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Samsung goes bolder, "more aggressive" in the patent war with Apple

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The current legal battle between Samsung and Apple is among the biggest legal disputes the tech industry has seen, and it’s about to get uglier. Samsung, which up until now has held a relatively quiet stand, isn’t going to keep quiet for too long and will become more aggressive defending its rights. 

"We'll be pursuing our rights for this in a more aggressive way from now on," Lee Younghee, heading global marketing for mobile communications at Samsung said in an interview. The Koreans say that Apple has been “free riding” wireless patents until now.

Samsung has virtually only commented on the ongoing litigations via press releases and this official statement comes as the first proof of the new aggressive strategy. The company has recently backfired with a planned lawsuit aiming to halt next-gen iPhone sales in Europe.

Samsung’s offensive starts after numerous rumors confirmed that Apple is moving away from the Korean company as one of its main suppliers of silicon and moving to Taiwanese TSMC. Samsung reported revenues of $5.7 billion from Apple in its 2010 financial report.

It all started with Apple saying that the Koreans “slavishly copy” the iPhone and the iPad, borrowing not only the form factor, but things as little as icons. In the initial filing, Apple provided details as tiny as the degree of the phone handle in the phone application, which Cupertino thinks has been copied directly from iOS.

Apple was quick to give an answer Samsung’s new strategy by saying: "It is no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong and we need to protect Apple's intellectual property when companies steal our ideas," Korea-based spokesman for Apple, Steve Park, said.


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posted on 23 Sep 2011, 08:51 26

1. edpad90 (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I hope apple gets what they deserve... lets go samsung!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:13 15

7. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Samsung has more patents. About time to counter attack!!!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 08:52 1

2. edpad90 (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


FIRST!!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:57 6

17. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


FAIL!

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 03:49

75. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 799; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


LOL. . . made my day. . .

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:05 9

3. lol@Apple (unregistered)


Apple came out with a touchscreen and now ANY other semi square touch screen phone is a copy...so pathetic...Apple makes one phone every 2 years and the iphone 4 was the biggest tech failure of 2010 by CNN and Consumer Reports couldnt suggest it to consumers but hey Over Priced, Shiney, and Square!!! NO ONE COPY THAT! PLEASE!!!

Samsung actually puts their antennas INSIDE the phones so they work, they use gorrilla glass so their phoens dont shatter when the wind blows, they put in expandable memory and removable batteries. Then Android gives you 1000 times more customization than the shortcuts only iphone ios...

Yeah I def see COPIES here....Rolls eyes...Apple is so terrible lol If Americans werent so driven by ads on TV and marketing then the iPhone would NEVER sell.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:08 5

4. ayephoner (Posts: 833; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


one every year.

iphone 4 and 3gs are the top two selling phones of the year.

calm down, fandroid.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:20 9

10. lol@Apple (unregistered)


lol, I work for AT&T, most people dont know WHY they bought an iPhone, but they saw it on TV or some guy they know had one. Then after they have it for 2 years they HATE allt he problems they have, hate their broke screen, hate that they HAVE to buy another iPhone or else they lose everything they did over the last 2 years. they hate the poor reception and the cost of apps, they also hate having to go to apple for service on their phone. But they have no choice other than to keep the iphones or give up the last 2 years of apps, contacts, etc. OF course stupid Americans dont look into this stuff BEFORE they buy something.

Heroin sells GREAT in lots of states, that doesnt mean its a good idea, your logic is flawed. It just means LOTS of people are marketing driven tools.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:47 3

29. behemith (unregistered)


I work in the phone retail also and id agree with your comments,most iphone buyers buy it coz it looks cool,they liked the ad of it on tv or their friends have one,you can spot the poor folk walking into the shop before they even approach you. The funny part is when you see all the complaints later of dropped calls,phone needed engineers restores itunes or other attempts won't,caller not allowed to be switched on,easy broken screen and a host of other faults. the best is when they say: what the f**k to you mean my iphone has only one year warranty?! Why should i have to PAY APPLE for the second year warranty which Should be there!!!! Its hilarious as most iphone seem to self destructafter a year for some suspicious reason!!!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:22 1

45. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


WAT ANDROID PHONE COMES WITH MORE THEN A 1 YEAR WARRANTY?? UMMM NONE? LMAO!! I LOVE THE APPLE HATERS ON HERE ITS GREAT!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 13:04 1

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


it's not solely an android or apple thing
it's more like apple trying to ban competition globally
and now apple is getting a backlash... that's all
if you go against the world, you WILL lose...

