Apple manages to fast-track its California lawsuit against Samsung for July 2012

Apple manages to fast-track its California lawsuit against Samsung for July 2012
Apple is chasing Samsung across the globe with 12 lawsuits in 9 different countries, but on its home turf in California it is apparently getting some favorable treatment, as it just managed to schedule its lawsuit hearing for July 2012.

While this might not seem as much of a fast-tracking at first glance, bear in mind that the court's median scheduling time is 23 months, what Samsung was asking for, and Apple managed to reverse it to 15.5 months after the initial claim. Apple was asking for an even earlier date, February 2012, so the judges arrived at the wise decision to set July 30, 2012 as the date for the trial.

That still gives Samsung plenty of time to prepare, and it's not like it hasn't already mastered its defense at the hearings in Europe, where its Galaxy Tab 10.1 is banned in Germany until the September 9 hearing, and the Galaxy line of phones is banned in the Netherlands and possibly other EU countries starting October 13, unless Samsung updates its software to steer clear of the alleged infringement.

Samsung can also ask for an expedited hearing of its own counter-claims against Apple in the California court, although Apple is accusing it to have "artificially inflated the scope of this case by interposing 12 more utility patents". The lawyers have probably already renovated their second house in The Hamptons, and are now looking at bigger boats.

source: FOSSPatents

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82 Comments

1. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

This just in... Apple has just announced that they have a patent for child birth. Anyone who is expecting will now have to get written permission from Apple or face legal action. On a separate note I just want to say that I like turtles and my favorite color is rainbow.

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

why turtles ?

6. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I just though it was relevent.

24. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

why is it, please explain ?

27. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Its relevent because Apple has a patent on their shell design.

44. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

You mean "relevant"?

61. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

@dave means relevent, because he probably has a pending patent application on the use of the word relevent....

10. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

They did have the patent but they sold it to Chuck Norris.

72. Truth

Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Apple tried to sue Chuck Norris for patent infringement but Chuck Norris looked at Steve Jobs and they dropped the case. That is also when Steve Jobs resigned.

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

:D I like turtles too

33. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

:D I like frogs too

29. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you breaking news - Samsung has decided to become original for once. Now that would be breaking news if it happened because we all know Samsung has been copying Apple since day one of their crappy Galaxy S phones. You all know it's true.

34. tbolthasissues unregistered

I swear to god, all these judges are f**king iSheep. It disguists me that apple is winning so many of these cases. Oh ya, when the hell is Apple going to face legal action for falsifying documents? You know, when they Photoshopped pictures of not one but TWO Samsung devices to get them banned?

46. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@tbolt. This is another lie from an android fan. The court's decision to ban those Samsung devices in Germany was not based on those photos at all, but on other evidences that Apple presented. Matter of fact, those photos have little to no weight at all on the court's decision. Also, you said "falsifying documens". Those are photos, not documents. Android fanboys are liars.

73. Truth

Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

The ban was not based on "evidences" like you say. That is a lie. The court that banned the devices do so because that is the first step in the process for that court. That is why the ban was lifted for the rest of Europe but upheld in Germany, the home of the court.

45. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@davecann. Another lie from an android fanboy. There is no such patent filed by Apple. See how android fanboys just lie and make up stuff. I will be pointing it out more in this thread. I'm sure there 's more below :)

84. hormiga

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

530gemini - overweight and jobless living in your mom's basement? Maybe if you could give up masturbation for a few hours and step away from your powermac and into the daylight you'd find you wouldn't have to derive self confidence from bashing people on online forums.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

this just in... apple invents air.. takes the world to court for not paying royalties per breath. wants everyone to stop breathing until they get their money.

12. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

In addition Apple Sues any organism that conducts photosynthesis. Trees mostliky to counter sue!

48. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@davecann. Another lie. Photosynthesis is a natural process in plants that cannot be patented by Apple, much more sue any plant for it. Android fanboy liars are on a roll :)

76. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

nuh uh.. since apple is a fruit, it comes from a tree.. trees produce photosynthisis. Therefore apple invented photosynthisis.

15. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I didnt laugh

17. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Probably because you didnt get the joke.... just busting your chops =P

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

UPDATED! Apple sues the sun for emmitting light! Says steve jobs invented light the day he was born.. bends over to show judge that light emmits from his behind!

49. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@remix. And again another lie from an android fanboy. Patent agencies have no jurisdiction in outer space. Therefore, they could not reward Apple a patent for light emitted by the sun. Also, there is no way that Steve could've invented light because light already existed even before he was born. So you are obviously lying. My goodness. Android fanboys are truly liars.

77. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if steve jobs is the god u all think he is than he existed before he was born.. negating your statement. no gemini, its called FUN.. you should try it sometimes.

31. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

47. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@remix. Yet another lie from another android fanboy. Apple never patented breathing, and they never want anyone to stop breathing either. Android fanboys are desperate, so they resort to lies :) More lies from android fanboys below.

65. hepresearch unregistered

... more like resorting to jokes... :P

4. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Apple should stop asking Samsung to manufacture the high resolution screen for the iPad 3 if they're going to continue the onslaught of lawsuits against the South Korean company.

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