After Verizon, T-Mobile also backs up Samsung against Apple in the patent wars

After Verizon, T-Mobile also backs up Samsung against Apple in the patent wars
T-Mobile has filed a brief of amicus curiae, an opinion from a 3rd party, with the Californian court where Apple's patent infringement lawsuit hearing against Samsung will be held October 13.

The content of the motion is backing up Samsung against Apple, with almost the same arguments that Verizon used when it filed its own piece in Samsung's defense - that a ban on its products will mean stifling competition, slowing the pace of US wireless broadband innovation against the government guidelines, and ultimately job losses for Americans. 

T-Mobile is also saying that an eventual ban will affect its operations, since it has already prepared for sales and marketing of the Galaxy S 4G and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, two of the allegedly infringing products. Apple is banking on a technicality in an attempt to dismiss Verizon's filing, which it might use against T-Mobile, too, or it will be filing a response by October 6 otherwise.

source: FOSSPatents



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh f**k yes! Yes, I know this won't have any real legal weight, but this is kickass. First Verizon and now T-Mobile, literally DAYS after T-Mobile very publicly said that they were wishing for the iPhone. This is fantastic news!

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the first thing to ever unite the carriers.. stopping apple. the enemy of my enemy is my freind.

4. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

how about don't be a douche bag and try to rule the world through court filings.... are you listening apple. besides it was only a matter of time till apple would get tag teamed. play with fire and you eventually get burned

22. damienh28

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 23, 2010

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Carriers Unite! Manufacturers Unite! OSs Unite! Countries Unite!!!! FIGHT THE EVIL FORCES OF THE APPLE EMPIRE!!!!

9. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

alright kid go do your homework now.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

Indeed. "Verizon [Sniggly]: [Over Radio] T-Mobile, this is Sniggly. Apple's an economic hero corporation now. It's got all your patents and it's got a blank check. Give me what you've got on Apple, and I'll take care of the rest. [no answer] Verizon: I know you can hear me on this channel, T-Mobile. You and I both know you won't last a week. T-Mobile: And neither will you. Verizon: T-Mobile... You ever hear the old saying, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend"? T-Mobile: Verizon, one day you're going to find that cuts both ways... Apple is using site Infinite loop, Cupertino. You know where it is. I'll see you in hell. The reception there is better. Verizon: Looking forward to it. Give my regards to AT&T if you get there first. :D

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Of course ya gotta credit Remixfa as T-Mobile. Make Whateverman Verizon as he's still working for them. I just got hired at Best Buy, so I'm more like the honorable mercenary playing all sides until an Oscar winning quip makes me decide to do what I knew was right the whole time. ;) Still, funny post. You made my morning ilia. :)

12. ilia1986 unregistered

Yeah I just remembered you quit the Big Red some time ago. :P Still - you are our spiritual father when it comes to resisting Apple. Remixfa is the Grand General. Whatevermen and SuperEvo are Major Generals. I would be a spy amongst the enemy camp providing the resistance with support from the inside. :)

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

last i heard, the devil was waiting for steve jobs.. apparently he was a little miffed when he bought an i4 and found out that he couldnt get it to call anyone without a case on it. the whole "your holding it wrong" fiasco just reserved him a spot in the 7th circle. and im being funny, anyone that thinks im wishing steve-o dead or any kind of lunacy can just STFU before u say anything... lol

29. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Ya'll make me amused. My wife wonders why I troll on P.A. so much. I just do not know if she would appreciate it as much. :-)

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Is ATT will follow suits?

5. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

somehow i doubt it will.... those 2 have been buddy buddy for way too long

15. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I really doubt it, AT&T still banks too much on the iPhone, remember when they said they would never sell Android devices? If AT&T does go to back up Samsung, I'd be very surprised.

23. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yeah and how is that never selling Android working out for AT&T...oh yeah they DO sell Andriod devices AT&T is trying like hell to convince the US government that they are all for competition and not about limiting choices and creating monopolies, it would be in their best intrest for their merger hopes to come out against Apples' anti competition hopes and dreams.

30. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

With all the problems AT&T is having with the D.O.J.??? They might file support for Apple, just cause they can...

8. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

It's is hilarious how ppl on this board root for apples downfall. Is it how successful they are that bothers yall. I'm sorry but I'm sure Apple didn't just wake up and say let's sue Samsung. Obviously none of yall own patents because if you did you'd do the same thing as Apple. Protect your investment to the fullest. I've stated before that I could care less but yall act like Samsung gives a rats ass about yall.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

only a ibot would think that the comments are for apple's downfall. in fact, i wish apple well.. i just wish they would change a few things about the company ,like their human rights violations. There is no benefit to "apple failing". What I want to happen is for the lawsuits and bullying to end. If apple was suing everyone for patent infringement, i wouldnt be saying anything about it. They arent. They judicial bullying

18. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Sorry but I don't dance to apples tune nor any other companies. I buy what I want, when I want by whoever I want. For instance, let's say a company came along and made a video game console called a gamestation and it looked just like a ps3, you think Sony would just be like no problem. They would sue the heck outta that company. I have a galaxy s and say whatcha want but it looks just like my iPhone. Stop being in denial, Samsung blatantly copied Apple. I don't give a crap but its true. BTW you respond to every Apple posting, so who really is a ibot.

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if you pay attention, i respond to almost every posting on PA, not just apple ones.. not just android ones. ALL of them. I didnt know I had to be in a certain club to post on certain threads. Ive stated before that elements do look similar. It looks like a large 3GS to me. The icons do look similar in some instances. But you know what? it runs a completely different OS, they dont intersect at any other points other than a few minor design things, they are not going out of their way to make you think that an android phone is really an iOS phone. Its NOT the same as say the ability to sideload iOS apps illegally. BTW, I would say sony doesnt have a standing either. Looking similar and being the same are not the same thing. Unless you have a patent for that design your crying over, you dont have a lawsuit. And again, apple isnt suing for royalties like everyone else does, they are suing to ban competition all together. That is despicable. That is what a low life does. If you cant compete, sue them out of the arena.

14. theone unregistered

Im not rooting for thier downfall IM just glad other companies are taking notice to the REAL truth of them wanting to ban their biggest competition. They arent targeting LG nor Android they are targeting Samsung a manufacturer whos sales volume as increased greatly and realistically pose the largest threat to Apple versus besides HTC. Frankly if anyone is against the tmobile and atat merger under the false guise of reducing competition EVERYONE should be backing samsung......not sure why Google isnt playing its hand more in these proceedings its operating system outside of the falsified design stealing claims is a big part here not Samsung

17. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

No one is rooting for Apple's down fall, we're gust happy to see that people are standing up against them. Apple is suing manufacturers that make Android devices in an indirect attack on Google and Android. Yes there's protecting your patents, but then there's using your broad "cover-everything-under-the-sun" patents that Apple loves to create. The carriers know that the Samsung products are popular and not selling them would severely hamper their business.

21. applesauce unregistered

I'm rooting for apple's downfall.... McDonald's and GM's too, while we're at it... Let other companies with better business practices and honestly-good products take their places

33. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Actually for me things like threatening a kid and his parents for selling white iPhone conversion kits they bought online from foxconn and were doing it as a school project on entreprenurial enterprises. Or threatening an Austrailian retailer for selling the Galaxy Tab when an injuction hasn't been ordered or a court case settled. These are the disgusting things this disgusting company called Apple does that makes people hate them so.

16. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Everybody is bored by apple, customers and carriers

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

All we need is Sprint to back them up. And forget AT&T they love their iPhone.

25. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

yes apple how does it feel you as$holes

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

t- mobile bah.. crappy company.. that will disapear along with those annoying commercial about that skank...

28. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Coming from the retard with the chicken avatar. Go muddle in some traffic...

31. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Wow! Skank?! Just who the F.UCK do you think you are, Gallito? Even for trolling that's a truly d**k thing to say!

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