royalties
0. phoneArena 26 Sep 2011, 09:27 posted on
Samsung is suing to stop the sales and marketing of Apple's gizmos, including the iPhone 5, in the Netherlands, but Apple argues it has sneaked in some of its own IP in the 3G standard, so it can patent it later and sue...
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172. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
I did that say? No I did not you tool. Apple whole thing is that they came up with the design. But LG had it before. So no they should not have protection.
201. so.. (unregistered)
so in one months time Samsung redesigned their whole phone to look like just like the iPhone? Get real man lol.
145. ibap (Posts: 758; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Apple is just jealous that they didn't think of it.
148. hmmmn (unregistered)
@applefanboy, it wasnt the icons that made apple win it was actually the shape of the device based on apples vague patenting. Well samsung strikes back. terrible implications for apple if samsung wins this. Not only will samsung be able to ban sales of iphones and ipads, but apple will hav to pay roayalties not just on current devices but on every iphone and ipad ever sold by apple. things are getting out of hand. time to call a truce. i own an ipad 2 ny brother owns a gtab 10.1. like the metal feel of the ipad but dont like the bulk. will prob get a gtab7.7 and giv the ipad to my little sis (she likes it alot). its all a matter of opinion and freedom of choice, lets keep it alive
155. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
"freedom of choice"
Right there, truth be told.
Shut it down.
159. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
After reading these comments, I want to start a notion that requires potential (and current) PA users to take an IQ test before being able to comment.
164. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
I really enjoy the android OS it really fits my needs thats why i dont get an iphone.. i worked for apple as tech support so i know how IOS works, bt def not for me
.. Even though apple may seem like a cry baby at times with these patent sues i do support them, i mean after all apple is an american company so i think it would make sense i support them!
plus samsungs touchwiz does look alot like IOS specially know with the little notification next to the Icon... come on samsung you can to better than that! (i hope)
168. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Wow a fair and balanced comment from you. I'm impressed. I can accept that you prefer android.
169. davidvvassallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)
I really like Samsung but I don't think they have a chance to ban iPhone 5.
179. huhu (unregistered)
hohoho this is so funny,now apple taste their own games
i hope they regret that they start the patent troll
183. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Apple, did you really think you could just sue others willy-nilly and not have any push-back ? Only have yourselves to blame for opening up this pandora's box. You reap what you sow.
196. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Recall, Apple settled with Nokia for a billion dollar sum for similar violations. SAMSUNG is also a major contributor to mobile IP (pre-iPhone) and as such, many of its innovations are part of a cellular standard. I find it hard to believe Apple can just usurp the IP without any penalty or payments whatsoever. My guess, Apple will suffer near term with an injunction is certain markets...it's stock will take a temporary hit...and it will settle with SAMSUNG. After Google's inquisition of MOTO, Apple remains the most exposed with its weak IP portfolio in this market.