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Apple seeks U.S. ban on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1; tablet could be pulled from stores next month

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Apple seeks U.S. ban on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1; tablet could be pulled from stores next month
Apple recently won a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, finding that Apple's design-related patent on the Apple iPad is valid. That overturned the ruling made by a California court that prevented Apple from seeking an injunction against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. With the ruling from the Appeals court in its pocket, late Friday Apple filed a motion seeking an injunction on the Samsung tablet which could result in the device getting pulled from stores as soon as next month.

FOSS Patent's Florian Mueller said that Apple's injunction motion has a great chance in succeeding considering that one Circuit Court Judge believes that a ban is warranted by the evidence presented by Apple and even issued a dissenting opinion saying that simply tossing the original verdict in the California was not enough relief for the Cupertino based manufacturer, and that Apple deserved more.
"Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley argued that the CAFC should have reversed the decision in order to provided Apple with immediate injunctive relief in light of the irreparable harm it is suffering. But the majority of the judges saw 'no reason to believe that there will necessarily be delay, or if there is delay that it will be unjustifiable."-Florian Mueller
This is the second time that Apple is seeking an injunction in the U.S. on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. Judge Lucy Koh denied the first request along with a request to ban the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the Samsung Infuse 4G, and now is being asked by Apple to make a ruling on the injunction without a hearing. Since the Judge already heard arguments about the same issue in October, this is not an unusual request. Considering that the CEO's of both Apple and Samsung (Tim Cook and Gee-Sung Choi, respectively) are expected to try to sit down and discuss a settlement on both May 21st and 22nd, Apple has given its rival and parts supplier until May 25th to respond to the motion.

Soon to be banned in the U.S.?

Soon to be banned in the U.S.?

If the CEO-level talks fail, the Korean based Samsung will most likely request a hearing on the injunction motion on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 which could take lace on June 7th when a separate injunction involving the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is to be heard. If Apple does win an injunction, it could lead to a redesign of the tablet. That is what Samsung did in Germany when an injunction was issued against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 in the country which forced Samsung to re-issue the tablet as the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N. Considering that Samsung has already launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), it might all be a moot point anyway.

source: FOSSPatents

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posted on 19 May 2012, 05:00 31

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


Bulls**t crazy Apple why don't you just ban all tablets and touchscreen phones not just Samsung.

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:52 3

39. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or they could jus stop copying apples greatness and majesty

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:04 4

47. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


samsung phones and tablets are nothing like apple stuff? tell me sithman hows the 10.1 tab copying apples greatness? the tablet i saw was thinner and lighter and had more options and was faster? looks to me like apple is trying to keep up with samsung.

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:54 4

41. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If Apple is granted an injunction, expect Sammy to just ship the N series tablets to the U.S. They have been down this path in Germany already. It probably is time to just switch to the N series and clear inventory of non-N series product wherever Apple does not have sales injunctions in place.

No big deal.

posted on 19 May 2012, 23:50 3

62. Android2627 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Steve Jobs and Apple Team Definitely require a Blow JOB!!

Always PATENT PATENT PATENT WTF CHEATERS.. THUGS & Looters

posted on 19 May 2012, 05:28 24

2. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


The know that the Tab 10.1 is much superior than the ipad, so might take some market share of ipad :P so they are scared and seeking a ban on 10.1

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:50 4

32. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Even though I extremely hate Apple and how they deal with patents, I have to disagree with that.

The only thing the Galaxy Tab is better than the iPad at is the software which is Android. Again, that's thanks to Google not Samsung.

In terms of Hardware the iPad beats the Galaxy Tab having a longer battery life(Even though it has a lot of issues), better screen and a better processor.

Yeah I know I will get dislikes for criticizing Samsung...so be it

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:29 5

35. tedkord (Posts: 4502; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I've gotta agree. While Android has surpassed iOS on the smartphone, tablets haven't gotten there yet. The iPad is still the best in the market. And, I despise Apple's business tactics.

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:53 4

40. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I agree with u guys 100%

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:57 1

46. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


And oh I forgot to mention that The Galaxy Tab still runs on Honeycomb, not the promised ICS update...

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:02 16

3. medicci37 (Posts: 615; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


PA should stop quoting Florian (Apples bottom b*tch) Mueller. That just confuses things further.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:47

15. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


^^ This.

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:34 2

4. pongkie (Posts: 496; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


android is taking blows on all sides

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:27 21

10. Fireball (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Androids are taking blows because apple is afraid of a little friendly competiton...Androids are the best...I would take an android any day over apple...apple is too restricted and corny...

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:58 2

17. pongkie (Posts: 496; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


don't take it as im an apple fan. im just trying to say that apple and MS is hitting android at the same time. I currently have a SGS2 so I also use android. the problem with you is that you jump on conclusions too quickly.

posted on 19 May 2012, 18:57

60. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3945; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I don't think he was implying it as sort of a 'comeback' to your comment. Though you never know with some of the people here, and it's hard to sense someone's tone over the internet. But yes, he is right. Apple has been suing Android manufacturers left and right because instead of releasing products that can actually match with the competition (not including sales) they just try to bring the manufacturer down by suing and banning their products to make themselves seem better. A select few of their lawsuits were actually legitimate, the rest are just ridiculous.

