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Samsung plans to try and ban the next iPhone in Korea, based on violation of its own wireless patents

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Samsung plans to try and ban the next iPhone in Korea, based on violation of its own wireless patents
Samsung is reportedly readying a "scorched earth" litigation campaign of its own against the next iPhone, as it plans to sue the bejesus out of Apple with the tried-and-true wireless patent claims it is already asserting against the current iPhones and iPads. 

The Korean Times newspaper says this is supposed to be a surprise lawsuit in the wake of the iPhone 5 launch next month, but it's obviously not that much of a surprise now, if this thing is really in the making.

In places where Apple is suing it for violation of some design and interface intellectual property, Samsung has launched counter-lawsuits, claiming that Apple infringes on seven of its own mobile-related patents. These technologies will allegedly still be used by the next iPhone (s) unaltered, so Samsung will try and capitalize on that, allegedly in attempt to preempt any new litigation strikes Apple could commence.

source: KoreaTimes via SlashGear

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posted on 19 Sep 2011, 04:14 5

1. Life (unregistered)

It is more like USA Vs. South Korea than Apple Vs. Samsung.
Who said Apple was rude. Check this :

Samsung (Samsung Group not just Samsung Electronics) is arrogant; just because they are a bigger company and have more resources. Apple and other western companies innovate; samsung just copies; takes licences.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:29 2

4. John (unregistered)

I totally agree with you man. Apple is america's largest company, our economy gets effected if apple goes down.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 07:00 7

12. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

apple is not america's largest company.. its far from it.

it is americas RICHEST company. There is a big difference. The economy does not hinge on iphone sales. It doesnt even make a dent in our economy. Hate to break it to ya. All apple's slave labor is in another country, so if iphones stopped selling tomorrow, they might fire a few people in the head office, but nothing noticable in america.

Looking the same is kinda crummy, but its not illegal to look similar to something else. Patent violation however, is illegal.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 12:10

24. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Remix when Apple was attempting to ban Samsung you said it was anticompetitive and bad for the consumer. Do you feel Samsung is being anticompetitive.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 14:16 2

26. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

for one reason only

if samsung wins, then samsung and apple will come to a stand off agreement and agree to let each other play together and stop this legal nonsense. Samsung has to push back as hard or harder to stop Apple's bullying, so anything Apple has already done is fair game for samsung to try. I really dont think there is much underhanded legal crap that Apple hasnt tried yet, so they should be expecting it all back in spades.

If samsung were pulling an apple and merely trying bullying everyone into submission, i would be completely against it.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 23:37

29. John (unregistered)

But Apple pays tax to the American govt. It is a listed company. Apple is more about innovations than patents. There are thousands of patents for every silly thing invented.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 09:29 4

20. 3D (unregistered)

Wow!!!! Apple invented rectangular shape cellphones & tablets. That is best innovation I've ever seen. Apple invented how to patent other ideas as your own.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 10:22 1

22. box (unregistered)

Your link is from cultofmac.com, therefore not only is it not worth anyone's time, but any comments you have that I might have interpreted as non-biased will be seen as the exact opposite.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 13:36

25. Lavi (unregistered)

Do you hear yourself? That's lame!

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 04:58 1

2. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

Good luck with that.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:31

6. Tom_Waters (unregistered)

Don't blame apple.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:04 2

3. csilas (unregistered)

Samsung u can do it destroy iphone i hate too much they just copy iphone5 from galaxy s2 try to finish apple

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:35 3

8. Windows (unregistered)

Samsung is just copying. Too addicted to it. No innovations.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:46 4

10. MegobadaiOSwp7 (unregistered)

Yes, Samsung found success only because of Android; which is free. While Nokia , RIM and Apple had to invest additional amount in developing their OS.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 07:01 2

13. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

right, which is why samsung invests billions in hardware in research while NONE of those companys even comes close... combined.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 07:24 1

15. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

And you criticize samsung for that kind of move (swimming in Android waters)? Why spend multimillion dollars in OS development when you can hook up with an already tested OS. Sometimes you need to trust your brain more than your ego. . .

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 07:27

16. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Better wish an end in the ongoing patent war and please stop with crab mentality thing. . .

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:29 1

5. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Rotten Apple started Patents War against Samsung with 12000+ patents while Apple has only 1000+ patents. Samsung will knock Apple to the floor on Patent War.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:33 4

7. NokiaPower (unregistered)

Nokia has over 30,000 patents and motorola over 17,000(now belongs to Google). They are they real innovators of communication and mobile technology.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:43

9. PsRepower (unregistered)


posted on 19 Sep 2011, 05:59

11. rizky (unregistered)

Apple design some of the component inside Iphone4. Most parts it is just an outsourced components pack together, design and research done by other company. Even Apple A4 is manufactured by samsung lol. While Samsung truly inovate with its Exynos CPU and Amoled Display. I could say Samsung innovate in more components in sgs2 than Apple in iphone4.

If they want war lets bring it.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 16:34

27. ghjthy (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)

your joking right? you do know that the amoled display was made by an american company in calforina and the exynos was also designed by an american company.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 07:02 4

14. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

this is just apple getting what they deserve. if you want to bully, expect to get punched back.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 07:49

17. ohjuststop (unregistered)

My kneejerk reaction was to say yea Samsung F them in the A. After some thought though, I realized this is ridiculous. Why all the back and fourth? Put out a strong product and let the consumers decide. Granted, intellectual property needs to be protected but I feel this is now in the tit for tat stage. I want a true free market for once!

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 08:26 2

18. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

I don't think anyone should have there product being band but I really hope Samsung do get the iPhones etc banned just so they get a taste of their own medicine....looks like Samsung might actually have real reasons to take someone to court and not just hey yours has a screen and is slimmer than ours so we suing attitude...

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 09:11

19. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

I just got a call from someone using an iphone4 and his phone cut 3 times the talk.
So apple doesnt know to make a phone, no need to sue them for incompetence.

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 10:07

21. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

Let's see.... again blocking the sale of a device in a market I am against. Using this to get settlement talks started MAYBE it's ok.
My dad taught me not to stoop to the level of others, but he also taught me to fight for my rights.....I am gonna be Switzerland on this one I think

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 10:58 1

23. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)

Samsung cannot be blamed for this, Apple called this upon themselves, they started it...

Nevertheless, they probably should think of more innovation rather than such useless patent wars... I mean, why ban sales of other devices when you can let the consumers have a wider choice of devices? Why not think positively and have a healthy competition?

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