ITC judge rules that Samsung has infringed on three Apple patents, might lead to product bans
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 25, 2012, 2:24 AM
Judge Thomas Pender ruled that Samsung has stepped upon Apple's patented turf regarding the design of the iPhone, its touchscreen technologies and for connecting headphones.
The ITC has the power to block Samsung imports in the US if the ruling is confirmed by the other judges on the panel, which won't be until February.
In the meantime, Samsung issued a statement saying that the decision might diminish choices and raise prices for consumers, and that: "We will continue to take all appropriate measures to ensure the availability of our innovative products for American consumers."
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posted on Oct 25, 2012, 2:26 AM 18
Sure blame Apple for protecting their property
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 3:01 AM 3
What "innovation" is involved when you are infringing upon the IP of another company! Protecting your IP does the exact opposite of "stifling innovation."you are forced to either pay for doing something a certain way, or you find another way to do it. If it was not protected and it was a good method, companies would just use it for free and skip figuring out a better way to do it.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 5:23 AM 0
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You say this as if Samsung isnt already making new products despite these bans and injunctions, its just that Apple keeps a tent in the courtroom and a sleeping bag on deck for every release date that Samsung or other major competition has, how much longer can we look at the news board and see that once again Apple has claimed that someone has stolen their patent (lets not forget they steal patents too) and then those products get banned, then those products are unbanned and the circle of death continues
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 8:30 AM 1
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@Hemlocke: Xerox, the "inspriation" for the original macintosh. LG Prada, various Sony designs, and other generic designs: "inspriation" for iphone. Dieter Rams' designs for Braun: "inspriation" for pretty much everything coming out of apple since jobs' return which continues until now. Mitsubishi and others: "inspiration" for multitouch. Rio & other MP3 players: "inspiration" for ipod. Windows tablets and other tablet designs, as well as the concept of a thin interactive device (like a clipboard or writing pad): "inspiration" for ipad. Apple hasn't come up with anything actually new or innovative in years, if ever. Stop fooling yourself. You're a poison, as is your name.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 8:49 AM 3
Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011
Some dogs always bark but never bite... The same way Apple's only gonna throw law suits at everyone instead of innovating good products... We are all here for better innovation technology for our tomorrow... Stopping it is like eating pure Bull$h!t...
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 3:33 AM 2
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Do whatever you want to do Apple, King will always be the King. And you know what, Don't even think that you can come even near to the technology what Samsung and Google has.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 3:13 AM 7
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Lol Google is supporting sam**** .. but apple they are doing their own OS..... U know LG Is making Nexus 2.. and i like i-phones much , but i hate SAM****. Nexus 2 will rock... ( As LG is producing it )
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 4:51 AM 0
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What are the devices in question? Are the the ones from the trial and if so who cares? It's not like any of them are new.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 2:29 AM 2
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Feb is too long away ... 4 months is a big time in Android world :) Apple can keep doing this and get nothing out of it except more sales for Samsung ...
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 2:34 AM 4
What I don't understand is why Samsung are getting a beating only in American courts yet those same law suits go very differently in Asia and Europe?????
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 2:38 AM 8
Bias and those countries don't believe in fair justice
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 3:02 AM 1
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The problem within US political system is lobbying, a subtle way to bribe politicians. In the States is acceptable that large companies “donate” big amounts of money to gain political favors. I don’t know but Apple with its endless bank account (almost as big as the US federal government’s) may do wonders. For the record, I’m not accusing anyone, Apple could sue me and they really excel at that.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 10:44 AM 1
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Please Samsung, make Apple remove LTE from their products... This patent has nothing to do with FRAND, the iphone5 will run perfectly on 3G networks... Please don't let them off the hook on this one... Thank You in Advance.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 2:48 AM 8
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