Apple seeks to add Google Now and Samsung Galaxy S4 to 2014 patent trial
Apple says that in a recent infringement analysis of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the latter infringes on five of Apple's patents. The Cupertino based tech titan had purchased models of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. According to Apple's analysis of the handset, the phone infringes on a pair of patents dealing with the user interfaces, another pair of patents related to Siri and search, and a data synchronization patent. Apple says that the alleged infringement of the two Siri-related patents is related to the inclusion of Google Now on the Android 4.2.2 OS installed on the phone.
Apple's motion will be heard on June 25th.
source: FOSS Patents via RedmondPie
1. alouden (Posts: 190; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
You have got to be kidding me? These people are jokers. It is hard to take Apple seriously.
8. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Seems as though they may have decided to joke around with the wrong company. Google will stand its and ground and take it right back to them.
14. abdane (Posts: 475; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
ahhh, apple apple apple ! when will you learn ? :/
17. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Hopefully when they've lost even more marketshare, their stock is $3.50 a share, and they are a complete laughingstock. Then and only then will they say "gee guys, I think...I think we f*cked up. So....wanna sue someone?"
42. chocolaking (Posts: 440; Member since: 22 May 2012)
LOL.. that's not gonna happen for the next 1 thousand years.
65. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Right, they have the ipod wrist coming out and that will save them and change EVERYTHING.
93. darkkjedii (Posts: 11224; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dumb comment of the day award goes to...you.
94. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Immature meathead troll of the day award goes to...you. Again. Oh look, a meathead instigating a fight, fresh and new...
104. darkkjedii (Posts: 11224; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I've asked u to leave go away but you insist
126. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Uh did you or did you not come in and make an antagonistic remark directly at me? As childish as it sounds, you started it. Therefore you don't get to whine and play the victim when I fire right back at you, Tiny.
Don't start none, won't be none.
133. CheapSocks (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
stock plummeting downward, delay in ios7, customers leaving. Apples in some deep hurting right now and going super desperate.
31. MobileJunkieJr (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Judge Koh should keep adjourning and let Apple add more and more devices until there's a couple of hundreds under the 'infringement' title and in the end say,
58. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 319; Member since: 07 May 2012)
ooook,this seriously needs to stop,they are acting like a bunch of high school kids fighting over a chair.
expected better from apple,too lazy to innovate or maybe they just can't keep up!!!
11. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Just die you rotten incapable outdated iCompost....
36. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
U mean DIE U ROTTEN P.O.S fruit. The hell with your outdated hardware.
30. SellPhones82 (Posts: 502; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
This is the real reason there is no new iPhone launching next month! If they spent as much time developing and launching new product as they do suing other companies they'd have more new devices out than Samsung does right now!
40. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
WEll they know that they r Loosing Market share very quickly...with the Launch of the S4 & it selling like Cupcakes ...Rotten Apple is sensing Doom in their near Future ...So they are Going Crazy & trying to Sue every one....
Apple u complain abt infringement with Sammy ...ok fine . But go against Google , Oh no u didn't ..u have Messed with the Wrong Company !!!
45. mayur007 (Posts: 410; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
apple is making joke oh himself, now apple is a joke.
any one is looking to invent, dont make they will sue you whatever you make ... :P
92. jroc74 (Posts: 4732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Apple wants to sue Google for Android.....they are just beating around the bush about it. Apple cant handle competition. I seriously hope the iPhone drops into niche category so Apple can sit the hell down. Make products Apple....not more lawsuits.....
113. Yodaa (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 May 2013)
Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
131. YouGotTrolledSon (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
I think it's time for Google to sue Apple for Notification panel and other things!!!! Obviously we all know that Notification panel from iOS is copied from Android. Google have been staying away from this patent wars but it's Apple who declared war first. And I believe if Google involve in this patent wars , Apple has no chance to win. Shame on you Apple.
10. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Not until apple is gone. I wish all carriers and retailers would just stop carrying their crap to send a message. It's not like anyone besides apple makes any money off an iToy anyway, only reason they are carried is iToys drive accessory attachments.
Retailers should take a note from Costco: they kicked the rotten fruit out and their witreless division is doing just fine.
86. lyndon420 (Posts: 1736; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I agree. If everyone refuses to work with apple maybe they'll rethink things.
116. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Don't worry Droiddoes, Apple will be joining Nokia and BB very soon, right down south, RIP! Hoping, washing, and praying! There is a universal justice the eyes of truth is always watching us, Apple!
I wish all these average joes start to realize, that Apple is a very bad rooten company, and all over the world people realize, and start to stop buying any Apple products.
All these big manfactures should stop supplying Apple. The world should be against them, and kick them out. Mthrf?r$
3. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Apple is out of control with all these damn patent lawsuits.
16. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
LOL I wonder what's Apple's next target, oh I know, Megapixels. Apple will patent Megapixels and Apple will sue Samsung for using Megapixels then Samsung will start using Ultrapixels like HTC. And other manufacturers will follow as well.
And iPhone will have the worst camera ever because it is still using Megapixels and others are using Ultrapixels. xD
How's that sound?
4. alltechinside (Posts: 239; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Oh Apple...... Planning to make profit out of lawsuit again.....Hope it backfires them.
5. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Apple is just SAD...Google Now really apple... your so cheap...
7. alltechinside (Posts: 239; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
If they think Google Now is similar to siri......I must be using Siri wrong.(Apple Logic)
6. darkkjedii (Posts: 11224; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Apple is starting to make a fool of itself with this patent crap, and they are starting to look comical in my eyes
26. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Dark, I think, at this point, Apple has patented almost every way their devices work. As in, they have patented the whole working of Siri so it's impossible to create a virtual assistant without infringing on those patents. Yeah, that sucks. But on the other hand, adding these patent infringements to the ongoing case would surely make their case strong, wouldn't it?
49. darkkjedii (Posts: 11224; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's true quad it really is, but do you think it's fair? Plus their popularity is starting to take a hit.
59. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Not fair, though it's totally legal.
People are relating the patent trials to their 'lack of innovation'. But obviously, it has got nothing to do with their development of new products. I mean, it's a lawyer's stuff, not engineer's stuff, but still, it's hurting their overall image, making them look arrogant and desperate. Hope they get it soon.
62. darkkjedii (Posts: 11224; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
By fair I meant consumer wise, yes it's totally courtroom fair. Google now, and s-voice are Siri inspired apps. I'm just lost that apple allows google now on the iPhone, yet want to nail Sammy for using it. However I do not work for apple/Sammy/google, and couldn't possibly know whats going on behind closed doors. Most of the people on PA hating on apple, are doing so cuz they simply don't like them...not cuz they know the ins and outs of the situation. Like droiddoes' ridiculous notion that carriers should stop selling apple products. That'd be like asking footlocker to stop selling Nike products...not gonna happen.
64. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Hahaha, Droiddoes, PhoneArenaUser and gmracer1 are of the same breed.
79. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I'm glad I'm on your mind. You made me blush :o)
102. Droiddoes (unregistered)
You should be flattered, there's not a whole lot of room in there XD
9. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Of course they are. Apple cnnot compete or innovate anymore, so now they're in the business of wasting the courts time and suing everyone for everything. Pathetic.
12. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I applaud this move by Apple.. this is to sent a Message to Samsung that Apple is not taking the foot out of the pedal.. Samsung claim last year that as soon as the iphone5 was released that Samsung was going to sue for 4G patents.. and here we are prepping for the iphone 5S and waiting on Samsung..
18. Droiddoes (unregistered)
You would. Of course you're also delusional so there's that.
50. darkkjedii (Posts: 11224; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
He doesn't work for apple...no need for that.
39. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I applauded u for being a incompetent fool that u don't realize the seriousness in this dumb case
91. jroc74 (Posts: 4732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
No opinion about them adding Google Now? IIRC......Google changed their search app specifically because Apple tried to sue them......and all was supposed to be fine. Now this.....Apple needs to just let it go.....
129. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 636; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Oh really.. tell me then , why is Apple suing only Samsung?? Every mobile maufacturer is using 4G. Sony, HTC, Nokia, Huwaei, ZTE, Oppo, etc. Its because they have business relation/tie up with HTC, they buy hardware from Sony, dont care about other brands coz they are not eating its market share.
13. Malki (Posts: 60; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
Apple will NEVER be better than Samsung, if they are patenting everything like some motherfckers....
15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Google Now? Are you kidding me, Apple?
Apple, go poop yourself.
41. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
U mean go SHYT YPURSELF Apple not poop xperiaDROID.
118. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I'm used to say "poop", not "SHYT". :)
19. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Here is Apple's logic: "We patented everything to be invented for the next century"... Poor Apple, they have clearly been taken down hard by Samsung, and are now desperately grasping st straws to remain relevant. I'm in the industry, and will say that the GS4 puts the iPhone 5 to shame. Sorry, Apple but you've lost.
24. bwphotoguy (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Wow. I guess Apple doesn't have anything else better to do...............OH WAIT....maybe they should start developing their own ideas and products and not trying to stop other companies from doing their own. I never thought there could be such a terrible bully in the Corporate world, but here we are Apple. I can't understand why people would support and buy products from Apple when all they seem to do is complain and harass other competing companies that seem to be conducting normal business practices. So sad and wrong...........I feel for Samsung. Samsung must be saying "oh no, not this again...............can't Apple just leave us alone?"