Apple asks for a ban on Samsung's Galaxy line in Japan, seeks $1.3 million in damages

The next stop in the globetrotting legal tussle between Apple and Samsung seems to be Japan, as the local Kyodo news agency is reporting a first hearing held yesterday on Apple's request to ban the Galaxy line of smartphones there...
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75. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

haha, the prison system is in fact a little similar to norway. The most you can get in prison here in sweden is 21 years (might be 25, not sure) even if you murder a 1000 people. But of course, they might say you'r a psyco, and then you will stay in mental hospital untill further notice...untill youre declared healthy.

77. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Man you North-Western Europeans have it easy haha.

101. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

told you Peter bash on Apple and you would be liked again... told you....

118. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no one ever disliked peter. picking on his bada obsession and not liking him are 2 different things. He doesnt act like a psychotic a$$, call people names, or do anything except politely cheer lead Bada and hope google goes all in with moto. Unlike most of the people in the apple camp (and yes a few in the android camp) who do those other things all day long.

4. ilia1986 unregistered

This is beyond insane. They must be stopped.

31. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Oh what are you going to do about it? They can sue whoever the hell they want. They have the money and the power. They should sue Samsung for copying them.

49. ilia1986 unregistered

And obviously you don't see the problem with that now, do you?

97. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Nope, I see no problem other than your idiotic points.

108. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Thank you Miz.....

115. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

no problem

5. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

OH FU.CKING COMMON APPLE!!!! WE ALL KNOW YOU'RE SCARED,BUT THIS IS GETTING TOO MUCH!!! I won't be surprised if the lawyers end up earning more than Tim Cook Apple, stop this madness.... we all know you can't compete, but atleast try to ;)

8. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

This mad me laugh. So apple is scared because they are filing a lawsuit against Samsung which may actually go through. I guess if you owned a huge billion plus dollar company and I came along and used ideas that you legally have a patent on, that you would just say nothing. Gtfoh, you'd file a suit faster than apple. Y'all act like apple is just making stuff up. I guess y'all are OK that Microsoft makes a killing off android phones, as long as its not apple. Where's the outrage for that. Hypocrites to the fullest.

14. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

glad i made you laugh :D umm apple has a patent on a BLACK RECTANGLE ?!? lol :) okay... if they want to sue for a rectangular shape, let them... they didn't win anyways. They only won 2 out of the 10 lawsuits, and both can be fixed with a quick S/W update. Also, you don't see TV manufacturers suing each other cos they have screens, or because they're rectangular and black, do you? @ the microsoft issue, no, I AM NOT okay with M$ suing, and so.... they can piss off too :)

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

apple doesnt HAVE a patent on anything they are suing on. They are suing because they say samsung uses design similarities to confuse customers into buying a Tab instead of a Pad, and that somehow its hurting their sales because of customer confusion. They use fake drawings and purposely skew sketches so they look similar. Not even a blind person would get them confused when they are in the hand or in front of you. Guys, just sit back and watch the drama, there are still quite a few countries left that apple hasnt taken samsung to court, and im pretty sure they will get to those countries shortly. More drama before its over.

23. ilia1986 unregistered

And what if we will all end up in a world in which the only competitive platform is the iJoke one? What's then? Sure there isn't much we can do save for boycotting apple products, but I don't think that there isn't any reason to worry here. I am not a Samsung customer, but I am concerned when a certain market suddenly has one of it's major player's products banned by another major player. Especially since after Samsung, Apple will go after HTC. And if HTC falls they will go after SE\Sony, or whatever. I can totally picture this.

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It is a complete domino effect. Your right.. and thats the whole point. iFans dont see the big picture that apple is trying to take out the biggest competitor. Once that competitor falls it will be easy to win cases against the other guys.. HTC, LG, and the rest as they will have precidence in the arena. They dont need to go after Google, they are going after all of Google's arms n legs. It has nothing to do with patents and everything to do with not wanting to compete.

63. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple uses the ideas of others too. Notifications shade anyone.

65. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

If you had the superior product (on the inside) and the name recognition what would you care if another company made a phone that looked like yours. Why would you care? If Samsung was selling this 'lookalike' phone on contract for 49 dollars and Apple was losing all its business then yeah sue them. But Samsung is selling a 'lookalike' phone with better specs and better components for mostly the same price, that is why Apple is scared

6. qphase

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

You konw what? this thing with Apple is annoying..something must be done, people stop buying iphones, ipads etc NOW!

7. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Don't think isheep care about apple suing others.

102. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

we dont Peter.. is being said since day one... as long as Apple puts out great products that hold value and that turns head.... I am good.. I get none of that money so... they can do whatever they want... and so can I

32. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I think I am going to go out and buy three iPads and convince everyone I know on twitter to buy an iPad to rub it in the face of Andrones.

34. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

i don't think you have the funds for that. Sell your nokia 1100, and you still won't have enough :) Don't worry, i'll mail you a free Galaxy Tab 10.1 :) it's better :)

114. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

lol bro give up the miz act, we all know you're not him, otherwise you would not hate rap music, cos it's your entrance theme. yep... you ARE the miz ;)

59. box unregistered

Please, we all know that twitter-bots aren't real people, and therefore couldn't buy anything. That's presuming you even have any twitter-bots following you...

119. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im pretty sure your mom will just use one of your 3 ipads, miz. who are your other 2 friends on twitter? lol

125. ilia1986 unregistered

Well that would be for his 2 friends he got. Imaginary friends. I bet Apple has an app for that as well.

9. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

All the people in the World must stop buying Apple products, if rotten Apple do not drop all lawsuits and ban Samsung from selling in your country. All people must go on strikes against Apple for anti-competition on Samsung.

103. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow all the people in the world... dude please go to the doctor... you are saying just nonsense......

10. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Apple is just saying to the world that the galaxy line of samsung is better than any apple product

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