Judge says launch of Samsung Galaxy S III will proceed on June 21st

Judge says launch of Samsung Galaxy S III will proceed on June 21st
Apple has tried hard to throw a wrench into the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III in the States. Already proclaimed the fastest selling gadget of all time with 9 million units pre-sold not including the U.S. and Canada, the Cupertino based firm has had its top legal minds ready to toss in any motion at the eleventh hour, seeking to stop the release of the handset.
 
Instead, the plan just might have backfired as Judge Lucy Koh said late Monday that Apple's push to get an injunction on the Samsung Galaxy S III would overload her calendar especially since she is presiding over another Apple suit against other Samsung products. And Koh's decision has nothing to do with the merits of the case, it really is a decision based on Koh's court schedule. Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said that the "blatant copying of its devices is wrong." Google spokesman Jim Prosser blamed the huge jump in patent battles on the increase in vaguely written patents. Last week, Koh said that Apple could ask for a TRO (temporary restraining order) against the Samsung Galaxy S III, but that would have only lead to a delay in Apple's patent infringement suit against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and some other Samsung smartphones.

Besides the case on the west coast that Koh is presiding over, last Thursday in Chicago Judge Richard Posner canceled Apple's trial against Google's wholly owned subsidiary Motorola Mobility. Posner's decision, based on his ruling that neither side could prove damages, can be appealed while Koh's decision to delay the Apple-Samsung battle until after the Samsung Galaxy S III is launched has nothing to do with the merits of the case and thus Apple must eat the decision. Bottom line: Welcome to the U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III.

source: Reuters

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47 Comments

1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Apple is scared. On Facebook I've seen some of my female friends, who are iPhone users, planning on getting the SIII.

18. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, I've friends who are posting pics of the S3 saying they want it the same way they did 2 years ago with the iPhone. I guess when the whole worlds using it it just got stale...

22. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Koh for Supreme Court, lol I haven't seen other cases of hers but the treatment here is very encouraging.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Only in the US can Samsung copy Apple and get away with it.

29. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Go educate urself before posting... hideous avatar... suits the way U speak...

31. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wah!Wah!Wah!

32. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Only in the US can Apple copy Neonode and get away with it

39. hypergreatthing

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Apple is turning into a bunch of sour grapes because they're next phone is going to be a lemon.

45. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

All the "new" features in iOS 6 are copies of Android features, so how is Samsung the one copying? http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/11/a-quick-look- at-ios-6-and-its-new-android-features/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tQjE9h7jkA&feature =g-all-u

2. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

If only the galaxy s3 came to the us 10 days earlier.

19. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

why? it'll be here soon enough and dominate the market!

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

June 23 - 10 = June 13, 2012 - which is today's date.

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nvm it said June 21.

3. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

My gs3 july 9 but i hope comes early i'm sick of boring iphone 4s

43. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

welcome back to human world.

4. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Apple is quite scared of huge pre orders sgs3 has got...they don't have a case...just wasting court's time.

5. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Take that Mr iThumbSucker...

6. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

ENOUGHHH!!! No one like you, APPLE!!!

9. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

just brainwashed boys and girls love IT

46. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

We may be brainwashed, but you guys are a bunch of traitors. Don't cry when more of your jobs move overseas, even the ones designing your basements. Yes, I know the components are made in China and elsewhere. But the company and the minds doing the designs are here in the good USA. Have fun with your Korean phone. ****P.S. don't worry McDonalds, the malls, and KFC have exciting opportunities.

47. hypergreatthing

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

So the niche job market of cellphone designers may take a hit because apple can't compete? Why do i even care? Competition hopefully will make apple stop playing the lawyer game and make some real kick ass hardware. Protectionism does a lot more harm than good.

30. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Yes they do ... the eyeshps...

7. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

boycott Apple and its disgusting behaviour: 1) Apple ebook price-fixing lawsuit 2) "Steve Jobs FBI file: Lies, drugs and bomb threats" 3) $1.2 million fine in Italy 4) To make Apple behave right you have to sue him. (antenna-gate) 5) Apple blatant copy from Android and WM:http://goo gl/04pud and many many more sins

8. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

F**K YEAH!! APPLE IS JUST S*** TROLL!! AHAHAHAHA!!!

10. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Bottom line: Welcome to the U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III... LMAO... That's the Way aah haa aahh haa.. I like it... aah haa aahh haa..

11. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Haha, first iOS 6 and now the Galaxy S3 isn't banned? Apple's on a roll with bad luck, or should I say karma.

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

CONSUMER IS WINNING APPLE IS LOSING

13. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnoKNx4aRr8 watch from 23:54 run apple run ur going down apple is s**t scared

17. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

she have bautifull face and word :) but not all people watch this but thanks for the link

14. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Take that apple. YOU cant stop costumers want they want. Face it apple you are no longer number 1. NOt here nor the entire globe so get over it.

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