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Apple withdraws patent claim against Samsung phone

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Apple withdraws patent claim against Samsung phone
The Samsung Galaxy S III mini

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini

On Friday, Apple withdrew a patent claim against a new Samsung phone with a hi-resolution screen. In a filing with the U.S. Federal Court in San Jose, Apple disclosed that it would not continue the patent claim since the device will not be offered in the U.S. The phone in question could be the Samsung Galaxy S III mini. Last month, Apple asked the court to add that model, along with some other Samsung phones and tablets, to its seemingly non-stop patent battle against Korean rival Samsung. The latter responded that since the Samsung Galaxy S III mini will not be offered in the U.S., it should not be part of the litigation.

Samsung launched the smaller sized version of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III on October 5th in Europe. In its filing with the court, Apple noted that although the phone isn't sold in the U.S., it was able to order multiple units of the device from Amazon and have them shipped to the U.S. Despite this, Samsung said that it was not "making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing the Galaxy S III mini in the United States." And on the basis of that statement, Apple withdrew its claim against the phone, "so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple's ability later to accuse the Galaxy S III mini if the factual circumstances change."

source: Reuters

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posted on 28 Dec 2012, 14:19 40

1. omar98 (Posts: 63; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


Apple should stop their s**t

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 15:24 7

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14193; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Only when companies stop copying.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:00 25

9. billybuttpounder (banned) (Posts: 105; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Oh would you shut the f*ck up please? No one wants to hear your drivel.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:01 25

10. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


Lol Alright you Apple fanboy.. you do realize that all Apple does is copy what someone else already did, re-engineer it, patent it as their own. Then sue anyone that copys them.... And you want Samsung to stop "copying"? Please...

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:17 16

14. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


These fruit fans don't understand a bit of technology mate. What they know is just talk non - sense without any reason. Today if you compare an iPhone 5 with Oppo find 5, iPhone 5 falls by the way side. And according to fruit fans other companies are copying them. Hahahaahhaha come on

Fruit fans just know how to double tap on their home - screens to close an app and how to use a volume rocker button to take photos.And this is the main reason why they buy fruit gadgets..!!

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:24 24

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


Main reason why they buy Apple products is brand name that's why they buy iPhone cases with hole in the back...

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:26 16

17. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


"Hole in the back" hahaahahahahhahahahahhaha made my day bro ...!!!

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:36 10

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


I know it is funny (on the other had sad) but it is true, if you have an iPhone and want to buy a case for it, then there is one unwritten rule there MUST BE a hole for Apple logo in other way it ruins everything and you are not cool... :(

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 09:30

67. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


you can thank Otterbox for that

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 15:08

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


They just made exactly what iPhone users want.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 11:12

68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14193; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Can't cover up an iconic symbol.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 11:13 1

76. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Shoot... the Apple I bit into last night was an iconic symbol????

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:16 28

13. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


At my age, I try to hold some composure and remain somewhat passive in an individual's remarks. But, your over the top, massive cheerleading for Apple by failing to research history pertaining to Apple, only confirms that your use of "Copying" is misdirected and contains insufficient knowledge.

Having been around Apple for thirty 30 years, I can safely say that it is Apple that has copied many technologies in order to get where it is today. Quit trying to paint Apple as the perfect child. When I look at a Samsung device vs an Apple device, I don't see any resemblance. If people can't tell the difference of the two(especially when the two plaster their logos and names on them), then there's more of an intellectual issue rather than design issue. There are so many tech discoveries in which Apple "Stole" only to claim as its own. To think Apple is the almighty in innovation, severely down plays any intelligence you might possess.

And while we're at it, what's up with Apple implementing "copying" within court system? Is it infringement or copying? Copy sounds like playground gibberish. Just how Apple is conducting this little facade.

"Mommy, Joey is copying me!"

It would be wise to to learn a little before repeating everything you hear on tech blogs. I have found tech blogs can be written by people that never knew anything about Apple before the iPhone.

Since I owned Apple products for 9 years when Apple wasn't "Cool", I think I know a thing or two. That's why our generation either left Apple for Windows, or didn't give Apple any attention at all. There's more to a company than pretty, shiny objects.

John B.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:22 11

15. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


A well polished truth John +1 ...

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 17:27 9

26. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Slammer, I wish I could give your comment a +1000!!

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 18:10 7

33. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Slammer -
This has got to be the best post I've read this year. Directly to the point and not hurting anyones feel bads intentionally.
Apple makes products that appeal to many people. I loved my iPod touch until it just stopped working. The gripe I have is people not sticking up for apple intelligently. You like apple, I like android and the next guy likes windows, all hopefully for good reasons. I don't like android because of the cute little "robot". It seems people like apple just because its a status quo.
My take on the lawsuits is apple is trying to dominate the world. How many lawsuits did apple file, since 1gen iPhone, under Steve jobs? Now how many since his passing?
I personally respected jobs for his abilities. He knew how to design and more importantly MARKETING. Steve jobs knew he got his customer base in cell phones due to marketing. Plain and simple. In other words, he could sell a lemon as a diamond. The fact you followers don't see this is the beauty of it all. You bought lemons and still can't make lemonade, unless of course you buy the cord, blades, sweetner and mixer, from us at a premium....

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:45 8

19. ajc76 (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Please explain to us all how the GSIII mini is a copy of any of the iPhones...???

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 17:13 6

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Apple will keep bulls**tting to grab more attention since sales of iDevciews is only taking the stock prices down :)

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 17:25 7

25. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Mxy has got to be Taco. Same lame comments that just are not based on fact, but on his opinion he believes to be fact......

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 19:06 5

42. Aeires (unregistered)


This guy IS Taco,

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 17:38 5

29. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


people like u should stop being izombies

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 19:11 6

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 22059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Y are u an izombie if u like or use apple. I use apple,and android. I'm a huge Samsung fan, my tv and fridge and my fianc├ęs tablet r Sammy. I also like apple, and iOS.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 19:29 2

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


I think that he called him "iZombie" not because of that he use Apple products.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 17:44 5

30. tedkord (Posts: 12245; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You mean like how Apple stole the PC GUI, slide to unlock, rows of icons, notification shade, wireless sync (from one of its own itunes developers, poor kid. They didn't even bother to change the icon)? That kind of copying

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 18:49 4

39. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


i see this guy on every samsung articles....trolling and bashing samsung phones....i just see him bashing around the GS4 leaks article

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 19:05 2

41. Aeires (unregistered)


And then rips on Android fans who post negative comments on Apple articles. Hypocrite, 100%.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 19:15

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I hope u guys aren't talking about me, but if u r please copy and paste the link to prove I'm a troll, and yes I do think the gs4 leak is ugly. Nowhere near as pretty as the gs3 or note 2

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 19:26 1

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


"...and yes I do think the gs4 leak is ugly. Nowhere near as pretty as the gs3 or note 2"

Where do you see Samsung Galaxy S IV leak ???

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 19:27

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 22059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bro go back to the home page of this site and scroll down a little.

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 19:31 1

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


And what exactly should I see, what article titles?

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