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

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Aug 2012, 22:33

While the verdict has been spelled out in terms of dollars and cents, there still is the matter of Apple's request for injunctions on certain Samsung phones; Apple has until the 29th to file a motion, Samsung has 14 days to respond followed by 2 more days for Apple to once again reply...

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posted on 24 Aug 2012, 22:36 25

1. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 23:09 15

13. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 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

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 00:07 4

22. fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 Mar 2011)

The company says it values innovation and originality

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 08:31 5

53. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 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?

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 15:30 2

80. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 22:38 16

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.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 23:16 6

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 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.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 23:37 5

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.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 02:29 3

33. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 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.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 02:40 2

35. wendygarett (unregistered)

yup htc is a copycat :)

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 04:45 10

38. tedkord (Posts: 14123; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Now, what were we talking about?

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 06:04 2

43. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)



posted on 25 Aug 2012, 07:53 4

51. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 07:37

47. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


posted on 25 Aug 2012, 08:36 1

55. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 06:00 4

41. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 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?

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 07:22 1

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...

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 07:51 1

50. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 08:09 2

52. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 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.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 09:12

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

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 09:15 3

64. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 09:17 1

65. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 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?

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 09:32

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

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 08:33

54. rf1975 (Posts: 259; Member since: 01 Aug 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.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 05:54 2

40. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 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.

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 06:08 1

44. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 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.


posted on 25 Aug 2012, 11:37

75. Savage (unregistered)

I hope you are being sarcastic.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 00:24

82. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Note the ;).

Now, what is this sarcasm you speak of?

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 15:14

79. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I seriously hope you were being sarcastic.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 00:25

83. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 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.


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