ITC judge rules that Samsung has infringed on three Apple patents, might lead to product bans
18 September Apple wins an appellate court ruling, might force Samsung to nix UI features from its older phones
2 January Samsung will have to reveal sales data in Apple patent lawsuit
7 December Judge Koh pleas for 'global peace' between Apple and Samsung for the sake of consumers, incites laughter
6 December Samsung and Apple meet with Judge Lucy Koh for post-trial hearing
6 December Apple and Samsung return to court for hearing in front of Judge Koh
8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7724; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Sure blame Apple for protecting their property
10. Nocturne (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 May 2012)
Protecting your property is fine.
Trying to stifle innovation isn't.
28. Hemlocke (unregistered)
What "innovation" is involved when you are infringing upon the IP of another company! Protecting your IP does the exact opposite of "stifling innovation."you are forced to either pay for doing something a certain way, or you find another way to do it. If it was not protected and it was a good method, companies would just use it for free and skip figuring out a better way to do it.
36. CDGMobile (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
You say this as if Samsung isnt already making new products despite these bans and injunctions, its just that Apple keeps a tent in the courtroom and a sleeping bag on deck for every release date that Samsung or other major competition has, how much longer can we look at the news board and see that once again Apple has claimed that someone has stolen their patent (lets not forget they steal patents too) and then those products get banned, then those products are unbanned and the circle of death continues
37. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
@Hemlocke: Xerox, the "inspriation" for the original macintosh. LG Prada, various Sony designs, and other generic designs: "inspriation" for iphone. Dieter Rams' designs for Braun: "inspriation" for pretty much everything coming out of apple since jobs' return which continues until now. Mitsubishi and others: "inspiration" for multitouch. Rio & other MP3 players: "inspiration" for ipod. Windows tablets and other tablet designs, as well as the concept of a thin interactive device (like a clipboard or writing pad): "inspiration" for ipad. Apple hasn't come up with anything actually new or innovative in years, if ever. Stop fooling yourself. You're a poison, as is your name.
18. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
One property was recently declared as stolen so to say ... bounce scroll was it?
20. ScottSchneider (Posts: 327; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Some dogs always bark but never bite... The same way Apple's only gonna throw law suits at everyone instead of innovating good products... We are all here for better innovation technology for our tomorrow... Stopping it is like eating pure Bull$h!t...
14. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Do whatever you want to do Apple, King will always be the King.
And you know what, Don't even think that you can come even near to the technology what Samsung and Google has.
25. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Lol Google is supporting sam**** .. but apple they are doing their own OS.....
U know LG Is making Nexus 2.. and i like i-phones much , but i hate SAM****. Nexus 2 will rock... ( As LG is producing it )
2. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
What are the devices in question? Are the the ones from the trial and if so who cares? It's not like any of them are new.
5. MeoCao (unregistered)
GNex, S2 are involved but not S3
3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Feb is too long away ... 4 months is a big time in Android world :)
Apple can keep doing this and get nothing out of it except more sales for Samsung ...
21. nicholassss (Posts: 364; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Wrong button. Ment to reply above you. Can you delete? Haha
4. Retro-touch (Posts: 268; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
What I don't understand is why Samsung are getting a beating only in American courts yet those same law suits go very differently in Asia and Europe?????
6. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Jingoism prevails over principle of natural justice. Nothing uncomon. What needs to be seen is how many politicians hold huge stocks of Apple ... :)
9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7724; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Bias and those countries don't believe in fair justice
17. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Yes America protects culprit of one of the worst Industrial disasters in world. Do you know who? If not go back to school :)
23. tedkord (Posts: 7984; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
You just described the American trial perfectly. Throw in retard with an agenda, and you've also nailed the jury foreman.
46. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
fair justice in America? Do some research you sound ignorant...
15. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
It's because Apple's patents are so broad that it's really just a matter of opinion if someone is infringing or not.
38. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
"Home field advantage", even though apple doesn't pay taxes in the US nor does it have any manufacturing jobs here. Samsung does both.
43. xtremesv (Posts: 277; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
The problem within US political system is lobbying, a subtle way to bribe politicians. In the States is acceptable that large companies “donate” big amounts of money to gain political favors. I don’t know but Apple with its endless bank account (almost as big as the US federal government’s) may do wonders. For the record, I’m not accusing anyone, Apple could sue me and they really excel at that.
