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Motorola's injunction againt Apple important, but also not likely to last

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Motorola's injunction againt Apple important, but also not likely to last
After a German court awarded Motorola a preliminary injunction against Apple, there was a lot of speculation on how big of an impact it would be on the consumers, and how likely the injunction was to stand. German legal professionals have now weighed in, communicating with Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents.

Mueller reports that legal experts made it clear that the preliminary injunction against Apple Inc. is a very serious ruling. While the injunction is not specifically against the German subsidiary of Apple, allowing current stock to sell through, Apple would violate the injunction if they were to ship any more stock into Germany. Since retailers are selling out their stock of iOS devices on a regular basis, this would quickly impact the ability of Apple to sell products to German customers.

Luckily for Apple the same legal experts think it’s more likely than not that Apple will be able to win a temporary suspension of the injunction, which would allow them to continue importing Apple products into the country until a final verdict is reached.  In the mean time, two more Motorola-Apple trials have been scheduled, including some that target "other Apple entities".  According to Mueller, it's difficult to know ahead of time what the most likely outcome is, but Apple's legal strategy now entails greater risk then it did before.

source: Foss Patents via Apple Insider

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posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:12 14

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


go MOTO .....now crapple gonna feel d heat ..

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 14:43 5

67. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


They gonna make a nice hot apple tart from them.......actually wait a second the Cr...apple used will prob be rotten

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 23:53

92. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha dont worry everyone its alright for motogoog to be anticompetitive but lo and behold apple sues samsung and its oh apple is trying to take ovr the world… come on… at least dont be hypocritical

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:19 2

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Bullcrap, this is extortion. Instead of leading by innovation, Motorola is using lawsuits that makes no damn sense.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:29 13

3. ElectroManiac (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Sounds like what apple did to samsung.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:31 11

5. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


So it was OK for apple to do this? What goes around, comes around.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:35 9

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Bull crap, this is extortion. Instead of leading by innovation, *Apple* is using lawsuits that make no damn sense.

Here, Miz. I corrected you.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:41 5

10. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


The_Miz has to be making a funny.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:43 8

11. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


It's very simple. Apple is now getting a taste of their own medicine. KARMA is a b*tch.

This was a long time coming!

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 12:03 5

15. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I still can't get over that IDIOT Samsung lawyer who couldn't spot a difference between an iPad and a Galaxy Tab - a product that the company he is representing makes FFS!!

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 12:36 1

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


I guess Samsung did a really good job mimicking the iPad.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 12:49 8

21. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Except it didn't. There is nothing in common between the two devices, except both of them having a black bezel around the screen, angular edges, and being very thin.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 14:44 1

68. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


yes because its touch screen and rectangular apparently so its must be the exact same as the isad

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 12:48 4

20. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know that was a very sad day for Samsung!

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 12:58

23. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Think about it, from 25ft away they look pretty similar. If his eyesight wasn't perfect it would be a tough call to make in my opinion...

And from what I recall 25ft was the distance at which the lawyer was unable to differentiate.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 13:00

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


It was 10 feet. They look similar from 1 foot away.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 13:07 3

27. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Riight...

http://www.cybervally.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/galaxy-tab-10.1-vs-ipad-2-1.jpg

They look absolutely similar. Except the fact that one is more rectangular-shaped, has no front physical button, has its FFC on one of its longer sides, and so on /sarcasm.

And that's just from the front. From the back - they are completely different.

I'm not even talking about the actual hardware and software..

Seriously - if you can't differentiate between those two 4 meters away - you got some serious vision problems.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 14:38 1

61. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Holy s**t for once you are correct. It was ten feet, and they do look similar from one foot away.

Key word being SIMILAR. Not IDENTICAL.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 13:25 6

35. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok but the iPad is more square looking because of its 4:3 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is more rectangular because of its 16:9 aspect ratio. They really don't look similar even from 25 feet. I can definitely tell the difference between them both. I really think Samsung’s lawyer dropped the ball on that one!

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 14:42

65. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


it makes as much sense as apple trying to sue every company that has a touch screen phone,sometimes the only way to fight fire with fire and apple has many pending law suits on which its getting burnt

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:30 4

4. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Moto wants to do what Samsung couldnt....

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:33 5

7. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Google bought Motorola's IP, which they immediately shared with HTC and could easily share just the same with Samsung. All to protect Android. Hopefully both sides can come to an agreement and put a stop to this litigious nonsense.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 13:17 6

30. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Thats what I'm hoping for. The only way to get apple to stop is to push them into the corner and scare them by beating them at their own game. Then maybe they can come to some amicable non-suing agreement or something

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 14:08

54. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Make a good phone without copying competition?

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 14:47 7

70. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Actually motorola have been making good phones long before apple even considered entering the mobile phone world

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:33 8

6. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


i dont understand why PA try to save crapple`s a$$ everytime.. ..lol

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:37 9

9. windowsRocks (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


If every apple competitor starts doing such things then apple will end up with no invention other than Stealing software.........lolz

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 11:45 6

13. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Which they already do.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 14:38 5

59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


isnt that where they are at right now?? ive heard of all these amazing features in iOS5 like OTA updating, cloud services, drop down notifications... where have i heard them before?? hmmmmm??

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 15:07

76. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I heard of touchwiz.. were have i seen that before?...hmmmm

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