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In a tit-for-tat strategy, Samsung files a complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission

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In a tit-for-tat strategy, Samsung files a complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission
In a tit-for-tat game, Samsung has filed a complaint against Apple with the United States International Trade Commission, asking for an investigation into "certain Mobile Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computer”, which it could have just referred to as iDevices, since we all know who is this aimed towards.

Not much else is known at this point, but it seems to be a countermove for what Apple did by filing in South Korea on the 22nd of June, after Samsung was denied access to the next iPhone and iPad, but Apple was denied banning Samsung's newest gadgets from being sold in the US last week.

The game is heating up, especially with Apple trying to drop Samsung's components supply like a bad habit, or at least diversify by moving to the TSMC foundry, in light of these legal tussles.

source: SamsungHub

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posted on 29 Jun 2011, 09:23 1

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hmm. I wonder what specifically they want the government to investigate?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 09:31 1

2. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


Me too. I didn't get it at all. Lol

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 09:37 1

3. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


One word: the ichip. Lol.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 10:04 2

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*delete post*

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 10:08 1

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Grrrr....

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:01 3

6. Gizmos (unregistered)


Apple suing Samsung is not b/c Samsung copies the look of iphone, but it is b/c Samsung make Nexus S and about to make Amazon tablet (rumors). Apple see it as a threat. Look at HTC, which make the Nexus 1, sue by Apple (still no solutions). Android become larger by volume, of course, always be a threat to Apple. Look at Apple try to sue Nokia, which in the industry for years; In the end, Apple have to settle outside court (Nokia win, btw). Samsung in the industry for years, Apple seriously have no base on this case. Period.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 14:46 1

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


Oh really? Then why didn't Apple sue Moto for their xoom, RIM for their playbook, Htc for their tablet, and HP for their touchpad?

As for Apple vs Nokia lawsuit. The details were never published as to what terms both parties agreed upon. I'm sure it's a win-win for both, so don't say that Apple lost on that one because the court never said that Apple lost, and there's no article either that said that Apple lost. There was a court settlement between the two.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 15:44 1

8. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Because even Apple's not stupid enough to claim that a Honeycomb tablet can be mistaken at all for an iPad, nor are they stupid enough to make any patent claims about tablet PCs when tabs have been around for years.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 17:41

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


exactly but samsungs products look a lot like Apple's. When I saw the first galaxy s it looks very similar. Even the music app has the itunes logo on it.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 18:24

10. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


In simpler words. The others did not blatantly copy iDevices as Sammy did.

As for your side comment that tabs have been around for years. Which tabs are you referring to that shook the mobile tech industry back to their drawing boards?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 21:40 1

11. guest89 (unregistered)


and apple never copied anyone hmm lets have a look at ios 5 huh...everyone copies everyone one way or another..and no its not a win win situation with apple and nokia..apple clearly lost but obviously no apple hooligan will ever admit...nokia gets a big lump of money and also will get money from every iphone sold in the future...looks very much like a nokia won.

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 15:24

12. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Innovating, improving, inspired, influenced, are different from merely copying. Know the difference.

Apple did not lose to Nokia. You like to think that Apple lost. There was a settlement. Unless you can tell us what the details of the settlement of course, then I might change my mind. No article posted that Apple lost that case. Nokia will be getting money from Apple alright. But in the fair amount that Apple was willing to pay them under FRAND rules initially. Not the overpriced amount and conditions that Nokia was asking in the beginning. You wanted to miss that part out now, didn't you? :)

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