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 07:39

82. Don't lie! (unregistered)


I have 2 years warranty for my cheap Samsung GT-I5800. So if you are stupid just keep your mouth shut!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:17 2

41. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


The iPhone's 89% retention rate crushes rivals
NEED I SAY MORE?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 17:34 1

60. Skidro13 (Posts: 53; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)


Yes, the article should have siad something about the retention rate of OS's. More people own android devices than iphones. People like android, but different companies keep making new better devices. I switched from a droid to an HTC phone.

iOS, despite its name, is out of all the mobile platforms is the one that's the least of a full operating system. In reality, iOS is not much more than an app launcher, especially given the limited form of multitasking that exists.-phonearena

android OS>iOS

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 17:50 2

63. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


YOUR RITE ALOT MORE PEOPLE DO HAVE ANDROIDS BUT THERE ARE ALSO HOW MANY DIFFERENT MODELS?? HOW MANY ARE OFFERED FOR FREE?? IF IPHONE HAD A FREE MODEL IM SURE THERE WOULD BE ALOT MORE IPHONES OUT THERE.. PLUS EVERY DAMN STORE YOU GO INTO THE REP TRIES TO SELL YOU A DROID CUZ THEY GET PAID S@#T ON IPHONE.. IOS>ANDROID OS

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:19 2

43. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


31% of users currently on Android, said they were planning to switch to an iPhone.
JUS INCASE YOU DIDNT GET MY FIRST POINT.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:36

57. choupino (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 May 2011)


That "31%" represents those that have never owned an iPhone before. Once they get a taste of the closed environment and lack of control over their own device, they'll be running back to Android. Moving from Freedom to Slavery will make them think twice!!! Lol

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 17:34 1

59. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


CLOSED ENVIRONMENT?? LMAO!! CONTROL OF YOUR DIVICE? LMFAO!! WAT CAN YOU HONESTLY DO WITH YOUR ANDROID THAT I CANT DO WITH MY IPHONE? OK YOUR RITE THERE IS A LOT MORE.. BUT HOW LONG DOSE IT WORK FOR? I CAN SELL 500 IPHONES AND NOT ONE COMES BACK I CAN SELL 500 DROIDS AND ATLEAST HALF COME BACK AND MOST SWITCH TO IPHONE..I UNDERSTAND THERE IS LOT MORE TO DO TO A DROID BUT YOU HAVE TO BE INTO COMPUTERS TO UNDERSYAND.. MOST CUSTOMERS WANT A PHONE THAT WORKS WELL AND IS EASY TO USE! IPHONE!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 17:41 1

61. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


OK SO BACK TO ALL THE THINGS YOUR ANDROID CAN DO THAT MY IPHONE CANT. BIGGEST THING IS FLASH.. IN WITCH CASE LAGS OUT YOUR DROID UNLESS YOU OVER CLOCK IT OR WAT EVER YALL CALL IT.. YOU GET FREE SUCKY A$$ GOOGLE MAPS IN WITCH CASE DONT WORK HALF THE TIME.. CHEAPER APPS? NOT RELE I GOT 8 PAGES OF APPS ON MY IPHONE AND ALL ARE FREE EXCEPT FOR MY WEATHER AND 2 GAMES THAT COST .99 CENTS LOL. I DONT NEED A REMOVEIBLE BATTERY CUZ MY PHONE ALWAYS WORKS.. LOL

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 17:44 1

62. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


OH WAIT THERE IS MORE!! ANDROID SUXS!!! LMFAO!! YOU ANDROID BOYS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT IPHONE IS THE BEST AND THERE IS NO IF AND OR BUTS ABOUT IT!

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 00:08

70. romeo (unregistered)


iphone may be the best for you because you don't do allot with your phone.
i understand that you think that iphone is the best because you probably belong to the crowd that just likes to say to friends "hey look at me, i have a iphone" and then not knowing what to do with it cause its just lame.
last year i got an iphone 4 for free (i thought i can put my x10 on the shelves) and it was sh*t.
you can't do anything with it. you can call ofcourse but the quality is sh*t (you buy a phone to call) then you want to text for me it was a bit to small( i got big hands) so i had to text in landscape.
it has no widgets. bluetooth almost never works.
you could't get music with bluetooth or internet i had to sinc it with itunes every time and then the worst of all was that you have to watch how you're holding it :| i thougt what the f**k
i just gave it away because i would feel like a thief if i had sold it.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 19:44

83. vander89 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Whoa man, chill.. Ok ok we understand that you lives your iPhone. But you are trying too hard to proof it. Dude, Steve jobs himself said that their goal is to create the best product and the most user friendly tech, and the customers are the judge a, if their tech is good people buys them, I'd its not, they're buying something that they think is better.. Really, there's absolutely no need to go fanatical about all this, well unless you work for Apple that is..