7. Topcat488 (Posts: 1318; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Please Samsung, make Apple remove LTE from their products... This patent has nothing to do with FRAND, the iphone5 will run perfectly on 3G networks... Please don't let them off the hook on this one... Thank You in Advance.
39. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Oh yeah, I had forgotten about that lawsuit. Disappointed there hasn't been anything more on it
11. Savage (unregistered)
Who cares. Its not as if this is gonna boost Apple sales. As time passes, Apple's new devices are getting lamer and lamer.
12. rcwfox2002 (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)
Why is it only U.S. courts that side with Apple just shameful.
24. kamejoko (Posts: 151; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
Because U.S. courts eat money from apple.
13. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Nokia, samsung and Motorola are companies that are really old and respected :(
16. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Because Apple is a US company, that is why. They gotta protect their own economy. Thus only Apple can sell black rectangles with rounded corners, the most ridiculous patent in the world.
19. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Funny thing is I've been banned from posting and voting because of whatever reasons I also don't know, when I'm using my mobile to surf to this website. Maybe I crap Apple and USPTO too much on their ridiculous patents and no one wants to face it. But I'm still able to post on the PC. Oh well. :p
26. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Guys these are just PHONES ......
Just chill out and use what ever u like..
29. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
Coming from someone who admits they hate Samsung and slates it defending apple
Why pretend to act all neutral when your just like most of the others, you have a undeserved sense of superiority
31. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Superiority Complex is a psychological state of existence emnating from a sense of inferiority ...
32. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Lol. I hate samsung NOT android. And guys like u, just troll on the internet and also why hate something that doesnt even benefit u. Hmmm, i think u lost ur mind lol
33. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
Lmao why hate something that doesn't even benefit you............yet you blindly hate Samsung and how's that benefiting you then.
You apple fans are all the same slaging people for exactly what they do themselves but in your eyes your allowed because you think you have more right.......you dont.
Nah i havent lost my mind but atleast i have one to loose
44. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Lol. (I HATE SAMSUNG NOT ANDROID.) And guys like u, just troll on the internet and also (WHY HATE SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T EVEN BENEFIT U.) Hmm, i think u lost ur mind lol.
You realize what you did here??? Make a statement one sentence.. and the VERY NEXT ONE.. you contradict it. lol.. you must have lost your mind.. ;)
27. someones4 (Posts: 622; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Apple will burn under everyone's hatred.
I really wish samsung has a really good answer for all this. "we'll make our own patent office, with hookers and blackjack"
40. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Using a Bender quote: You win 1000 internets!
30. Cyberchum (Posts: 587; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
If cr@pple really wants to protect their patent (do they really have one?) they should licence like Nokia, Microsoft et cetera do and not stifle competition like they do. It should be busy competing with itself 'cos i haven't seen a real innovation from the bitten fruit since the first iphone ( that is if you don't count gimmicks). All in all, US licence office is to blame.
34. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
"Judge Thomas Pender ruled that Samsung has stepped upon Apple's patented turf regarding the design of the iPhone, its touchscreen technologies and for connecting headphones"
Ok, design patents, I can see (although it seems total BS to be able to patent a shape) but touchscreen patents and "connecting headphones" are allowed?! Somebody please tell me what kind of stuff the patent office is smoking to let this slide
35. Aeires (unregistered)
Meanwhile, in a Dutch court Samsung was found to not be infringing on Apple's patents.
41. BREvenson (Posts: 239; Member since: 17 May 2012)
Patents for "the design of the iPhone, its touchscreen technologies and for connecting headphones"...all three things that Apple did not create, but since they have the paperwork, they get all the credit and can sue anyone else who uses that technology. This is an injustice of the highest caliber, and the biggest reason why I hate Apple with a passion.
There is no logic or fairness involved in the US patent system, and because of that, Apple is the most powerful force in the business world...and it's complete bull.
42. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yet, they completely ignore the story that came out yesterday that a judge in another panel told Apple to go to heck basically.
49. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
They got a patent for connecting a headphone? I'm pretty sure every company and product that has a 3.5mm jack uses the same technologies. I'm so sick of this patent war BS.