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Here we go again: Samsung sues Apple in Seoul over patents

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Here we go again: Samsung sues Apple in Seoul over patents
When news broke on Tuesday that Apple was ready to sit down with Motorola and Samsung to work out licensing on some of its patents, it seemed that perhaps peace would break out in the industry. Apple said it was willing to settle past lawsuits by licensing its technology for a price of between $5 and $15 for each handset using Apple's technology that was sold. But we wake up on Wednesday to find that Samsung has filed suit in a court in Seoul, Korea against Apple. The Korean based manufacturer alleges that Apple infringed on three of Samsung's patents and the lawsuit also covers utility patents that are used in specific smartphone and tablet functions.

This suit is an expansion of accusations made by Samsung last year against Apple when the former accused the Cupertino based firm of infringing on five Samsung patents relating to how data is transmitted by mobile devices. That suit was filed by Samsung in response to one filed by Apple in the U.S. accusing the Korean based firm of copying "the look and feel" of Apple devices.

The latest suit was filed Tuesday in Seoul Central District Court and was announced Wednesday by Samsung. The timing of the lawsuit and the announcement is certainly curious considering that later today, Apple is expected to introduce its third-generation tablet, the Apple iPad HD. Surely Samsung is trying to steal a bit of Apple's thunder prior to the iPad HD announcement. Both the Apple iPhone 4S and the Apple iPad are mentioned in the filing for the suit.

source: WallStreetJournal

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posted on 07 Mar 2012, 06:31 4

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


Imagine the shame if Samsung lost in its own territory.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 06:35

3. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Hahaha

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 06:55 12

5. Lousclues (Posts: 33; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Its not a shame. if they did lose, it'll just mean that their system is not corrupt or biased like in some countries.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:12 1

18. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


So just because they don't win in their home country automatically makes it just? awesome logic there

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 06:35

2. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Hmm war war war, patent war....

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 06:51 3

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


Patent war cost money only no tanks or human will be destroy. Samsung do not want to pay Apple on licensing, this lawsuits will make Apple to pay Samsung's licensing.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 06:56 3

6. mercorp (Posts: 972; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


at least samsung still has its construction and insurance and lots more of businesses to fall back on,even if apple drives it out of electronics.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 06:58 10

7. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


round 274.. .fight!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 07:13 2

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11996; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


@remixfa Lmao exactly!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:52

22. snowgator (Posts: 3245; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


remixfa, buddy, you make me giggle, even as I type... :-D

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:49 1

24. -box- (Posts: 3823; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'm waiting for Samsung to get the instruction to "FINISH HIM!" so there's no more of this baloney...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 07:27 2

10. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Samsung definitely owns the copyright for cheap ripoff copies of other companies' products.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:00 4

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Troll^ ignore

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:54

23. snowgator (Posts: 3245; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Just a couple more thumbs down, and the moderation you wear as a badge of honor comes true...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 07:36 6

11. Justsadd (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


samsung fight back.......support you...apple always launch a rubbish .....hahahaha

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 07:54 7

12. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)


Whoever wrote this article is obviously on Apples side in all this. What a fan boy!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:37 1

20. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


i so agree with you
HEADLINE " Here we go again: Samsung sues Apple in Seoul over patents "

THEN " Surely Samsung is trying to steal a bit of Apple's thunder prior to the iPad HD announcement. Both the Apple iPhone 4S and the Apple iPad are mentioned in the filing for the suit"

This says alot to me about "bn a fanboy" when they suppose 2b objective when they write aryicles so we the readers can come up with our our conclusion, instead of feeding us their subjectivity.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:19

14. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


I'd like to think that it was too late to stop the machine for Samsung, after the yesterday news about Apple willing to end patent war for settlements. They are 13-14 hours ahead.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:29

15. Bangthering_007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


South Korea has even a way of getting into peoples' minds. They even hate their own country company now. Whats left? Nuconquer AMERICA!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:33 2

16. hepresearch (unregistered)


Reminds me of Gandalf vs. Sauromon in LOTR... except that Gandalf is Samsung, and Sauromon is Apple.

The conversation goes something like this...

Apple: "License my IP, and I will let you live."
Samsung: {jumps out of the courtroom window to escape}
Apple: "So, Samsung, you have chosen death..."

I suppose it is possible that Samsung could survive somehow and even beat Apple at its own game, but it will be exceedingly difficult, guaranteed. Apple has the decks stacked in their own favor currently, and it will take some insanely fast and smart thinking, and additional help no doubt, to overcome Apple. Perhaps filing suit in South Korea, their home territory, is the best thing they can do right now for themselves... home-field advantage is generally a favorable thing.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:52 1

21. snowgator (Posts: 3245; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


hep, buddy, you make me giggle, even as I type... :-D

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 20:59

25. hepresearch (unregistered)


Thanks snowgator... unlike some individuals here, when I use sarcasm or satire it is generally for the intent of entertaining. When I am in an entertaining mood, I aim to please... yes, I throw out some stark analysis with it on occasion, but it is always better when delivered with a good dose of jest. I am glad you appreciated the remark!

Hey, just on a side-note, I thought I would mention that I've been getting a lot better over the last few weeks from the after-effects of the chemo from last year. I am starting to get to the point where I think I'll be able to start doing more stuff every day like I used to back last spring. Maybe even look for employment again... it would be nice, and I'm feeling more confident in my improving health every day.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:57 2

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


The tech world would be better if APPLE stop being a BTCH and suit every mobile company.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:16

19. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


i wish everyone in the tech industry lost their lawsuits if it's for piss ant trivial patents

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