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Samsung already planning legal action on the new iPad, could block Australian launch

Samsung already planning legal action on the new iPad, could block Australian launch
Yes, The new iPad was just introduced yesterday and already it appears like it might be the subject of legal action by Samsung. The Korean based tech giant asked the Australian court where it has been battling with Apple, for an emergency hearing. The request was made after yesterday's event which leads to the speculation that the third-generation Apple tablet is involved. While there is no information about precisely what is on Samsung's agenda, there is the possibility that Sammy's attorneys could be seeking an injunction against the launch of The new iPad.

Already the subject of a court battle?

Already the subject of a court battle?

Friday morning at 10:30 am local time, an emergency hearing is scheduled for the court room of Justice Annabelle Bennett, who has presided over the legal battles between Samsung and Apple in Australia and temporarily blocked sales of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 last October. Patent blogger Florian Mueller said that he would be surprised if Samsung brought up patents related to essential 3G standards which it has made an issue of in earlier cases involving the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone. Mueller also noted that non-essential patents that Samsung brought in up in U.S. and German litigation have proven to be ineffective. Final hearings on Samsung's suit against Apple, some of which fall under French jurisdiction, are set to be hear in September and October.

This isn't the first time that Samsung has tried to block the launch of a new Apple device. Last October, the Korean firm tried to get an injunction in Italian and French courts against the Apple iPhone 4S but was unsuccessful. The new iPad is set to be released in Australia on March 16th, unless Samsung does manage to persuade the judge to issue the injunction.

source: itNews via AppleInsider

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posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:47 5

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


well well well.. look at Samsung now... after the smokes clears.... Samsung wil be sent home with their tails between their legs

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:49 4

2. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol you know those guys that hate you and apple will be clowning you any sec now...hahaha i'll give you a "heads up" thumbs up...haha

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:54 2

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


If I dont get thumbs down then I am not doing my job .. thank you

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:59 1

5. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Sounds like samsung is being a lil offensive with the suing...

everyone was just bragging on a previous post that samsung doesnt have patents to sue its to defend...

doesn't look like D-fense to me...

"1st & 10, Samsung has the ball and starting on their own 20 yard line. "

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 17:07 3

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2870; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Trolling is your job? How much an hour do you get paid? Nothing? Wow that sucks, maybe you should get another job.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 17:23 3

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


wow.. you Rory.. since when every jobs needs to get. even though seeing how ignorant the fandroids are.. and how their phones means their lives... that's more that the Foxx Conn people get.. ( opps here comes pastor remix)..

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 17:46 2

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2870; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


ohhh gallitoking lol, sometimes you are hilarious.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:49 13

3. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


All this suing is making me nauseated.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 17:00 14

6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I wish we could have a whole new sections devoted to lawsuits. One that I'd ignore as much as possible...

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 22:32 3

12. alterecho (Posts: 958; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


lawsuitarena.com

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 17:44 3

9. galaxyisking (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


sweet!

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 18:51 1

11. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


I wish all these companies would just stop all of the suing and banning really is uneccasery

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 23:33 3

13. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


no, we wish Apple would stop.....he s started so he has to eat it

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 04:16 1

14. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


this is why technology is not improwing faster because instead of working together to make even better things they are suing each other...

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:24

15. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


crappy phonearena is full of ads

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:48 1

16. meetmadzky (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Apple started this war anyway. We can't blame all other company to bite back or do the same.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:21

17. johnfranckiv (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


All these law suits are not actually hindering technological inovation. All we read about seems to be frivilious suits, but there is a ton going on behind closed doors. Apple, Samsung, HTC , Moto, etc all have legal teams. Their lawyers battle it out in court, but that does not stop any of the R&D that is happening in the companies. If anything, everyone who is NOT Apple, is hard at work creating new, more exciting ways of doing the same shi*t, to avoid Apple's legal team.

It's annoying to go to tech sites, and instantly get confused thinking you pulled up a law site :P... But Apple suing everyone is only going to hurt Apple. They can keep their patents, and sue for every one of them. They should too. The problem isn't Apple suing everyone for patent infringment. Any company would be required to do the same thing. The problem is that these patents were even given to them.

But as Apple sues everyone, for everything. Companies like Google, Microsoft, and Samsung ( BADA... miss you peter!) are forced to develop new ways of getting our information.

So even though it seems like we ( the consumer) are losing in all of this. We will gain tremendously in the long run when other companies out-develop, out-inovate, and out-"revolutionize" Apple and their armory of patents.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:42

18. skymitch89 (Posts: 982; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I bet that if Samsung really wanted to be a pain, they could try and sue Apple here in the US over use of LTE in a tablet.

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