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:36 6

5. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


So Apple is trying to stop Samsung while Microsoft is trying to stop Motorola. :( not much room for growth in the Phone and tablet market thanks to these two .

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:50 2

6. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


samsung is a copycat!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:24 9

8. Fireball (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 May 2012)


So what ...what company isn't...it is nice to have choices...apple is greedy and is monopolizing the market...I don't know if you noticed or not but greed gets you no where...watch the news!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:25 7

12. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the news sensationalizes everything. If greed got you nowhere, then Steve Jobs wouldnt have died a super rich multi multi billionaire head of a company with more money in the bank than the entire US government. He did it by being an ass, stepping on people, stealing from other companies and then suing them into submission, and violating human rights the whole way.

Moral of the story.. in real life greed gets you everywhere if you know how to play the game.. and he sure as heck did.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:58 4

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Reminds me a story about Steve Jobs daughter.

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:33 3

31. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


oh you mean the one he refused to admit was his for like decades until the last few years of his life?

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:58 1

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Brennan-Jobs

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:31 4

36. tedkord (Posts: 4502; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That, to me, defines the man more than anything else. I disliked his ego and vindictiveness toward other companies, that's just business. His treatment of his daughter was truly awful, and was his greatest sin.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:48 5

25. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


BOO HOO.. Apple is just scared of losing in the Smartphone and Tablet market. Why don't you go home and hug ur little iPhone 4S toy and cry like a boss. Hasta La Vista, Appleboy.

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:16 5

7. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i dont like Samsung nor Android but I dont think it would be called "Success" if you wont even let the competition join in the fight.. i mean, i love Apple and all but stopping the competition would mean no competition at all so there would be no room for innovation.. imagin if everything was just made by Apple.. sounds too boring.. i know Apple would still win no matter what Android gadget comes along so they dont have to do all that patent crap..

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:24 9

9. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


I'm sick with you, APPLE!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:48 2

11. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Well Samsung, you're paying for your past mistakes. Hopefully from now on you've change. Galaxy 3 is an example.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:26 3

13. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Since samsung is already producing the 10.1n models, they should just switch them out for the american models and make it the value priced Tab 10.1 since the Tab2 and Note 10.1 are just bout here.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:34 6

14. tiburonpineda (Posts: 39; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Apple is gonna go down, just wait I know is coming.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:44 1

22. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Apple won't fall for a very, very long time. It might not even fall.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:58

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


so apple is trying to block all android device.... GOOD LUCK MY U.S FRIENDS :D

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:09 9

19. kabukijoe (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Dear Google, please put in a complaint that Apple stole the notification shade from Android and move to block the sale of all iOS devices.

Sincerely,

All non-sheep

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:42 3

20. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Don't mind if this will be banned, samsung has a lot of great devices to offer unlike apple 1 iphone 1 pad a year. I hope this device will be last to be banned. Congrats to Apple for being a coward, and also to Allan, as usual his fave topic. Lets wait a karma soon lol.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:43 2

21. driveme (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Where is the power people. It would just take one lunch meeting between Sprint, ATT and Verizon to put Apple out of business. They just need to answer one question. Do we run our own company or does Apple. This is not a question of money, it's a question of controll. If those three carriers dropped Apple it would crush them. Come guys show us what your made of and we will back you.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:48

26. BREvenson (Posts: 204; Member since: 17 May 2012)


I don't think it's that easy. They are all signed into multi-year contracts to carry the iPhone (and Sprint put pretty much every dime they had into it), so if they just drop them, they'll be on the hook for millions, or even billions. On top of that, AT&T is probably the one who benefits the most from iPhone sales, as their numbers dwarf the competition. It could hurt them significantly if they cut ties with Apple.

I like the way you think, but in a world driven by money, power, and politics (not literal politics), it can only go so far.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:55 2

28. driveme (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 May 2012)


True you are and good point. But, the fact still remains that Apple's exsistance still rely on a carrier do buy the phones. Not to mention the biggest player of all. Although Samsung might be happy that HTC has this problem Apple still sues them as well and Samsung is the one that makes that beautiful Ipad screen, without that screen there is no Ipad. Someone needs to put Apple it their place and show then that they are nothing with out their suppliers.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:45 2

23. BREvenson (Posts: 204; Member since: 17 May 2012)


It never ends. Apple's got all these patents, apparently, so they have the right to sue whoever they want for whatever reason. They sued HTC for the "multitasking" feature seen on nearly every smartphone (even BEFORE the iPhone), they sued Samsung because the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks too much like the iPad (so in theory, that means every 10-inch tablet is guilty of violating the patent, right?)

See, Apple doesn't know how to do businesss like a respectable company. Rather than design new products that push the envelope and apply pressure to the competition (like what every other company is trying to do) it's all lawsuits, patents, and more lawsuits. It's nothing but anti-competitive, power-hungry behavior that just makes people hate Apple even more. I don't think I can hate Apple any more than I do now.

