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Samsung denies that they are talking to Apple to resolve their infringement dispute

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Samsung denies that they are talking to Apple to resolve their infringement dispute
In April, Apple sued Samsung, claiming that the Galaxy line of devices is a ripoff of the iPhone and iPad, infringing on everything "from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging." Samsung fired back, suing Apple in the U.S., Germany, Japan, and Korea.

Since that time, both companies have demanded to see their rival's upcoming devices, to identify any further infringement. But that seems to have only made the matter worse.

When U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh asked the companies to "all just get along," Apple's attorney said that Samsung and Apple "are in fact meeting and talking". Unfortunately, Samsung told V3 that they are "unaware of any meetings or discussions between the two sides on the matter."

In the worst-case scenario, Apple's counsel was fibbing to pacify the judge. We'd like to think there's just a disconnect within Samsung about who's talking, or what exactly constitutes meetings or discussions.

So what do you think? There's no doubt that the Galaxy line closely resembles the iPhone and iPad. But isn't it difficult for a sleek touchscreen device to 'resemble' anything else? We think this a slippery slope for both Apple and Samsung. Is Apple going to sue everyone that makes a touchscreen device?

source: V3 via Apple Insider

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posted on 20 Jun 2011, 23:50 5

1. jura21 (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Jun 2011)


next apple will sue all developers who port their apps to android n wp7

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 00:11 4

2. Hello-dirt (Posts: 100; Member since: 02 May 2010)


"Is Apple going to sue everyone..."; the answer is YES. Silly iPhonearena is so enamored with Apple that they cannot even admit the simple truth. Apple will sue everyone.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 00:41 1

3. ztedac (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 May 2010)


that's how apple makes money and become one of the top companies (profit making) xDDD

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 02:28 3

4. liklok (unregistered)


Not every company is making a device with a touch screen which exactly look like iPHONE.....look at Xperia Arc/ X10/ Neo, Look at Nokia N8/ N9 (latest) or HTC or Motorola range of Droid.

they are all able to differentiate itself except for SAMSUNG.

Compare to other Android implementation for UI....almost everyone have their own stuff that look unlike apple. Samsung's do look like it especially when you click into the menu.

I don't want to say Apple is totally right in doing so but I think Samsung deserve it. Now I hope Nokia also found Samsung infringe a number of their stuff and sue them.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 02:47 2

5. rmutafov (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Yes, but all of these smartphone companie u just named, are in the smartphone business for a very long time, and Samsung I believe join the high-end mobile device industry with the first Galaxy S. So if it wasn't Apple it would've been someone else.
Btw in my opinion the Galaxy devices are similar to the iPhone only from the front view, nothing else in common. And the iPad? How r those simillar?

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 05:02 3

6. AppleHater (unregistered)


I'm an Apple hater.
But, I think Samsung copied from Apple.
Give to Samsung existing product, and ask them to make it better, and they will do it.
Ask them to make brand new product, and they will fail.
Good hardware, lack of creativity.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:30 1

7. jiezel91 (unregistered)


Well, I am not an Apple fanboy nor a Samsung hater but I personally think Samsung deserves being sued! Samsung right from the very start has this stupid strategy of ripping off (indirect copying) of most talked-about devices on the market and then offer better specs and release it.
They seem to have no originality in design and concept, or in a word, COPYCATS!
I mean I'm not saying that they never had original designs or concepts. They DO HAVE! And I personally think they are a highly competitive company. However, their rip-off strategy is disturbing and the devices that they release are strikingly similar to the current most popular devices. For what? Just to ride on the success of the devices and gain profits? Oh come on! Seriously, would anyone call them an innovator just because they offer a monstrous feature-packed rip-offs and riding on someone else's fame?

As far as I can remember, when the Nokia NSeries was still ruling the smartphone world, Samsung started to release rip-offs of the NSeries line too! Think Nokia N81 and Samsung i450, Nokia N95 and Samsung G810, Nokia N79 and Samung i7110 to name a few... And here comes the iPhone, became a massive hit, fastforward... and then they got the Galaxy line! Moreover, it's pretty obvious that the TouchWiz UI is iOS-inspired, aesthetics-wise.

Being a real innovator is one thing but being a smart copycat is another. And I personally think Samsung badly has to be a REAL INNOVATOR rather than being a SMART COPYCAT.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 12:50

8. kaka (unregistered)


how can samsung be copying apple when samsung announced a device then a few months later apple announced a similar looking phone? look it up.

all this are just a way for apple to deflect the copying theory away from them. it is apple who copies from others, just look at ios5. bbm style messaging? notifications? and many more....

apple is good at marketing and designs but as far as innovations, they are way behind samsung. this strategy to sue everyone will eventually catch up to them(already had, nokia?), i for one will not be buying any apple products until they stop their inaccurate marketing, overpricing and spins.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 18:21

9. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


I hope Apple will not copy Samsung on a solar power netbook coming soon.

Samsung-nc215s-solar-netbook

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