Samsung accuses Apple of refusing to negotiate 3G patent licensing
Last July, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung for touchscreen technology patent infringement as Samsung launched its then new Galaxy tablet. In return, Samsung fired back saying Apple infringed its 3G data transmission patents on the second-gen iPad and iPhone 4 and 4S.
The legal session will now look at two of the patents in question, and hopefully the two companies can settle on a decision soon.
This whole patent madness started in April 2011 with Apple throwing a gauntlet at Samsung for its Galaxy tablet. Samsung tried to negotiate licensing the patents and claims “Apple has refused to engage in negotiations.”
This trial in the Land Down Under will run through the whole week and more sessions are planned for October. It’s just one of many legal fights spanning across several countries. Most recently, in the UK, a judge famously wrote that Samsung devices don’t infringe on Apple’s patents since “they are not as cool.”
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7326; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I probably read this wrong, but did I see that this started a year ago and its barely taking motion now?
8. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
no.. they are saying the big "war" started about a year ago when Apple went after the original Galaxy Tab in Australia.
2. script_writer (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
FFS apple!!! leave it alone!! nobodys trying to copy you, (why would anybody want to copy you (what have you got to hide)). My point is that i think apple are really really pathetic and immature with all these patent wars. Next your being sueing urself for copying yourself what with all of your phones being identical apart from shape.
12. aaronkatrini (Posts: 236; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
"nobodys trying to copy you" ?! what are chinese Hiphones doing?
5. -box- (Posts: 3708; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Yeah, didn't you hear? Apple decided they own everything, even if they had no prior experience or knowledge of it.
7. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Apple owns magic.
They also own the definition of "magic", in this case, 3G.
11. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)
I heard they are going after David Copperfield and the estate of Harry Houdini.
4. marchels14 (unregistered)
what the hell,did Apple sue Samsung in every country possible in the world.to me it looks like.
6. -box- (Posts: 3708; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Perhaps, but I'm only aware of those in Germany, UK, Australia, and the US
9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i do believe spain and a few others were there as well.
If you count the countries they are suing in + where they are being sued, its nearly all of europe, US, parts of asia, australia, and a few other places.