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Samsung-Apple hearing in Australia expedited, but the iPhone 4S ban attempt in Europe paused

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Samsung-Apple hearing in Australia expedited, but the iPhone 4S ban attempt in Europe paused
Samsung scored a fast-tracked hearing for the lawsuit that Apple raised against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, which resulted in preliminary injunction and banning the tablet from sales and marketing Down Under. This expedited schedule win is important, since Samsung will have a chance to lift the ban, if the litigation outcome is positive for the company, and start selling its best tablet in Australia in time for the all-important holiday season. Still, no firm date has been set by the judge, only a recommendation that the process should be fast-tracked.

In Europe the roles got reversed, though. The counter-lawsuits and preliminary injunction requests Samsung filed against the sales and marketing of the new Apple iPhone 4S in France and Italy on the basis of 3G standard patents were put on pause by the courts. Samsung will have until November 15 to file a new plea, while Apple will have until December 6 to respond. We can bet that Apple will file on the last day, and then December 16 is set for the hearing in Italy, by which time Apple will have sold many, many iPhone 4S handsets already. The same hearing was postponed in France also - for November 15. 

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posted on 27 Oct 2011, 04:48 3

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


Looking forward to Apple bringing these copycats to justice.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 04:52 7

2. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


pathetic how all iDiots think about Apple.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 12:25

11. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Starting with you the first idiot

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 05:48 4

3. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


"To justice"

So... when do we get to bring Apple to justice for notifications, OTA updates, phone technology, dual core processors, lock screen camera access, and the many other things that other phones had before the iPhone?

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:46

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


Your post makes zero sense

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 12:26 2

12. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Taco your the senseless

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 13:37 1

14. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Of course it makes no sense! Why would it? After all, I'm only naming the many things only implemented on iPhones after Android did it!

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 05:50 6

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And just so we avoid confusion, I think the litigation on both sides is ridiculous and needs to end. Especially since Sammy is changing its software already to differentiate from the iPhone/iPad.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 20:37

16. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


hey man chill out. . . if u have so much faith in Apple and think they are the greatest, then why bother to go to Phonearena everyday because people with iPhones live their lives knowing that Apple will prevail. And you should be one of those people to have a "life" outside of a virtual world but instead you choose to waste 10 hours a day on a website. What kind of example are you showing us about the "iPhone people". . . having no real life

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 06:00 3

5. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Will the ban happen? Never! Apple too big and powerful! The iZombies will wage war. There'll be a "Resident Evil 6!"

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 06:48 3

6. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


very soon a world populated only by taco clones and one same iphone for the whole world

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 07:09 7

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


amazing how apple's "bar napkin" lawsuits get expedited and have preliminary injunctions, while samsung's patent lawsuits that apple admits to breaking.. get paused..

me thinks someone is bribing lawyers.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:46 1

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


Whatever helps you sleep at night

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 09:53 2

8. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Samsung should have change software from the beginning... now it will cost them...
sorry.. is already costing

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 12:53 3

13. robinrisk (unregistered)


Remixfa´s right. A lawsuit based on the patenting of rectangle devices with a screen gets a preliminary ban. A lawsuit based on an actual invention (3G) gets paused. Come on! I don´t like the lawsuits and all, but there is definitely something freaky going on here.

Of course, since samsung actually produces a ton of the components of the iPhone, maybe samsung´s just trying to scare apple and not ban their products.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 16:50 1

15. paulyyd (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


u mad android bros?

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