Samsung and Google teaming up for an anti-Apple legal plan

Samsung and Google teaming up for an anti-Apple legal plan
The patent wars are about to heat up even more. After Apple won its preliminary injunction against the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, and, as expected, Samsung promptly appealed, Samsung is strengthening its legal front. Considering that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus was a collaboration between Samsung and Google, it comes as little surprise that Google will now join Samsung in its legal quest against Apple.

So what exactly do they have in mind? The Korea Times is reporting that a Samsung insider said, “It’s too early to comment on our game plan (with Google) in the legal battle; but we will do our best to get more royalties from Apple, which has benefited from our technology.”

Currently Samsung is requesting 2.4% of the iPhone and iPad’s retail price to be paid out in royalties to compensate for the offending patents. Apple has claimed that the rate is excessive. Samsung is currently being investigated by the EU to determine if it abused FRAND-related patents, while here in the U.S., Google is being investigated by the FTC to find out if it illegally used FRAND patents acquired from Motorola Mobility to block mobile competitors.

We’ll have to wait until the duos next court date to find out what direction this battle will go in next. Currently, we are still waiting to find out whether or not the injunction will take place, as Apple will have to cough up around $96 million to make that happen.

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143 Comments

1. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Yes!, it's about time they fight back!.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Seems that Apple doesn't know what is friendly partnership, now Samsung and Google will show for Apple what is partnership by beating Apples a**! :D

103. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol Apple better step out of the way, the Google train is coming through!

138. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

Google train isn't as scary as mobility train combined with samsung train Both are Giants in the mobile patent world

136. RoyalTroll

Posts: 32; Member since: May 16, 2012

Apple will win

142. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

They Always Win,Duh.

139. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Google is like America in WWII. They tried to stay out of it for as long as possible, but now that they joined the fight, they are going to kick ass and take names.

2. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

or they ALL could live and let live! These meaningless little patents are silly and Apple is really the root cause for all this mess since they think they own the rights to the silliest little things and spend millions trying to thwart technology advancement by other companies... like slide-to-unlock. Really? and pattern unlock pwns slide anyways :/

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, all this patent suit crap regardless of who started it Will eventually hurt us the consumer. Apple hurts Samsun, Samsung hurts apple, who in turn hurts google. The fans of these products, and platforms will start to lose out. What would kick ass is I'd a judge they out all of this crap, and threatened to lock up the next one to file one of the preschool suits. I love iOS, android Samsung microsoft, I love tech so this pisses me off, and yes I feel apples being the biggest baby. Regardless they all suck with this mess.

32. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Google tried, to no avail.

97. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Thumbs downs? For what? Google tried to live and let live. They haven't sued anyone in a long time.

129. slickytru5

Posts: 10; Member since: May 03, 2012

I think they misunderstood your comment...

140. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

No Problem... I gave you two Thumbs.... Up Up Up all the way... ^_^ Cheers..

143. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Haha, thanks. :)

125. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you forget to mention they stole their NOTIFICATION bar " and i didn't even say OUR unlike taco".

3. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

this is a PSA from most of America........................ "APPLE ARE A BUNCH OF DOUCHES" this is straight asinine!!! Apple has made billions with the iPhone and has become the most popular smartphone in history.......but Apple wants to act like a baby and prevent others from making money. so what if they're copying off of you, obviously you're doing something right lol Correct me if im wrong, but it seems odd that they've been suing companies for copywright infringement since Steve Jobs passed away. seems to me that Steve jobs didnt care as long as he was able to make money

82. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

not quite, Steve Jobs vowed to destroy Android for copying.. google it

4. THEOG

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 12, 2010

Man I had to make a account to comment on this lol. Glad Google is standing up for this phone. Its crazy how apple want to sue everyone that makes anything that's better then the iPhone or could have a chance at winning. When i heard about apple suing over a phone that doesn't look are act like the iPhone that alone made me promise my self to never buy an apple product again. Hope ya win Google. I have your back me and my galaxy nexus :o)

6. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Lmao. Y'all kill me with this loyalty mess. Do you know anyone who works for google? Do you own stock in Samsung? If not, then what the heck are you so loyal for. Google or Samsung isn't any different from any other big business. They are about their money first and only. I hope you don't think they give a rats azz about you. That goes for anyone who's loyal to these companies. They don't care about you. Only your money. Lol, you've got their back. What a dork!

16. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Exactly! I don't get some of these people

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Exactly!! These fandroids swear up and down Google is some benevolent non profit company.

24. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Um, no. What are you smoking today taco? Get your money back that s**t is wack.

34. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Ah, sorry. Meant to thumbs up because taco is insane.

35. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Well, has Google sued anyone for anything over the past two years? Erm... Nope. I don't think so. Has Apple been going insane with all of their BS suing anyone who makes a better product? Yes...

126. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

iFans like you is what wrong in the tech world just being brain wash. and doesn't like competition. NON PROFIT? They just spend billion of dollars purchase Motorola Mobility TO PROTECT Android

73. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not loyalty to Google or Samsung. It's looking out for ourselves. We want to ensure we have access to the best tech, whomever it is from. That's why I don't call for bans of iProducts. I want fans of Apple to be able to get the devices they want, I want fans of WP to be able to get what they want, and I want fans of Android to be able to get the devices they want. Unfortunately, Apple has decided to take advantage of the huge flaws in the patent system to try and eliminate the competition, which they can't keep up with on innovation. This harms all consumers, both iOS and Android users. The legal fees drive prices up, and innovation is slowed. We pay more for less. Everyone, go towww.defendinnovation.org, and sign the petition for patent reform. We need to get congress to enact common sense patent reform. Eliminate software patents, copyright only. Patents should be specific, not broad. They should be non-obvious, and new (no prior art).

77. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Can't keep up on innovation? Apple is THE ONLY company innovating. Without Apple you'd still be using a qwerty keyboard with a trackball.

84. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

see taco, this is how we all KNOW you are a aplle troll. Apple makes 4 products, one just a bigger version of the other, one insignificant in market share. The innovation apple invents is only more ways to bleed the herd dry. You are absolutely a troll if you think no companies innovate technology. Apple's only star is a touchscreen with a app store. Not really innovation... lol come to think of it, you probably aren't a troll, just really really ignorant

87. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Apple wins awards for innovation. Every tech writer gives Apple credit for being innovative. Apple changed the mobile industry to where you can't be successful unless you have an Apple-esque experience on your phone. As usual the facts are stacked against you.

92. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What was the last award for innovation Apple won?

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