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Samsung to file requests for injunction against the Apple iPhone 4S in France and Italy today, other countries to follow

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Samsung to file requests for injunction against the Apple iPhone 4S in France and Italy today, other countries to follow
Just as promised, Samsung's lawyers are not wasting one iota of their overly paid billing hours to try and ban the iPhone 4S from being sold and marketed in various countries. Today it will file a request for preliminary injunction against Apple's newest phone in Paris and Milan.

After France and Italy, other countries are to follow, based on a review where Samsung's 3G standard-related patent claims are likely to stick most. The Koreans have filed such lawsuits in Australia and on their home turf in Seoul as well, and they were rumored to try and stop the sales of any new iPhone as soon as it's announced, since it is still using the 3G technologies that are allegedly infringed upon:

Samsung Electronics will file separate preliminary injunction motions in Paris, France and Milano, Italy on October 5 local time requesting the courts block the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S in the respective markets.
 
Samsung's preliminary injunction requests in France and Italy will each cite two patent infringements related to wireless telecommunications technology, specifically Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets.
 
The infringed technology is essential to the reliable functioning of telecom networks and devices and Samsung believes that Apple’s violation as being too severe and that the iPhone 4S should be barred from sales.
 
Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology. We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.
 
Samsung plans to file preliminary injunctions in other countries after further review.


Whether the courts will agree is another matter, but anything goes to get leverage in the patent feud between Apple and Samsung at this point. Cupertino's lawyers already shot down a deal offered by Samsung in Australia, saying it is just trying to buy time in order to continue selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the holiday period. Apple has said that the royalties Samsung demands for its 3G patents are "excessive" and that it has planted a time bomb when the 3G standard was created, patenting the related tech at a later date.

source: Samsung

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posted on 05 Oct 2011, 03:53 4

1. pongkie (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


After the disappointing unveiling of iPhone 4S it wouldn't even matter if apple gets an injunction or not.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 03:59 6

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Hah. I would like to think too that *this time* the iSheep masses won't rush to buy the new iPhone in the zillions. However we both know that we are wrong on that. Unfortunately.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 04:24 1

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


They should keep apple from selling this. It's called overpricing for crap.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 08:55 1

17. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


It is certainly not cr@p, it is a very good phone with valid improvements over the last version, even if it is the same small incremental improvement over existing models that Apple always puts out. iPod and iPhone and iPad consumers have always lined up to buy the latest overpriced underfeatured Apple products.

The 4S acnnouncement certainly seems to have generated much more discontent [any amount is greater than 0] since there seems to have been much more anticipation of a complete redesign.

I think this stems from the competition being that much closer than before and therefore Apple fanatics expecting epic software and hardware with which to flame the boards.

Apple is always sandbagging in the phone race since they are in front and can afford to. Now Android and even WP7 are getting close so they make this move to put on a burst of speed to get ahead again. Too bad they turned around and found they hadn't made any distance from the other runners and the crowd is NOT cheering...

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 03:55 7

2. ilia1986 (unregistered)


When an Apple product will get banned in the US it will be a large step for one man AND a huge leap for mankind.

Annihilate them, Samsung! No mercy! No prisoners! Strike them down with all your might!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 03:58 4

3. Fact (unregistered)


Who will buy the iphone 4s anyway?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 07:07 1

15. quakan (Posts: 1140; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I plan on buying it, I'm due for an upgrade. I prefer iOS over android so it's almost no real decision making process for me.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 08:57

18. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


If you are not heavily invested in iTunes, check out the other options first.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 11:31 1

26. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Even if you are heavily invested in iTunes. Double Twist it.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 14:11

30. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


you'd be surprised the idiots that would,some people are easily fooled unfortunately

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 04:07 4

5. sarb009 (Posts: 283; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


come on samsung f**k the half eaten Apple

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 04:21 2

6. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


You are all crazy.

iSheep masses...masses ? All of us smartphones consumers are sheeps. They are gadgets. I like it and you like it, but they are gadgets anyway. Not a shame to buy one and make a little pleasure for itself, but no way that it could allow you or me to say buyers from other brands are sheep (at least, nor less neither more than us).

And for masses : masses of priviledge people of rich countries, maybe...

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 05:04 2

8. Kaushik (unregistered)


Well, yes, they are all gadgets. But sheeps here are those that follow the i-tunes of a particular company without thinking or researching comparable products from other companies. Fortunately, the "sheep" from the other companies make a conscious decision to go beyond the overpriced and hyped products and buy better products instead.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 07:06 2

14. wayne (unregistered)


"Fortunately, the "sheep" from the other companies make a conscious decision to go beyond the overpriced and hyped products and buy better products instead."

If a person finds iOS better than Android, prices wouldn't matter that much. I agree about your definition of a 'sheep', though but I don't think that if a person finds iOS as the OS better suited for his own needs automatically makes him inferior to other users.

