Apple withdraws patent claim against Samsung phone

Apple withdraws patent claim against Samsung phone
On Friday, Apple withdrew a patent claim against a new Samsung phone with a hi-resolution screen. In a filing with the U.S. Federal Court in San Jose, Apple disclosed that it would not continue the patent claim since the device will not be offered in the U.S. The phone in question could be the Samsung Galaxy S III mini. Last month, Apple asked the court to add that model, along with some other Samsung phones and tablets, to its seemingly non-stop patent battle against Korean rival Samsung. The latter responded that since the Samsung Galaxy S III mini will not be offered in the U.S., it should not be part of the litigation.

Samsung launched the smaller sized version of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III on October 5th in Europe. In its filing with the court, Apple noted that although the phone isn't sold in the U.S., it was able to order multiple units of the device from Amazon and have them shipped to the U.S. Despite this, Samsung said that it was not "making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing the Galaxy S III mini in the United States." And on the basis of that statement, Apple withdrew its claim against the phone, "so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple's ability later to accuse the Galaxy S III mini if the factual circumstances change."

source: Reuters

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76 Comments

1. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Apple should stop their s**t

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Only when companies stop copying.

9. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Oh would you shut the f*ck up please? No one wants to hear your drivel.

10. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol Alright you Apple fanboy.. you do realize that all Apple does is copy what someone else already did, re-engineer it, patent it as their own. Then sue anyone that copys them.... And you want Samsung to stop "copying"? Please...

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

These fruit fans don't understand a bit of technology mate. What they know is just talk non - sense without any reason. Today if you compare an iPhone 5 with Oppo find 5, iPhone 5 falls by the way side. And according to fruit fans other companies are copying them. Hahahaahhaha come on Fruit fans just know how to double tap on their home - screens to close an app and how to use a volume rocker button to take photos.And this is the main reason why they buy fruit gadgets..!!

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Main reason why they buy Apple products is brand name that's why they buy iPhone cases with hole in the back...

17. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

"Hole in the back" hahaahahahahhahahahahhaha made my day bro ...!!!

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I know it is funny (on the other had sad) but it is true, if you have an iPhone and want to buy a case for it, then there is one unwritten rule there MUST BE a hole for Apple logo in other way it ruins everything and you are not cool... :(

67. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

you can thank Otterbox for that

69. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

They just made exactly what iPhone users want.

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Can't cover up an iconic symbol.

76. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Shoot... the Apple I bit into last night was an iconic symbol????

13. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

At my age, I try to hold some composure and remain somewhat passive in an individual's remarks. But, your over the top, massive cheerleading for Apple by failing to research history pertaining to Apple, only confirms that your use of "Copying" is misdirected and contains insufficient knowledge. Having been around Apple for thirty 30 years, I can safely say that it is Apple that has copied many technologies in order to get where it is today. Quit trying to paint Apple as the perfect child. When I look at a Samsung device vs an Apple device, I don't see any resemblance. If people can't tell the difference of the two(especially when the two plaster their logos and names on them), then there's more of an intellectual issue rather than design issue. There are so many tech discoveries in which Apple "Stole" only to claim as its own. To think Apple is the almighty in innovation, severely down plays any intelligence you might possess. And while we're at it, what's up with Apple implementing "copying" within court system? Is it infringement or copying? Copy sounds like playground gibberish. Just how Apple is conducting this little facade. "Mommy, Joey is copying me!" It would be wise to to learn a little before repeating everything you hear on tech blogs. I have found tech blogs can be written by people that never knew anything about Apple before the iPhone. Since I owned Apple products for 9 years when Apple wasn't "Cool", I think I know a thing or two. That's why our generation either left Apple for Windows, or didn't give Apple any attention at all. There's more to a company than pretty, shiny objects. John B.

15. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

A well polished truth John +1 ...

26. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Slammer, I wish I could give your comment a +1000!!

33. lonewolf2873

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Slammer - This has got to be the best post I've read this year. Directly to the point and not hurting anyones feel bads intentionally. Apple makes products that appeal to many people. I loved my iPod touch until it just stopped working. The gripe I have is people not sticking up for apple intelligently. You like apple, I like android and the next guy likes windows, all hopefully for good reasons. I don't like android because of the cute little "robot". It seems people like apple just because its a status quo. My take on the lawsuits is apple is trying to dominate the world. How many lawsuits did apple file, since 1gen iPhone, under Steve jobs? Now how many since his passing? I personally respected jobs for his abilities. He knew how to design and more importantly MARKETING. Steve jobs knew he got his customer base in cell phones due to marketing. Plain and simple. In other words, he could sell a lemon as a diamond. The fact you followers don't see this is the beauty of it all. You bought lemons and still can't make lemonade, unless of course you buy the cord, blades, sweetner and mixer, from us at a premium....

19. ajc76

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Please explain to us all how the GSIII mini is a copy of any of the iPhones...???

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple will keep bulls**tting to grab more attention since sales of iDevciews is only taking the stock prices down :)

25. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Mxy has got to be Taco. Same lame comments that just are not based on fact, but on his opinion he believes to be fact......

42. Aeires unregistered

This guy IS Taco,

29. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

people like u should stop being izombies

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Y are u an izombie if u like or use apple. I use apple,and android. I'm a huge Samsung fan, my tv and fridge and my fianc├ęs tablet r Sammy. I also like apple, and iOS.

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that he called him "iZombie" not because of that he use Apple products.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean like how Apple stole the PC GUI, slide to unlock, rows of icons, notification shade, wireless sync (from one of its own itunes developers, poor kid. They didn't even bother to change the icon)? That kind of copying

39. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

i see this guy on every samsung articles....trolling and bashing samsung phones....i just see him bashing around the GS4 leaks article

41. Aeires unregistered

And then rips on Android fans who post negative comments on Apple articles. Hypocrite, 100%.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hope u guys aren't talking about me, but if u r please copy and paste the link to prove I'm a troll, and yes I do think the gs4 leak is ugly. Nowhere near as pretty as the gs3 or note 2

47. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...and yes I do think the gs4 leak is ugly. Nowhere near as pretty as the gs3 or note 2" Where do you see Samsung Galaxy S IV leak ???

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro go back to the home page of this site and scroll down a little.

50. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And what exactly should I see, what article titles?

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