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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: 813; 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: 850; 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, 09:10 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, 09:20 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, 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, 10:13 2

18. taz89 (Posts: 2014; 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, 10:17 1

21. taz89 (Posts: 2014; 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, 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, 11:33 1

35. remixfa (Posts: 14467; 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, 11:45

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, 11:52

39. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; 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, 12:17 2

41. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


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

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, 12:20

44. ANDROID SUXS!!! (unregistered)


ANDROID EATS APPLE?? LETS BE REAL HERE ;)

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 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, 16:36

57. choupino (Posts: 69; 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, 16:40

58. choupino (Posts: 69; 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, 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, 17:34 1

60. Skidro13 (Posts: 65; 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, 17:41 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!

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