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Samsung sues Apple in Korea over Apple iPhone Notification Center

0. phoneArena 22 Dec 2012, 02:29 posted on

As soon as Apple released a Notification Center in 2011, many expected Google to sue Apple what would appear to be an infringement on an Android feature; now, Samsung is taking Apple to court in Korea over the Notification Center and it appears that the patent at the heart of the suit is not a FRAND related standards-essential piece of IP...

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posted on 22 Dec 2012, 04:33 2

12. duwiegeneral (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


"TIMBER!!!!!" AND DOWN GOE'S THE APPLE TREE "HEH HEH HEH" evil laugh!!!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 05:15 7

14. YouGotTrolledSon (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Apple = copy cat

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 09:48

66. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apple = Xerox™®©

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 05:15 3

15. smallworld (Posts: 371; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


As much as I dislike Samsung, I hope they win !!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 06:00 5

17. rajagopalan.k (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


well everyone sees this as a payback time for APPLE
but the real hero from the story is GOOGLE which decided not to sue the i-asses and showing the i-assed "narrow minded and closed sourced" people that google is a MATURED company compared to i-assed company that say "ALL SQUARES WITH ROUNDED CORNERS".belong to them.
google only wishes people (WHICH EVEN INCLUDES THE iassed iphone OWNERS) to enjoy it's innovations.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 06:01

18. rajagopalan.k (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


well everyone sees this as a payback time for APPLE
but the real hero from the story is GOOGLE which decided not to sue the i-asses and showing the i-assed "narrow minded and closed sourced" people that google is a MATURED company compared to i-assed company that say "ALL SQUARES WITH ROUNDED CORNERS".belong to them.
google only wishes people (WHICH EVEN INCLUDES THE iassed iphone OWNERS) to enjoy it's innovations.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 06:05 2

19. someones4 (Posts: 613; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Google tried too hard to be the peacekeeper. They are like the UN, all talk and no action. Someone needs to step up to the game.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 06:28

20. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


DIdnt expect this from Samsung, Google maybe but not Samsung.

Tit for tat; whats good for the goose , etc? Maybe....but Apple had to know this might happen.

One more thing....Touchwiz notification features were or are nice. Many ppl wanted it in custom ROMs, or apps. How is a company (Apple) gonna sue, claim copying and turn around and have a notification feature that smells alot like a competitors?

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 07:25

27. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


waited for apple to lie down comfortably on a bed of roses then SS lit the whole room on fire....

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 17:59

89. someones4 (Posts: 613; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Saw something like that in a movie once... Sinister was it?

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 07:46 1

31. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


I think, in the longer run, it will just confuse the consumers over which phones to pick from. I am a big Samsung fan but I belive these patent wars must end.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:10

37. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I think we all can agree that that patent wars must end bro. That said, we need to tell that to the lawyers who keep cooking up the lawsuits over all this dumb sh*t.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:29

40. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Agree. These companies need to be more innovative and creative (which Samsung is, no offense to Apple fans out there) instead of keeping this meaningless patent wars going on which no one will really benefit from. Like I said, it only really adds to consumers confusion.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:10 1

38. GoBears (Posts: 305; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Love it. In Korea this case will easily be a Samsung victory. Way to go Samsung. Apple is the one that wanted the war with Android, well they got it.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:32

42. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


yeah. But whats the difference between android and apple then? We need to treat Apple a little differnt for Android to have that moral victory over them.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 09:26 1

62. GoBears (Posts: 305; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Difference is they started it. I firmly believe that when someone starts with you, you finish it. Punch the bully in the mouth as hard as you can and continue your day.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 15:02

86. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


I hear you but then apple can come back with some other stuff and this will be a never ending battle only to hurt both giants

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 09:04

55. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And there's more to come from Android and Samsung!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 18:01

90. someones4 (Posts: 613; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Korea doesn't really show any particular support to Samsung. In fact, i think it might hurt them a bit. Korean government has been trying to limit the influence of conglomerates like samsung and lg for years. This might the perfect opportunity.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:45

47. jameshoe (unregistered)


or they can just do nothing, sell their products, see the winner

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 09:16 1

59. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


this time Samsung is gonna win.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:39 2

77. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


i do believe google didn't invent that nofitication but they were the first to use well on android. the IOS is a really ripped off of the android one. also i dont think sammy have the right to sue anyone over this.

P.S: so tired , i dont think what i wrote makes any sense. i wrote it anyway :D

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 12:53

84. skymitch89 (Posts: 983; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Google has actually patented part of Android? That's a shocker. I would say that Samsung has "enhanced" the default Android Notification system because they are not exactly the same. Good to see an Android manufacturer suing Apple over an Android feature rather than Apple trying to sue the manufacturer over an Android feature.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 17:31

88. Googlethis (Posts: 168; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


this is pathetic and the law suits need to stop.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 21:23

92. leetg01 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


You guys know wrong. Google has no patent of notification Center. However Samsung got this patent in Sep/2000 at Korea. Even before Google made Android, Samsung got this 12 years ago. It is Samsung's long history of phone business. Apple and Google are just newcomers to phone business.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 00:11

94. angelesmec14 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


The legal battle continues...

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 02:06

96. Edmund (Posts: 645; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


lmfao... Samsung has completely lost the plot. Patents relating to event notifications are way too broad to be considered "non-essential". It therefore comes as no surprise that samsung would only try to pull something as stupid as this on its home soil.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 02:38

97. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The notification setup is waaaay different on iOS now than when the iPhone first came out. It changed dramaticallly after Android appeared on the scene.

Events notifications is one thing....they way its implemented is another. Still surprised this didnt come from Google tho. I dont know why Samsung would think they have a case.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:29 1

118. willard12 (Posts: 549; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I'm sure it's a lot more specific than the "rounded corner."

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 03:51

98. theultimatephoneguy (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Apple made a mess of copying android's idea anyway. when you get a notification, it disappears and you won't see it until you pull down from the top, possibly several hours after the notification was received. Android shows a little unobtrusive icon in the top left hand corner, which is easy to see so you would never miss it. EPIC FAIL APPLE.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 19:43

119. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5643; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is WHAT SAMSUNG should of show in their trail here in the STATES. APPLE DID STEAL THE NOTIFACTION BAR and yet still got a way with it. But Apple got away with a billion dollars so low of them to copy someone else.

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