Apple drops attempt to ban older Samsung devices from being imported into the U.S.

Apple drops attempt to ban older Samsung devices from being imported into the U.S.
Apple has filed a motion to dismiss its appeal against a court order issued in 2012 that awarded Apple nearly $1 billion, but blocked an import ban against older Samsung devices. That ruling, issued by Judge Lucy Koh, blocked Apple from banning older Samsung Galaxy phones and Galaxy Tab tablets from entry into the United States. Up until now, Apple continued to seek the injunction by appealing Koh's ruling, even though Samsung no longer produced these products.

Samsung has apparently told Apple that it will not oppose Apple's plan to dismiss the appeal. Back in May, Samsung and Apple faced off in another patent trial that dealt with more recent devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S III. Apple was awarded $119.6 million, making it a victory for Samsung. The latter was also awarded $158,400 from Apple on its cross claim.


We don't want to read too much into this action by Apple, because these are much older Samsung models that would have been banned. So before we start talking about a new era of cooperation between the two rivals, we need to see Apple and Samsung reach an agreement on something with more substance.

source: TheGuardian

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19 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Might have been better to prove guilt or innocence based on fact after the accusation had been made. Now more then a serious doubt will linger and haunt Samsung. Idk.

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Samsung spends 10-14 Billion Dollars a year on ads... This court case was the cheapest and most profitable for Samsung of all... Thx to Apple.

7. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

LOL >.

10. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

10-14 billion USD fot marketing, 4 bill for ads. The rest are discount, promotion, sale department incentives,...

15. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"Samsung spends 10-14 Billion Dollars a year on ads" Most of those money was spent on sponsoring Olympics , Oscars ...and such. Not like Apple to fill the pockets of some fat a$$es and to feed the menial media propaganda.

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Samsung is the clear winner here although they paid a hefty money. Still Samsung is one company that apple can't beat down.

6. willard12 unregistered

Samsung is still appealing. They haven't paid anything.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Apple is not at that level to beat a company like Samsung.

2. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Stupid.. Samsung has nothing to lose at this point, so why not appeal and let Apple know they can't dictate how and when and what products they suddenly do and don't want banned.. Stick with it or drop the whole case. Morons.

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Apple should just stop. Filing so many lawsuits makes them seem like a little boy who whines a lot.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3285; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

apple is a kid who keep whining

8. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Looks like apple is serious about the threat from Bose and them acquring beats technology. Don't think they can afford a war on 2 fronts.

11. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Bose is a well established company. I don't think Apple will stand a chance in terms of patent rights, not unless Obama saves apple again.

12. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

He would have to make a choice of either Beats (which will be owned by Apple) or Bose, as they are all American companies. Best thing for him to do is to stay out of it

14. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Apple admits to iDefeat - trAgic! R.i.P. Apple :)

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Rip iFruit

17. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

¡LoL!

18. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Geeeez!!! I thought there'd be more of those whiNy Apple fan boyz (some girlz too) defensively biAching about how this decision will change the mobile industry.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

My beloved dear friend iAgree. They are hiding away , cause of shame.

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