Samsung intends to fight Apple's product ban request against the Galaxy S III in the US

Samsung intends to fight Apple's product ban request against the Galaxy S III in the US
Apple filed a patent infringement claim against the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III in the US, based on patents held over its Siri voice-controlled assistant. Samsung introduced a very similar piece of service in its newest flagship phone, called S Voice, making lawyers salivate over an eventual protracted lawsuit, which quickly materialized.

Samsung issued a statement today that it vehemently opposes the allegations and will fight to the death against the injunction. We kid, the statement is not that clichéd, but its spirit is the same.

Samsung plans to "demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive", which it is to do before June 21, when the Galaxy S III is supposed to hit shelves on most major US carriers. This will give its sales a head start against Apple's next iPhone, whenever it launches this year, and if Cupertino succeeds with the preliminary ban, things can get ugly, considering how long these lawsuits take to be resolved.

source: Bloomberg

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258 Comments

1. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Apple's Pathetic...

19. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I am going to smash my iPhone 4S if i have one.. and get a Samsung SIII! Go SAMSUNG! GO ANDROID! BEAT APPLE AND THEIR SELFISH AND CORRUPT WAYS TO MONOPOLIZE THE SMARTPHONE MARKET! SAMSUNG FTW! APPLE BOOOOOOOOO!

213. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I'm proud of you son ;)

223. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

thanks! Since apple has gone this far, Samsung shall fight till they win!

255. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I would not hate apple, but this is just insane, they charge to much ! not only that, they flame other companies without hesitation not knowing they've copied alot of things themselves, some people just don't know this...

41. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Extremely pathetic. I hope everyone sues Apple right before they release the iPhone 5 to give them a taste of their own medicine!

214. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

So righteous :)

42. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I was just watching the latest Mission Impossible...in all the series I happily noted a great variety of smartphones and laptops... "Hey Tom! Pass me the file! The humanity depends on this! Tom: "I can't. Bluetooth is not working."

257. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung is pathetic for copying Apple.

259. hepresearch unregistered

If Android with Samsung's Nature UI skin really is as awful as all the trolls and fanboys say it is, then calling it a copy of iOS by Google and Samsung and not realizing what you are REALLY saying is equally pathetic.

2. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Apple will never win !

215. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

They will lose soon, it's almost time.

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

How long will it last?

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Apple is stupid. S-Voice is powered by V-Lingo and is an upgrade to their long standing android voice navigation app. Apple, you didnt invent voice nav, you dont own all the voice nav in the world simply because you bought Nuance and are calling Siri an "apple product". The only thing Apple is really hoping to accomplish realistically is a delay in SGS3 sales. They know the lawsuit is trash, and thats what shows how piss poor and rotten the company is. bully litigation. This is why we need a "loser pays" system in America to protect companies against frivolous lawsuits.

5. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Well said!

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

taco50 will disagree. :D

29. ekia007

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Agreed! they acquired Siri Inc and start saying like this is their proprietary features. Apple. you didn't invent this feature, you just acquired it.

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Did you know Google bought android. Google didn't invent anything they just bought android.

37. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Taco... just shut up.

52. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Just pointing out the fallacy in that logic

79. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

The difference is that Google didn't buy Android and then go around suing everyone trying to ban products saying they did it first... You are such an idiot.

88. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Well they can't sue when the whole OS is copied. Nothing original there to sue about.

38. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

you taco speak the truth.. thank you..

174. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually, like always, he doesnt. Google bought android way back in version 1.2ish.. google has since invented quite a few things through android... otherwise android would still be like it was back in those OG devices.. and it definitely is not. In fact, Android is NOTHING like what it was back in the day, so its safe to say Google REinvented the whole OS from scratch.. MULTIPLE times.

187. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

nothing is like back in the day... not cars. cell phone... nothing. except. RIM lol.. don't know much about Android back in the day but Google is no different than Apple..

192. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Really? iOS5 is nearly identical to iOS2 with some minor improvements and new apps. Under your own comment, Apple is the new Blackberry. See how far that got blackberry? Android 2.0 and android 4.0 are nothing alike.

206. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

nearly identical and the same are two different words,.. besides even with minor changes.. check the sales figures.. imagine bigger changes... are you following me?.. lost you huh..

254. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

Yea gallitoken, You check the sales! Samsung S3 blew away the iphone in sales in the uk. And before that, Galaxy S2 was #1 Check it out! Apple Sucks!!!

40. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This argument is old, Android has changed significantly since then and you know it. Can't say the same for iOS

50. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So Siri is exactly the same as the day Apple bought it? I'm just trying to show you how stupid this logic is that Apple isn't innovative because they bought a company. And you're right android changed from an blackberry clone to an iOS clone v

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