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French court dismisses Samsung's request for a sales ban on the Apple iPhone 4S before trial

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French court dismisses Samsung's request for a sales ban on the Apple iPhone 4S before trial
Samsung's counter-lawsuit against Apple in France has suffered a setback after the court ruled it will not enforce a preliminary injunction against the iPhone 4S and other supposedly patent infringing products of Apple. This means that the iPhone can be marketed and sold freely, until the final hearings on Samsung's case against Apple, and the verdict.

Samsung has filed similar lawsuits also in Japan, Italy and Australia, about Apple eventually infringing on its patents related with 3G connectivity technology, whereas Apple claims it has approached Samsung to license the tech under FRAND terms, but the Koreans demanded "excessive" royalties.

The court in Australia recently lifted the sales ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, so the legal tug-of-war between those two mobile industry behemoths continues, for the joy of the lawyers involved.

source: Reuters

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posted on 09 Dec 2011, 06:02

1. jacko (unregistered)


in france apple can sue sammy for patent infringing
but sammy cant sue apple for patent infringing

sounds funny to me

oh btw first bitchs

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 16:24 1

7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Sounds funny to you, because you are not a patent lawyer :-)

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 01:31

8. hepresearch (unregistered)


Exactly... the patent lawyers are taking this quite seriously because they stand to rake in the dough like never before...

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 06:51 3

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


i love how apple gets temp injunctions on bar napkins and rectangle drawings, yet samsung can't get one on actual patents.. lol. Then again, those temp bans didnt turn out so well for apple as now they get to pay samsung back, so maybe this will turn out better in the end for Sammy than it did for Apple.

When was the french court hearing agian?

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 11:37 3

6. antifanboy (banned) (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


You have never taken even a glance at Apple's filing against Samsung have you?

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:35 2

3. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Any amount of money Apple has to cough out, they consider it excessive. It is a wise business decision for Samsung not to agree to such.
Spending so much money on R&D for telephony is very expensive. So licensing the relative IP should reflect that. Even if the patent were Apple's, I would say the same.

IP should be respected by all, the sad part is that Apple do not respect IP of other OEMs- even when they met a stalemate over this specific licensing deal, they went on to use it- which is unscrupulous.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 08:14 1

4. hepresearch (unregistered)


I am just glad nobody got banned at this point... sales bans are dumb.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 08:29 3

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


i generally agree, hep, but at this point i think a ban on apple is about the only thing that will get them to stop with this rediculous stuff. they really walk around with their chests puffed out and act like their shyt smells like roses, as they push people around.

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