Here we go again: Samsung sues Apple in Seoul over patents

Here we go again: Samsung sues Apple in Seoul over patents
When news broke on Tuesday that Apple was ready to sit down with Motorola and Samsung to work out licensing on some of its patents, it seemed that perhaps peace would break out in the industry. Apple said it was willing to settle past lawsuits by licensing its technology for a price of between $5 and $15 for each handset using Apple's technology that was sold. But we wake up on Wednesday to find that Samsung has filed suit in a court in Seoul, Korea against Apple. The Korean based manufacturer alleges that Apple infringed on three of Samsung's patents and the lawsuit also covers utility patents that are used in specific smartphone and tablet functions.

This suit is an expansion of accusations made by Samsung last year against Apple when the former accused the Cupertino based firm of infringing on five Samsung patents relating to how data is transmitted by mobile devices. That suit was filed by Samsung in response to one filed by Apple in the U.S. accusing the Korean based firm of copying "the look and feel" of Apple devices.

The latest suit was filed Tuesday in Seoul Central District Court and was announced Wednesday by Samsung. The timing of the lawsuit and the announcement is certainly curious considering that later today, Apple is expected to introduce its third-generation tablet, the Apple iPad HD. Surely Samsung is trying to steal a bit of Apple's thunder prior to the iPad HD announcement. Both the Apple iPhone 4S and the Apple iPad are mentioned in the filing for the suit.

source: WallStreetJournal

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24 Comments

1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Imagine the shame if Samsung lost in its own territory.

3. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hahaha

5. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Its not a shame. if they did lose, it'll just mean that their system is not corrupt or biased like in some countries.

18. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

So just because they don't win in their home country automatically makes it just? awesome logic there

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hmm war war war, patent war....

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Patent war cost money only no tanks or human will be destroy. Samsung do not want to pay Apple on licensing, this lawsuits will make Apple to pay Samsung's licensing.

6. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

at least samsung still has its construction and insurance and lots more of businesses to fall back on,even if apple drives it out of electronics.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

round 274.. .fight!

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@remixfa Lmao exactly!

22. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

remixfa, buddy, you make me giggle, even as I type... :-D

24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm waiting for Samsung to get the instruction to "FINISH HIM!" so there's no more of this baloney...

10. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Samsung definitely owns the copyright for cheap ripoff copies of other companies' products.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Troll^ ignore

23. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Just a couple more thumbs down, and the moderation you wear as a badge of honor comes true...

11. Justsadd

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

samsung fight back.......support you...apple always launch a rubbish .....hahahaha

12. Danalvi1981

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 02, 2010

Whoever wrote this article is obviously on Apples side in all this. What a fan boy!!

20. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

i so agree with you HEADLINE " Here we go again: Samsung sues Apple in Seoul over patentsĀ " THEN " Surely Samsung is trying to steal a bit of Apple's thunder prior to the iPad HD announcement. Both the Apple iPhone 4S and the Apple iPad are mentioned in the filing for the suit" This says alot to me about "bn a fanboy" when they suppose 2b objective when they write aryicles so we the readers can come up with our our conclusion, instead of feeding us their subjectivity.

14. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

I'd like to think that it was too late to stop the machine for Samsung, after the yesterday news about Apple willing to end patent war for settlements. They are 13-14 hours ahead.

15. Bangthering_007

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

South Korea has even a way of getting into peoples' minds. They even hate their own country company now. Whats left? Nuconquer AMERICA!!

16. hepresearch unregistered

Reminds me of Gandalf vs. Sauromon in LOTR... except that Gandalf is Samsung, and Sauromon is Apple. The conversation goes something like this... Apple: "License my IP, and I will let you live." Samsung: {jumps out of the courtroom window to escape} Apple: "So, Samsung, you have chosen death..." I suppose it is possible that Samsung could survive somehow and even beat Apple at its own game, but it will be exceedingly difficult, guaranteed. Apple has the decks stacked in their own favor currently, and it will take some insanely fast and smart thinking, and additional help no doubt, to overcome Apple. Perhaps filing suit in South Korea, their home territory, is the best thing they can do right now for themselves... home-field advantage is generally a favorable thing.

21. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

hep, buddy, you make me giggle, even as I type... :-D

25. hepresearch unregistered

Thanks snowgator... unlike some individuals here, when I use sarcasm or satire it is generally for the intent of entertaining. When I am in an entertaining mood, I aim to please... yes, I throw out some stark analysis with it on occasion, but it is always better when delivered with a good dose of jest. I am glad you appreciated the remark! Hey, just on a side-note, I thought I would mention that I've been getting a lot better over the last few weeks from the after-effects of the chemo from last year. I am starting to get to the point where I think I'll be able to start doing more stuff every day like I used to back last spring. Maybe even look for employment again... it would be nice, and I'm feeling more confident in my improving health every day.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The tech world would be better if APPLE stop being a BTCH and suit every mobile company.

19. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

i wish everyone in the tech industry lost their lawsuits if it's for piss ant trivial patents

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