Judge sets September 20th date for hearing on preliminary injunctions; Apple is grateful

Judge sets September 20th date for hearing on preliminary injunctions; Apple is grateful
With the Apple v. Samsung patent trial verdict in the books, the next stage for Apple is to ask the court for injunctions on those Samsung devices that were found to infringe on Apple's patents. Judge Lucy Koh has given the Cupertino based tech firm until August 29th to file a motion with the court. Samsung will have 14 days to respond to the motion after which Apple will have another two days to respond to that filing. Then, on September 20th, Judge Koh will hear from both sides and rule which of Samsung's devices, if any, will be hit with a preliminary injunction.

Meanwhile, Apple released a statement following the verdict saying that the trial was about more than just patents or money. Apple claims that the suit was about values. The company says it values innovation and originality and applauds the court for sendng the message that stealing isn't right. Earlier on Friday, we passed along Samsung's comments which were tinged with an edge as you might expect.

source: Engadget

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82 Comments

1. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I'm sure that's what Apple wants everybody to believe.

13. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

exactly, I mean did anyone read "At Apple, we value originality and innovation" and NOT end up laughing their metaphorical a$$es off? EDIT: besides blind apple fanboys of course from a company who owns more patents that are based on PRIOR ART then any other company in existence, BULL$HI# is the first word that comes to mind

22. fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 07, 2011

The company says it values innovation and originality

53. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"we value originality and innovation" but buys a company to acquire an innovative tech. Apple didn't innovate. It buys something innovative for it's own good. It's not original. And i really hate the fact that apple's suing a company because the designs of their devices looks similar. I mean, where's the innovation in there? Originality in icons? Oh god. As if they are original with those icons. Nokia used gears for representing "settings" way before iPhone was being planned. What's wrong in this system is the fact that those patents regarding the design of icons were granted to apple.. I would give credit to apple if they used the "pinch to zoom" function. I think they are the ones who started it. But please, stop being a monopolistic company.. Don't sue everyone.. If you love innovation, a competition is needed. Without competition, there's no innovation. Why innovate if no one's challenging your product right?

80. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol i dare Apple to take a shot at Nokia...

2. Savage unregistered

The only device which will be found infringing would be the SGS1. Apple names any more devices, it would be bloody unfair.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Remember a couple of months back when HTC had its phones stopped at U.S. Customs? It was because of a ban order that the ITC issued. Remember how long sales of the banned HTC phones were suspended? About 2 weeks. 3 at the most. Know what was done to get the phones un-banned? Software changes were installed that were non-infringing. Guess what Sammy is going to do? They probably will include a list of revised software that is going to be installed on the infringing handsets the day after the motion is filed that does not infringe the patents they were found to infringe. Anyone with a current Sammy phone on the list of infringing phones might want to seriously consider disabling the OTA update function until this all blows over.

20. Savage unregistered

Yeah. That is a shame, Apple getting such trivial patents. An OTA update will set things right. But it is necessary to fix the broken patent system. Apple already has a patent for Google-Glasses like device and they ain't even started working on it.

33. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Dude, HTC phones clearly infringe upon the iPhone. Especially with the original Desire. A chrome earpiece, and metal buttons with engraved channels for LED lighting, totally Apple technology. The Evo LTE, obviously a copy of the iPhone 4s with it's metallic back cover and EVO red kickstand on the back. The One X? HUMONGOUS COPY OF IPHONES MAN. Especially with the all polycarbonate back and lack of any physical buttons beyond power and volume controls. Remember, it's about values.

35. wendygarett unregistered

yup htc is a copycat :)

38. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Gorgeous.... Now, what were we talking about?

43. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

51. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It would seem that Wendy is going to need to post a 'proof-of-life' profile pic... ;-)

47. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

55. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Right!, I have to give her a thumb up on the pic alone...lol

41. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Hi, Wendy! Let me ask you a question - do you confuse your HTC phone with your collection of iPhones? I mean like when you pick up the HTC and start to use it, are you thinking you are using iMessage to send a text to one of your friends?

46. wendygarett unregistered

Actually not at all :) I never use the imessage my friend It just that the pop up animation (i don't really know how to describe that) is so similar compare with iPhone...

50. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

What pop-up animation are you referring to? Which app is producing the animation? Sense? Or?

52. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Wendy, I am not trying to push you on what is similar between the HTC and iPhone. Just trying to understand what it is that you think is similar.

63. wendygarett unregistered

I don't know what to say, most are follow android but just that part make me feels like using the iphone. Every time I click settings make me feels more like using the iphone

64. wendygarett unregistered

Im sorry doug, maybe i feel nervous first time using the android. But I will get used to it :)

65. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

unless something's changed, isnt iOS's settings in a light blue/dark blue motif? How does HTCs settings menu remind you of that?

66. wendygarett unregistered

of course not the colour. What i mean is, by the time you press the icon, the animation pop out from the middle of the screen, just like iphone with the faster speed so you won't notice

54. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

HTC was making nice windows phone for Qtek, imate etc. They newer make copycat product like Shamsung. Shamsung makes copycat product almost for all successful product that other company makes.

40. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Not any more. If the HTC phones infringed Apple's patents that were covered under the ITC order, they would still be sitting in shipping containers in U.S. Customs warehouses.

44. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

No man, we all know that HTC is infringing on Apple patents. Take a close look at the fact that you can pinch to zoom, and how the overscroll animation, especially in Sense 4, is an obvious iOS copy. On the hardware side, note the display. The colors are accurate and calibrated, and the glass rolls down to the plastic to make the glass end without an edge. The display has a resolution high enough to be unable to distinguish pixels at most ranges. That's something that only Apple is allowed to do, even if they haven't done it yet. ;)

75. Savage unregistered

I hope you are being sarcastic.

82. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Note the ;). Now, what is this sarcasm you speak of?

79. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I seriously hope you were being sarcastic.

83. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

No no, I have to be completely serious. Apple is the only innovator in the history of the United States. Henry Ford didn't make mass produced cars, Apple did. Tesla didn't make AC electricity, Apple did. /s

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