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 23:50

69. romeo (unregistered)


flash works fine without overclocking on android i can say that because i have an xperia play and it is'nt the fastest droid around but works smooth enough so that's fine for me
and google maps works almost everytime with me there was only 1 time it did'nt work with me and that was on my x10.
you have to pay for whatsapp on iphone on android its free maybe those little things are meant with that.
and after a couple a 100 times charging you'll understand why it's so easy to change your battery without tools.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 19:29

66. jacko (unregistered)


im 1 i used ijunk then to android and never looking back apple would have to come up with some specs in hardware and software to even think about me going back to apple untill then im android to the end

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 01:14

74. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


Why do people dog apple I have I phone and have droids buy what you want ....Keep your stupid remarks about why other people buy stuff to your self.I phone is a great phone and it would't sell as good as it does if it weren't. I like my droids too but my reception is better with I phone so I use it more. I know why I buy what I want so be stupid if you want but you don't know half what you think you do.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:13 2

18. taz89 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 May 2011)


yes apple sell in millions but just cause something is more popular does not mean its better...thats not how the world works,if you think it does than...

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:15 1

19. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)


Wait and Watch How the Android Eats the Apple ;)
Ayephoner. Noob

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:20

44. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


ANDROID EATS APPLE?? LETS BE REAL HERE ;)

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:40

37. Heatfan316 (Posts: 265; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


@ ayephoner and yet android has double the market share of IOS, I know, your going to tell me it's just two phones. WE DON'T CARE!!!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:10 3

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


Another bitter android freak. I feel sorry for you with iPhone 5 coming out. It's going to be a long winter.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:37 5

15. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


"Freak"? Isn't that what they called Steve Jobs and Bill Gates when they first started tinkering around with the ideas of computers... Maybe its a good thing. Thank you for the complement!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:17 1

21. taz89 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 May 2011)


isn't the ip5 only going to start catching up with the android specs and also i know its rumours but it might be delayed :(....also are you going to get the ip4s if thats the only iphone released....dont think i will cause i think i will be just as happy with just ios5 on my ip4..

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:35 1

25. LOL@That (unregistered)


Or since ios5 is a DIRECT rip of ANDROID, exactly, down to the widgets and drop down notification bar and every other STOLEN part of the OS (oh wait i thought apple was innovative), you could just get a good ANDROID phone, with durable materials, removable battery, expandable memory, cheaper apps, and more choices...Or you could keep being a retard that like to over pay for shiney yet not functional. Keep letting Apple TELL you what is good, instead of using common sense to figure out they are screwing you all big time and you take it with no lube and smile lol

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:33 1

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


thats alright taco. ill be sittin by the pool chillin with my ice cream sandwich (a benefit of living in FL :) ) while you beg your parents for an iphone 4s/5/whatever.

just remember, when you are playing with iOS5 marveling at the new functions, say thank you to google and android.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:52

39. jroc74 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol at you thinking someone is actually gonna be in tears if....no when...lets keep it real.... the iPhone 5 sets yet another sales record.

Has the iPhone popularity or sale records stopped anybody from choosing something else yet these past 4 years?

lol...I have to say, iFans are a funny bunch.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:40

58. choupino (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 May 2011)


Sorry taco50... It is going to be the iPhone 4S!!! Haaaaa... Guess what??? Apple is just throwing you iSheep a bone so that you can spend another year "on their titty"... Lol...That's the same crap they did with the iPhone 3G & 3GS... Go out an buy your iPhone... The "i" in the new one will be for "INTERIM" because that is all it will be.

Think about it.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:45

38. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


WHY ARE YOU HATEIN ON APPLE?? Samsung actually puts their antennas INSIDE the phones so they work,

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 13:07

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


you seems to be breaking apart eh?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:12 3

6. breathlesstao (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


Dear crapple,
I don't think you'd recognize hypocrisy if it walked up to and bitchslapped you.
kthxbai

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:14 1

8. Windows (unregistered)


True :)

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:16 3

9. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


You know, for as much as I appreciate american ingenuity, I am going to have to side with Samsung on this one. I know that Apple has been very innovative in the past but you can't make a phone (concept) and be successful at it and expect no one to take that idea and make it better. That would be like Ford saying here is the Model A we are going to sue anyone who wants to make a vehicle with a round stearing wheel and a spare tire.... Just not going to happen...