A Nexus S user, btw.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 08:59

19. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Yeah, point taken. I've seem homeless people with iPhones, so it says something about societies obsession with tech and the riches of a society where a homeless person can survive well enough off the dregs to have an iPhone.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 05:40 1

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


Samsung revenge against Apple is a long and on going Patent Wars until both sides agreed to stop banning each others.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 06:09 3

10. CellularNinja (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


iPhone sucks and so does Apple, what kinda of frickin idiot thinks that people want an iPhone that only upgrades speed!? That thing is a piece of crap compared to other phones, like the Galaxy S 2.

Samsung is butt-raping Apple right now and I am enjoying it quite much.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:00

20. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


The iPad owners who bought an iPad2.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 06:15 4

11. CellularNinja (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Apple only runs on fanboys now anyway. No one who actually researches and wants a good phone with great value (not overpriced crap) wouldnt buy an iPhone.

speaking of crap. Apple could put out some device called iCrap that does nothing but look like crap and people would buy it, cuz its "i"Crap

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:02 2

21. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Apple has always run only on fanboys from desktop, to music player, to phone, to tablet. That and well, Graphic designers... and fear.

Apple has always run on these three things:
1) fanboys
2) graphic designers
3) fear
4) Fanatical devotion to the Pope

I mean these 4 things.
Can I start over?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 06:34

12. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


This is officially ghey!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 06:46 2

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


i think apple "banned" themselves when they showed the 4s and not the i5. all those people that started waiting in line, just went home.. lol

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:04

22. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


There will be a majority that stay in their tents, secrectly knowing they are cutting off thier noses to spite their faces. The Emperor's new clothes are wonderful!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:05

23. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


At least Sprint will not have to worry about millions of iPhone owning subscribers slowign their network down.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:34

24. asrr62 (Posts: 31; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


i hope samsung wins. who wants to see a lame iphone ?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 11:27 1

25. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Hopefully I can get a real honest and intelligent reply to the following questions and not an immature response. Also im not asking this from a fanboy perspective, I dont even own an iPhone anymore.

Question 1: if an iPhones specs(dual core-optimized by ios, 8mp, high RES screen, good battery) are comparable, and sometimes better(storage wise) compared to high end android phones like the sgs2, and nexus s, and others(which also have dual core-that's not optimized at the moment, 8mp, large screens-with lower resolutions, and good batteries), then why is an iPhone overpriced? Again im looking for intelligent answers. And also stick to hardware, the os is a matter of opinion but hardware isn't.

Question 2: the iPhone 4s is an incremental update, true. But how is that not true of the sgs2 or evo3d? Both actually run the same software as the previous generation(for the moment) so feature wise there aren't too many differences. For the evo 3d its just the 3D(screen and cam), The sgs2 only has NFC if im not mistaken but what else on the feature side does it have that the last Gen galaxy s doesn't have(I really dont know)? I know they have upgraded hardware like more ram and better chips, better cams, but the iPhone 4s has the same updates. So what makes those updates incremental for the iPhone and not android?

Again, im no fanboy, dont own an apple device either. I think these are fair and valid questions. I know the design on the iPhone 4 has not changed, but if it looks pretty why change it? The evo isn't much different from the 3d either. Well here's hoping im not slammed by ignorance and fanboyism. Hope some intelligent posters like remixfa answer this.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 11:59

27. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


EVO 3d- added 3D, added a better screen, added dual core ,and had a new design.
SGS2- added a S-AMOLED+ display, better ram,better GPU and CPU, bigger screen, new design, and a new camera.
answer your question?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:26 1

32. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I think the problem for many is that Apple is not pumping out phones at the same breakneck speed that the technology is changing, so when they do put out a phone it's disappointing that the technology is not forward thinking. While I am an Android lover I don't blind myself to the fact that Apple puts out quality equipment, however, the troubling thing for me (and I'm guessing many other Android fans) is the blind allegiance to Apple when we see better offerings (tech-wise) from other companies. Now it's one thing if you care about the OS, but it seems many people purchase their Apple products solely because it's Apple. I get annoyed by the fact that people seem not to do their research before making a purchase and I, unfairly I'm sure, regard the majority of people using IPhones as sheeple and in doing so lose respect for their opinion.

Now to answer your questions I don't know why anyone would say the 4S is overpriced for what it's offering but had you bought an iPhone 4 a couple of days ago I'd say you probably paid too much. So the equipment becomes outdated before the next version is available, yet the price remains the same that whole time. That sucks. Second question also goes back to the timing, when you take this long to make a new phone in such a rapidly growing industry, that thing better be PS3 future-proof. I will concede the fact that all these updates are incremental changes though...that's how computers work. So unless we're talking a brand new device isn't it all an incremental change?

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 12:54

28. LOLOLOLOLOK (unregistered)


Also Android didnt do a FULL day of non-sense and a big ass party and make people wait 16 months of hype to bring you those phones either...

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 13:14 1

29. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I think that this is goddamn hilarious. Apple should expect this since they started the patent war with Samsung.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:15

31. kznjbee (unregistered)


I think apple.is just dead!!! i hoped to get the 4s but after the 1 and half ywar waste, only to see some piece of crap, i changed my mind. only a fool would get thw 4s ciz its juat an iphone 4 with little useless upgrades. Apple has to learn something called "catching up"
Ill just stick with samsung co they rooooock! Apple fanboys have to realise reality...

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