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:40 3

38. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


What's funny is that apple is banning 10 inch tablets over its "look" while the ipad isn't even 9 in. Its amazing how a tablet can copy the looks of another tablet that's 1.2 inches smaller.

posted on 20 May 2012, 00:17

64. BREvenson (Posts: 204; Member since: 17 May 2012)


I believe one of the main claims Apple made against the Galaxy Tab in Europe was that the packaging looked too similar, or something along those lines. That has to be one of the stupidest claims I have ever heard. Packaging makes very little difference with devices nowadays; it's more about what is in the package that counts.

The point is, you're going to have similar-looking products sooner or later, especially with tablets. You deal with it by making a superior product. Samsung knew the 7" Tab wasn't enough, so they did a 10.1"; they dealt with it. Motorola had the Xoom, now they have the Xyboard, so they dealt with it. Apple just does the same product each year with a few tweaks to make it look better than what the competition is offering. And somehow that makes them better?

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:46 2

24. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Apple is just tryna monopolize the Tablet market. Seeing a far more better android tablet? What to do? SUE IT AND MAKE IT OFF STORES! ''Nice'' Tactic, Apple.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:54 3

27. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


I think that it'll be ages when Apple release the iPhone 5.. we all waited for 1 and a half bloody years and what we got is just an iPhone 4S which is just a waste of money as its just an iPhone 4 with better camera, siri and a faster proccessor (By a little)

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:03 3

29. chriski333 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 May 2012)


holy crap apple needs to chill the f**k out not every1 wants a ipad or iphone man i hope they get some hate on this and hold it hurts apples sales!

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:07 3

30. MartyK (Posts: 697; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


No need to worry my android friends, relief is on the way, right before the fall season and ios 5 kick off :)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/24/us-apple-mmi-patent-idUSBRE83N0YG20120424

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57427276-37/motorola-to-bring-another-six-patents-into-apple-fight/

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:10 2

34. rtn1797 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 May 2012)


apple is going DOWN! in every competition fighting is the last option and the point is the one who fights knows that is a looser it doesn't matter which company apple sues against if it is SAMSUNG or HTC or etc the matter is that apple is dying with it's bloody iphoen, ipad and etc. and it's completely obvious that the galaxy tab is far better than the ipad, ipad's OS is just like a mobile phone operating system that is installed on a tablet, but just look at android 3, it's just perfect.
so don't forget apple is dying!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:34

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


dont think they really care about the last gen tab,i doubt they are even making them anymore considering the tab 2 is out

posted on 19 May 2012, 12:03 3

42. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Wow, I'll just add this to the dozens of reasons I'll never EVER purchase one of apples' sub par novelty entry level products.

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:02 1

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Has anyone guessed Apple has all these patents because they're innovating while others just copy.

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:28 4

44. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


And when patents are asserted against Apple, it is anti-competitive? Better work on your response for when Google starts to put the hurt on Apple (like when the application for the Notification function issues).

It will be quite funny to see you squealing.

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:30 4

45. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)


A) You're a retarded person and literally NO ONE likes you
B) You're a welcher, and see A
C) apple does not innovate, they patent stupid sh*t that the inventors thought "nah, that's stupid, let's not patent a freaking gesture"

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:07 4

49. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Agreed on most accounts...I will now patent a hand gesture that I make with a specific finger...

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:38 4

50. blade19 (Posts: 58; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)


Patents are not just about innovating. Apple buys these patents because they can't innovate and use the technology that is already out there. So they patent it and call it theirs. That's the only innovation that comes from them... buy up patents for everything...

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:18 1

52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're completely ignorant to all the innovation Apple has brought to the mobile space.

posted on 19 May 2012, 16:12 2

53. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)


No, most generally agree they gave rise to touchscreen phones....six years ago. Other than that they haven't innovated jack or sh*t. They steal ideas, patent things they had no hand in developing, and sue sue sue the competition away.
But again, you're a retarded person so you won't see any of that. Enjoy your novelties.

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:57 3

59. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Hey now they don't steal EVERYTHING, I mean, they did buy siri after all. LOL

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:43 2

56. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


please, taco, make us laugh with your list of apple innovations.

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:06 4

48. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


no shock as to what APPLE is doing as they hate competition....

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:16 1

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The funniest argument by fandroids is that asserting patents hurts innovation. This shows a total lack of understanding of why patents exist. If I can come up with an innovation that everyone can just immediately copy and use then I have no incentive to innovate. Companies wouldn't invest millions of dollars into R&D if it was open season on their ideas.

Patents actually LEAD to innovation. Apple is forcing companies like Samsung and Google to innovate by taking legal action. They're basically forcing them to come up with their own ideas and designs instead of just making zero effort and using Apple's.

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:21 1

54. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)


"Patents actually LEAD to innovation"

To a very small degree you're correct (even a broken clock is right twice a day). You're correct in that companies have to figure out a way around the cock block apple put on them by patenting something they (apple) didn't invent.

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:38 1

55. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


sour grapes as usual

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