Apple uses technicality in an attempt to prevent Verizon from being a "friend of the court"

Apple uses technicality in an attempt to prevent Verizon from being a
On Friday, Verizon filed an amicus brief with the Northern District of California court. This is better known as a "friend of the court" brief, which the carrier filed in an attempt to get the court to deny the preliminary ban against certain Samsung products that Apple is seeking in the case. Trying to land punches right where it hurts, Big Red said that banning sales of the Samsung Droid Charge and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE tablet would "hinder" the carrier from rolling out its 4G LTE network, retard job growth and "undercut" a couple of public policy goals. Those goals include the spread of broadband and the development of a modern emergency response system.

On Tuesday, Apple referred to federal court rules that prevent a non-party from making the statement it filed, in district court. If the court fails to reject Verizon's brief, Apple wants until October 6th to respond so that it can continue to work on the coming October 13th hearing on a possible ban of certain Samsung devices. Apple says that Verizon hadn't asked for its consent to produce its brief until the day that it was filed, not giving the former time to find evidence that might force the court to dismiss it.

Considering that Verizon gets much of its sales from Apple products in addition to Samsung devices, Verizon might have counted on Apple to attempt to block its amicus brief. The carrier might have just wanted to make a public show of supporting Samsung and Google. If Apple does win the case, Verizon will lose some business although speculation is that Samsung already has some new high-end Android devices, including the much anticipated Google Nexus Prime, coming as soon as early November.

source: FossPatents via Electronista (1), (2)

Apple is asking the court for a preliminary injunction against certain Samsung devices

Apple is asking the court for a preliminary injunction against certain Samsung devices



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104 Comments

1. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Apple, Sorry, but if you maneuver your way to start banning Samsung products here in the US, you're going to start hearing about it... ...so don't start Sincerely, About 250 million American cellular consumers

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

249 million of which don't give a s**t about Samsung products. A REAL American would support Apple.

12. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Google is an American company too. We all know that is who the real target is here. And what about the Samsung emplyoees that live and work here in the US?

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

This is between Apple and Samsung. A Korean company vs an American company. Apple creates 10's of thousands of US jobs. Pick your side, but you seem to lack any patriotism or pride.

15. haikallp unregistered

so just because someone gets a product made from a foreign country it means he/she is not a patriot? Cut the crap.

71. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Not to mention the fact that Apple buys it's components from 'foreign' companies and assembles it's devices overseas. What is patriotic about that

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

And there it is again! Why is it that you have to make this personal? Who are you to question me about my patriotism or pride? Don't go there with me, let's keep on the subject of cell phones. Samsung has thousands of employees here as well. So what will banning these products do for these workers? Is it so important to line Apple's pockets, that you would like to see these employees lose their jobs?

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

10's of thousands.. can you provide hard numbers? if not.. shut up.

18. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Taco. Don't try and use that old link from 2006 either. We all know those jobs were shipped overseas long time ago.

32. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yea because Apple moved all their retail stores overseas. I have to fly to China to wait in line for iPhone 5.

47. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

taco50 we all know that Apple only opens retail stores in the U.S. I don’t know of any manufacturing jobs here in the U.S. for any Apple product. I have never been to an Apple store that has 100 employees. It's more like 5 or 6. The iPhone is like blood diamonds, lots of people sacrifice, are subjected to horrible work conditions (think sweat shops), pollution, & even death (suicide), yet you own an iPhone 4. That iPhone 4 you have could have been made by someone who is suffering or worse could be dead right now. This has nothing to do with patriotism or America VS Korea. It has to do with basic human rights & the livelihood of the hard working people who made your iPhone 4. So taco50 lets be a little bit more sensitive & not be so blind to the facts that ARE being reported in the news. This is real not some conspiracy against Apple.

19. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Uh, where are Apple's devices made? Hmm, I think that's CHINA! Not America.

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

What horses**t. Koreans are people too, and probably more in need of jobs than Americans. Furthermore, you'll find that foreign companies employ large numbers of Americans. f**k patriotism. Patriotism leads directly to bigotry, hostility, war and death. Conflicts due to nationalism and patriotism are almost as bad as religious conflicts.

30. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

its not about america vs korea. Its about right vs wrong.

42. pandamaja unregistered

Apple also has all their products made in china. Foxconn has poor working conditions, high suicide rates and has been accused of heavily pollution in china. But I guess you're right, its super patriotic that Apple doesn't subject American assembly line workers to those conditions. Ass hat

46. dionddc

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

taco50, what phone do you use? If it's an iPhone, please throw it away. Parts of it are made by Samsung. You can't go supporting foreign companies now, can you? Owned bitch.

89. aj unregistered

kinda funny how taco doesnt have anything to say after he got pooned as hard as he did...

100. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I will respond and not by using foul language like you..... if you have a Samsung phone ..trow it away.. it was made from, Apple's money..... the only thing you owned is that laggy Android phone

103. iphuck unregistered

i register just to give you a thumbs up for your nice comment. .!! i loled

48. superguy

Posts: 415; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Supporting an American company that actually makes the phone in China with low paid workers that can't even afford to buy the phone they make. Yeah, let's keep supporting them ...

50. kg4icg

Posts: 83; Member since: May 18, 2008

You forgot that Apple's products are made oversea's by guess who, Samsung, LG, Foxxcon, and a few others.

60. cc unregistered

Taco, no.

99. Smokn04cobra

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

Taco...you are a prime example of the reason Americans are viewed as being ignorant, overweight, assholes. Have a good day!

22. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

This has to be one of the most retarded statements I've ever seen anyone make on PA. So I guess every single product you've ever purchased was American made and manufactured right? Smh. You chose the perfect name to troll with; you're flaky, fragile, and full of crap that can only be handled in small doses. Douche nozzle.

34. JC unregistered

No, a REAL American will support choice and freedom and support capitalism. This means as consumers we should be the deciding factor on what product get cheers and which one gets jeers. Samsung may be a Korean company but it's a conglomerate and as such also has a large presence in the US and other countries as well.

37. 87168 unregistered

What about Windows...that's also an American company, and as Whateverman already stated so it Google. Mr. Patriotic, get out of here with that crap.

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Youre nothing but a troll and kiss Steve Jobs ass.

55. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Going for a record number of Thumbs Down, Taco? This is about as hypocritical a statement as I've ever heard... 1.) The Retina display in your iPhone 4? Manufactured by LG, a South Korean company 2.) The A4 processor powering your iPhone 4? Manufactured by Samsung, a South Korean company 3.) The entire design of the iPhone 4? Designed by a guy named Jonathan Ive (i think), who was born in London. We're getting closer, but not exactly an American ...and to say nobody gives a damn about Samsung products would be as dumb as anything I've ever heard you spew

61. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

So "dead on". Nice to see somebody on here did there homework. Where's the stupid chicken guy with his rhetoric now?

74. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so a real american would support a company that gouges its customers, sends 95% of its workload overseas for tax breaks and cheap labor, and sues anyone that wants to outsell them?? lol no thanks.

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