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:23 5

11. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


@taco-i pity u for using a fon wit screen as small as dat of a ristwatch.i pity u for using a fon that lacks bluetooth and cant download a simple mp3 from the
internet.i pity u for using a fon that keeps u awake all nyt jst downgrading n jailbreakn cos de last tym u bought ur freedom apple took it back with an update.you iphone fans r jst slaves.its indeed a pity.wen pple r already enjoying duo core phone u guys r still waiting on apple.its a big shame,wake up n smell de coffee.lol

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:55

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


??? Lay off the Ebonics. I have no idea what you're saying. Typical uneducated android user.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:29

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


woah woah woah.. dont go making your broad idiotic generalizations.

whatever language that is, isnt a fandroid language. by your own admission, we are more techie.. when is the last time you saw a techie speak nearly unreadable ebonics?

if u wanna throw stones, he probably has a "4g" iphone as well.. lol

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:26 1

12. Johan Liebert (unregistered)


go samsung!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:34 2

14. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I love android but I hate both Apple and Samsung. Apple isnt Flexible and customizable and Samsung products are rather fragile. Good thing theres HTC.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:18

22. Kevinvl15 (unregistered)


I currently own a samsung galaxy s2, but I do agree with you comment.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:27

24. taz89 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 May 2011)


fragile? that is questionable as am sure plastic is more likely to come out better when dropped....i admit love the feel of htc phone and there designs but dont like how they dont always use the best hardware on the inside like camera and loudspeakeres etc...also sense lags now and then...in saying that htc seams to be changing there way and fixing that, evident with the new sensation xe, looks awesome...if that had came out 1st instead of the sensation than i may not have had an gs2 lol i actually dropped it today was so scared but i was actually surprised that i did not get any scuffs or scratches...

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:37 1

26. LOL@That (unregistered)


LMAO!!!!!

There isnt a SINGLE HTC phone out there with Gorrilla Glass and EVERY phone they sell HAS to have an extended battery, or like every EVO user you find out 6 months down the road that you cant make it through a day with your HTC. Durable and HTC DO NOT go together AT ALL.

Where do people come up with these completely backwards opinions?

SMH

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:30

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


the Sensation uses gorilla glass.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:35

36. Interesting (unregistered)


Odd, my HTC rep told me 2 weeks ago that they had a specific contract right now that didnt allow them to use gorrilla glass on any of their phones for another year or so. Shows how much they know about their own products then...

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 00:28

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


odd, since i work for Tmobile and all the material specifically mentions gorilla glass.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:16

20. ilia1986 (unregistered)


ANNIHILATE THEM, SAMSUNG!! FOR FREEDOM!!!!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:18 1

23. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, things just keep heating up don't they? I'll just keep spectating. Pipe down, Taco. You called me a geek last night as if it was a bad thing.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:38 1

27. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Apple............. I just love samsung

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:40 1

28. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


first of apple iphone is neva durable in any sense nor is ios stable in anyway.the worse iphone and most laggiest is the iphone3g.what a waste of money,3gs crushes and freezes all the time when u do a jailbreAk and tryin loading it with stuffs to chnge de ugly ui.iphone screens r always been chnged or replaced due to hw quick they break.all de same,its ur choice,u can decide to keep wasting your monies on apple iphone.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:53

30. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


well can't wait for the phone to come out

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:24

31. glory (unregistered)


sooner or later will be apple against the world,apple start it(the law sue) ,enjoy it but will
eventually tired to dead entertaining all the law suit against it.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:33 2

34. glory (unregistered)


first apple vs samsung,then apple vs htc....now samsung vs apple and htc vs apple,
eventually all the android handphone makers will team up against apple....
for htc and samsung,it is one vs one,but now for apple is one vs two,
may be eventually apple vs many many android handphone makers,
apple will be too busy entertaining all those law suit than their product...

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:53

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


wow the fandroids came out with a vengance... I just cem from Sprint. and the SGII is not selling as expected... so much for the greatest phone in the world.... the LG Marquee is producing more hype... when the iphone is released.. people will miss work to go get the phone... Samsung GII well Rory is still kissing his.... but will be bored by November.... whe the prime comes out... so please bring the hate... Apple doesnt give a crap...

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