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Samsung's opening statement calls Apple's suit "an attack on Android"

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Samsung's opening statement calls Apple's suit
Apple and Samsung have exchanged opening statements in the second patent trial between the two tech firms. Apple is suing Samsung for $2 billion, while Samsung seeks $7 million. Apple's attorney, Harold McElhinny, showed  video of the original Apple iPhone introduction made by Steve Jobs and accused Samsung of copying features like slide-to-unlock. McElhinny used what he called a "cut and paste" approach to design the Galaxy line of smartphones and the Galaxy Tab line of tablets.

During Samsung's opening statement, attorney John Quinn said that while "Apple is a great company, they don't own everything." Quinn states that Apple's suit is an attack on the Android OS and accused Apple of trying to prevent competition. Turning to the jury, the attorney brought up the $2 billion that Apple is seeking from Samsung. That amount, said Quin, is "a gross exaggeration and an insult to your intelligence".

As the plaintiff, Apple will be presenting its case first with marketing executive Phil Schiller expected to take the stand. Samsung is expected to call on Google to provide some of its witnesses and experts. The Korean manufacturer is expected to use these witnesses to prove that it had licensed four out of the five patents it is accused by Apple of infringing. Also expected to testify on Samsung's behalf is the father of Android, Andy Rubin.

Some of the devices listed in filings related to this case include the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4s, Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4, Apple iPad mini, and fourth and fifth generation iPod touch.



source: WSJ via MacRumors, SlashGear

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posted on 01 Apr 2014, 15:47 4

1. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


haha.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 17:18 9

12. Sauce (unregistered)


Samsung can't fight this alone so they bring Android as a whole into this.

Funny that Samsung needs help against the "silly" company they make fun of in their commercials.

So yea, haha xD

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 18:55 17

24. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


You do realize some stuff Apple is accusing Samsung of is from stock Android...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 19:36 3

35. stealthd (unregistered)


You do realize that Samsung would still be liable for infringement if it's on their phone, even if it is in stock Android. . .

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 19:12 12

29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The Galaxy Nexus is apparently infringing on them too, but instead of going after Google, the company who actually makes the software on the Galaxy Nexus, they go after Samsung, who had nothing to do with the software in the Galaxy Nexus.

Samsung is correct in saying this is an attack on Android, considering Google's flagship Nexus of 2011 is involved in the case, and Apple is too afraid to go against the person responsible for those "infringements". Let's see how Apple reacts when Google is brought in, since Google is the one they should have been suing anyways.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 23:26

58. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thank you.....my point exactly.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 19:17 7

30. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


You should change your name to "APPLE SAUCE"... Hahaha O.o

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 19:29 1

33. Sauce (unregistered)


You should change your name to "TAKESBAITWAYTOOEASILY"

Hahaha O.o

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 20:05

36. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Tomorrow :-D

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 20:25 1

40. Sauce (unregistered)


Tomorrow!!! ^_^
Can it come any sooner!?

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 20:10 10

37. joey_sfb (Posts: 6044; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Sauce is an Apple fanboy pretending to be a tech lover.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 20:44 1

44. Sauce (unregistered)


Joey is a butt-hurt fanboy looking for closure.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 20:54 1

47. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


LOL ouch.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 21:56

54. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


@sauce see my profile pic. I really can't wait!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 22:14

56. Sauce (unregistered)


Sweeeeet! Same here bro. Same. Here.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 01:05 2

60. joey_sfb (Posts: 6044; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I am waiting for a full fledged Windows 8.1 or 9 device that can make phone call with a battery life of 12 hours. Able to run adobe creative suit.

That is my closure. Apple iOS toys are for their fanboy like sauce.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 01:11

61. Sauce (unregistered)


You still mad? It's been like what, several hours? Chill looooool. Don't bust your brain.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 02:46 2

63. joey_sfb (Posts: 6044; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Why should I be mad? I reason with you that having open competition is the key to technological advances. You disagree. To you Apple owns everything. I was a Apple fan before. I still have 2 macbook pro and an iPad 3. I also have lenovo think center an AIO. 2 android tablets, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and note pro 12.2, 2 phones Note 2 and Note 3.

I don't have to be a fan to any. I bought all of them with my own money. They served me not the other way around.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 02:52

64. Sauce (unregistered)


lmaoooooooooooo

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 00:09 2

59. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Maybe you shouldn't be baiting, it goes against the discussion rules.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 15:57 2

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 1739; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Petty

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 15:57

3. sipha (Posts: 435; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Is this like a continuation of the old trail or is it a whole new matter??

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 16:02 2

5. maherk (Posts: 4076; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


totally new matter. Apple wants 2 billions for 5 patents Samsung are using in their devices, 4 of them are registered patents for google, and all of them are used by every OEM that has android powered devices.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 21:06 2

50. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


The UGLIEST thing will be , if both US companies(Google and Apple), the US cort, and US President, turn against the Korean company, just to protect the US interest.

Every decent person on the World , see that this, what Apple is doing, is panicky, helpless BS.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 15:58 21

4. maherk (Posts: 4076; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Apple chose to file the lawsuit against Samsung and not google because they know they have a big chance of winning the case against a Korean company on the U.S soil. If Apple chose to file it against google, I am pretty sure the lawsuit wouldn't have been accepted. Just look when Apple was rescued by the President last year.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 16:11 11

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 4567; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Not only that, but because Google gives its operating system away for free, they essentially aren't making money off the distribution of it. So ms and apple decided to go after the OEM's who are making millions off Android instead.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 16:55 10

9. Finalflash (Posts: 3230; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, they killed most of HTC with their BS and now they're trying to go for an actual big fish. I assume this will drag on for a decade because neither of these giants are broke and aren't going to be any time soon (since patent trials only end when the money runs out, there is no justice in this BS).

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 03:56

66. express77 (unregistered)


by reading these accused patent lists, i think those courts are run by kids.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 20:37

42. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Wrong.
Nexus also use Android. Right?

Apple will never win a cent , from US company with this BS patents..
LOL
I will confuse Obama, too.:)

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 16:06 3

6. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


baby crying out for big brother and mama

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