Samsung scores a 3G patent litigation win against Apple, will seek compensation
0. phoneArena 20 Jun 2012, 09:25 posted on
Samsung said it will now seek compensation from Apple for the violation of patent EP1188269, or, alternatively, this gives boosts up its negotiating power in the ongoing patent skirmish between the two mobile giants, which have 50% of the lucrative smartphone market between them, and 90% of the profits...
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1. pongkie (Posts: 595; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
it may be not much of a compensation if under FRAND. like chump change for apple
4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
iDisAgree, given all of the iDevice users on 3G iDevices over the past 4 years these 'adequate damages' will be iNcAlculAble. Perhaps in the triLLiOns.
14. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Chump change for both Samsung and Apple. Remember Samsung Electronics is just one subsidiary of Samsung, comprising of more than 80 companies.
Look at the financial reports. Samsung is 3 times that of Apple; revenue, assets, equity, profit.
2. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Still...Eat it, Apple. how does your own medicine taste???
98. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Yeah, eating others patents will be like cake only. yum yum!!
8. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
It's under FRAND -- Apple has been complaining Samsung and Moto wants a king's ransom, which is against the FRAND standard.
Also, Apple does not sue under FRAND patents.
16. tedkord (Posts: 11925; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
And apparently the court disagrees. Samsung was not asking too much, Apple just didn't want to pay. Typical Cupertino move.
Apple does not sue over FRAND, they sue over basic geometric shapes and "zero length swipes."
21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
How said that you may actually believe that
24. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
better than believing anything that comes out of your troll mouth
25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
which is worse.. suing for a patent, or suing for a napkin with a rectangle on it?
41. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Again said if you really believe that. The courts agreed with Apple.
55. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
And OJ Simpson is an innocent man.
You are such an _________.
53. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
That mean you are saying Samsung can not design a rectangle napkin without copying others napkin design?
3. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
LOL? Apple making use of Samsung's innovation?
Samsung copies Apple rather, FRAND patent is just minor where Samsung can throw in anything while the standard is bring created without any innovation.
Samsung can at most get just 5 million dollars off this patent. still way lesser than what they pay for their lawyers. Serve Samsung right for not admitting to copycat.
10. 14545 (Posts: 1598; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Jealous much? We are always told how "apple doesn't steal, they just innovate". Yet, somehow they have managed to infringe on both Moto and Sammy FRAND patents. Keeping in mind that it IS APPLE that started all of these lawsuits to begin with, not to mention they have tried the hardest to get their competition banned from sale. So please give us all a break.
17. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
the ones that have told you that Apple doesnt steal is the fandroids being sarcastic.. wow..cant tell when sarcasm is used.. huh?
15. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
At least Samsung's patents are something that involves real science and technology; which of its concepts can be measured, quantified, materialised, and grasped, thus cannot be disputed in courts.
Half of Apples patents are just pies in the sky and questionable patents. And no, you can't patent rounded corners and wedge shapes.
91. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Now if Samsung didn't copy, why would apple even score something in court?
Obviously Samsung is the copycat
9. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)
Lol. I'm starting to feel that Apple will take a nice beating on Samsung who owned 10% of LTE Patents when they release their "LTE capable" iPhone 5.. You better watch out iFans..
66. aikonix (Posts: 60; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
samsung owns 12% of lte patents, and yes, i cant wait for the battles to go on with this. lol apple, get ready ifans, the bigger you are the easier you will fall
11. GellerDoesDallas (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
This is great news, can't wait for Samsung to sue them for their 4g IP that will be the next lawsuit looks like Apple is going to learn the hard way. LMFAO!!!
12. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)
This is like buying off the dollar menu to apple.....
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18. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Insert Homer Simpson style uncontrollable laughter here