Apple had lawyers send letters to retailers to halt sales of certain Samsung products

Apple had lawyers send letters to retailers to halt sales of certain Samsung products
Committing an action that Samsung considered to be so devious that the Korean based manufacturer called it "menacing," in late June and in early July Apple followed up on the preliminary injunction motions granted by Judge Lucy Koh against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and Samsung GALAXY Nexus by sending letters to retailers telling them to halt sales of the devices. Apple's letter also adds that retailers should not import, offer to sell or sell not only the offending Samsung products, but also products made by other companies acting "in concert" with Samsung.

Since the letters went out, Judge Koh's decision on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus has been stayed by a U.S. Federal Appeals Court meaning that retailers do not have to abide by Apple's letter when it comes to the handset. Regardless of  any stay, Samsung believes that retailers should have the right to sell its inventory and called the letters "menacing". While the original ruling on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 by Judge Koh ordering an injunction on the tablet was upheld by the Appeals Court, the device is still for sale at locations like Sam's Club which said it is evaluating the court order.

It certainly sounds like the wireless industry's version of the Hatfields and McCoys are taking things to the next level.

source: TheVerge via Phandroid


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1. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

not again... why must apple sue evrything samsung does...

4. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

Because Samsung innovates and brings good products, which is a threat to Apple since they don't understand the term nor like to compete.

7. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

lolo +1 to tht amazing comment :D

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If iApple sent the 'cease and desist' letters out after the Appeals court stayed enforcement of the injunction, Sammy would be within their rights to file a motion for forfeiture of the bond that iApple had to post to get the injunction. While Sammy might not succeed in getting a forfeiture decision, they should at least get an award of sanctions against iApple for the under-handed deeds.

65. borganwa

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Samsung Electronics manufactures Apple's A5 processor. If Apple bans Samsung to sell their products, Samsung should stop manufacturing Apple's A5

66. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

the comment with the most thumbs-up i've ever seen yet..

31. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Judge is totally crazy by Apple money.

49. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You forget to mention they also recieve free iphones/ipods as part of the deal.

50. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

C'mon, we know all know better than that. Apple wouldn't give anything away for free, the judge still had to buy their products at retail cost. Apple and free don't play well with each other.

51. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I wonder did Apple send a revised letter after Samsung appealed the G Nex...

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31044; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bad apple with worms coming out.

3. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

apple to sue Sir Newton for using apple to discover gravity

32. xperator

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

I just made an account to thumbs up your comment and to tell you I literally fell down from chair because I laughed so much xD

33. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

aaw...!! thanks

38. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Effin hilarious!

48. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

And for stealing the name "Newton" too. Why couldn't he innovate his own name? ;-p

5. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

buy apple a day keeps layers away

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I want to cry on how messed up the tech industry is right now.

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I was upset at first but Apple will never catch up to Android. Can anyone imagine Apple still suing Android 2 years from now with an iPhone 5S on the market? Apple is going to use that new screen size to death and the iPad will not change much due to the Retina display. So let them makes fools out of themselves while Android brings people what they want. People will talk with their wallets.

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I wonder when will the half-eaten rotten fruit will stop its iTrolls??? Apple should know that NOT all people in the world are sheep, to accept whatever disgusting acts they are doing is correct....

10. ilia1986 unregistered

- What does a Galaxy Tab look like? - What? - What country are you from? - What? What? Wh - ? - "What" ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in What? - What? - English, motherf**ker, do you speak it? - Yes! Yes! - Then you know what I'm sayin'! - Yes! - Describe what the Galaxy Tab looks like! - It's... It's flat... - Go on. - It's got a screen on it. - Does it look like an iPad? - What? - *gunshot* DOES IT LOOK LIKE AN IPAD? - No! - Then why did you ban it as if it was an iPad? We know the rest :D

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I just heard that exchange in Sammy Jackson's and Matt Broderick's voices. Laughed my ass off. :D

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lolol. thanks, as soon as you said that, i "heard" that whole conversation. :)

26. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Unfortunately Samuel L. Jackson is one of them

40. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Still funny though lol.

39. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Awesome man. Started my day with a good laugh!

47. ilia1986 unregistered

Thanks. :) It's good to be back after a week of absence due to a BSODed PC. :D

58. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


11. PhoneBug

Posts: 14; Member since: May 29, 2012

Its as if Apple thinks it has a non-compete clause signed with every competetor in the mobile industry

12. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

There are many things but I must say that is pretty dirty even for a corporation. I do not approve of Apple's actions at all.

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