Apple seeks to add Google Now and Samsung Galaxy S4 to 2014 patent trial

Earlier this month, we told you how both Samsung and Apple are being limited by Judge Lucy Koh in advance of their next patent trial set to start in March 2014; Koh wants both companies to limit the number of devices in each side's infringement claim, to no more than 22. While Apple had originally left out the Samsung Galaxy S4, it did put Samsung on notice that it would probably be adding the latest Android flagship to its list...
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5. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Apple is just SAD...Google Now really apple... your so cheap...

7. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

If they think Google Now is similar to siri......I must be using Siri wrong.(Apple Logic)

37. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Or holding the iPhone wrong.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple is starting to make a fool of itself with this patent crap, and they are starting to look comical in my eyes

26. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Dark, I think, at this point, Apple has patented almost every way their devices work. As in, they have patented the whole working of Siri so it's impossible to create a virtual assistant without infringing on those patents. Yeah, that sucks. But on the other hand, adding these patent infringements to the ongoing case would surely make their case strong, wouldn't it?

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true quad it really is, but do you think it's fair? Plus their popularity is starting to take a hit.

59. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Not fair, though it's totally legal. People are relating the patent trials to their 'lack of innovation'. But obviously, it has got nothing to do with their development of new products. I mean, it's a lawyer's stuff, not engineer's stuff, but still, it's hurting their overall image, making them look arrogant and desperate. Hope they get it soon.

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

By fair I meant consumer wise, yes it's totally courtroom fair. Google now, and s-voice are Siri inspired apps. I'm just lost that apple allows google now on the iPhone, yet want to nail Sammy for using it. However I do not work for apple/Sammy/google, and couldn't possibly know whats going on behind closed doors. Most of the people on PA hating on apple, are doing so cuz they simply don't like them...not cuz they know the ins and outs of the situation. Like droiddoes' ridiculous notion that carriers should stop selling apple products. That'd be like asking footlocker to stop selling Nike products...not gonna happen.

64. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Hahaha, Droiddoes, PhoneArenaUser and gmracer1 are of the same breed.

69. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. Lol...

79. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I'm glad I'm on your mind. You made me blush :o)

102. Droiddoes unregistered

You should be flattered, there's not a whole lot of room in there XD

9. Droiddoes unregistered

Of course they are. Apple cnnot compete or innovate anymore, so now they're in the business of wasting the courts time and suing everyone for everything. Pathetic.

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I applaud this move by Apple.. this is to sent a Message to Samsung that Apple is not taking the foot out of the pedal.. Samsung claim last year that as soon as the iphone5 was released that Samsung was going to sue for 4G patents.. and here we are prepping for the iphone 5S and waiting on Samsung..

18. Droiddoes unregistered

You would. Of course you're also delusional so there's that.

21. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Two words...F.uck You...

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He doesn't work for apple...no need for that.

23. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Yea...Yea...Yea.

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I applauded u for being a incompetent fool that u don't realize the seriousness in this dumb case

91. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

No opinion about them adding Google Now? IIRC......Google changed their search app specifically because Apple tried to sue them......and all was supposed to be fine. Now this.....Apple needs to just let it go.....

129. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Oh really.. tell me then , why is Apple suing only Samsung?? Every mobile maufacturer is using 4G. Sony, HTC, Nokia, Huwaei, ZTE, Oppo, etc. Its because they have business relation/tie up with HTC, they buy hardware from Sony, dont care about other brands coz they are not eating its market share.

13. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Apple will NEVER be better than Samsung, if they are patenting everything like some motherfckers....

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Google Now? Are you kidding me, Apple? Apple, go poop yourself.

41. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

U mean go SHYT YPURSELF Apple not poop xperiaDROID.

118. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm used to say "poop", not "SHYT". :)

19. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Here is Apple's logic: "We patented everything to be invented for the next century"... Poor Apple, they have clearly been taken down hard by Samsung, and are now desperately grasping st straws to remain relevant. I'm in the industry, and will say that the GS4 puts the iPhone 5 to shame. Sorry, Apple but you've lost.

20. lorenzattractor unregistered

Oh god... not this again...

22. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

this is a big joke... apple grow up

24. bwphotoguy

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Wow. I guess Apple doesn't have anything else better to do...............OH WAIT....maybe they should start developing their own ideas and products and not trying to stop other companies from doing their own. I never thought there could be such a terrible bully in the Corporate world, but here we are Apple. I can't understand why people would support and buy products from Apple when all they seem to do is complain and harass other competing companies that seem to be conducting normal business practices. So sad and wrong...........I feel for Samsung. Samsung must be saying "oh no, not this again...............can't Apple just leave us alone?"

63. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Pepsi harasses coke... Ford harasses Chevy... Red Sox harass the Yankees... "Can't apple just leave us alone" if you work for Samsung, then you can say that, if not shhhhh...let the big boys handle it in a court of law.
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