Samsung says Apple iPhone and iPad infringe on its intellectual property
posted by Alan F. / Sep 16, 2011, 10:41 PM
Samsung also seeks to have the patents that Apple claims were infringed upon by Samsung's Galaxy series, revoked and invalidated. Apple started the battle, as we reported, by claiming back in April that Samsung copied the design for its Galaxy S line from Apple's iPhone and iPad. So far, in Germany and Australia, Apple has won injunctions against Samsung preventing the latter from selling its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in those countries. In the Netherlands, Samsung is barred from offering three smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S II.
In announcing its lawsuit against Apple, Samsung pointed out its history of innovation in the mobile arena, stating that the company has continuosly invested in research, design and technology enabling them to produce "cutting-edge" mobile products.
source: BusinessWeek via AppleInsider
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Samsung and Apple should just call it even and stop the patent wars ......but, APPLE is a GREEDY S.O.B. (figuratively speaking, of course).
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 11:00 PM 8
As Apple goes down the dominance of the western world will go down. East Asian companies and their markets will be the largest in the world. South Korean companies like Samsung, LG etc., will make their own operating systems soon and will also overtake this market. Other top companies from Taiwan -TSMC, HTC, China -ZTE, Huawei , Japan - sony etc. will see a rise as Western companies like Nokia, RIM go down. Well all of this depends on the products they launch, the market conditions and most importantly; peoples' response. Not just business, standard of living, country's economy will change accordingly. RIM has also reported a drop in earnings. Western world is going down.
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 5:34 AM 2
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what is this new operating system youre talking about? no other company will use bada other than samsung and im sure lg's os will be the same. tsmc, htc zte, huawei and sony are not using bada or lg's mystery os. sorry life, the only company that can have their own os and be successful is apple.
posted on Sep 18, 2011, 4:13 AM 0
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if this is the east asian innovation that you speak of, i think apple/western dominance will be fine for a very long time http://www.cultofmac.com/75742
posted on Sep 18, 2011, 4:40 AM 0
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Apple started it. It should end with every single company suing apple until apple dies along with its iProducts and iSheep.
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 11:54 PM 4
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posted on Sep 19, 2011, 2:52 AM 0
lol samsung should design its own products not copy its products from someone else.
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 12:47 AM 5
if that holds true whos copying who
oh and icloud copy of google cloud
and pull down notification bar
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 10:46 AM 1
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To be honest, all of Samsung's cutting edge technology will not be found in another Apple product (eg. SAMOLED screens, high end RAM, etc) purely because of this falling out. I was really hoping for SAMOLED in the iPhone 5.. Unfortunately, this will never happen.....
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 1:42 AM 6
What is Apple trying to achieve by suing Samsung? Is it just to prove to the world that they are the real innovators and Samsung a copy cat? Even if they win this round, Samsung will just continue pouring into the market newer versions which sidesteps the patents. Or they can just roll out Windows 8 tablets. There is no way for Apple to win there. Worse still, with Samsung being the mobile business for so long and owning thousands of patents, they must be able to find one or two to slap Apple back with.... Which is what is happening now. At the end of the day, Apple will lose, Samsung will lose, millions of dollars which could have been channeled towards R&D, dividends or cost savings. I think for the good of consumers, these two companies should just sign an agreement to work closer in the future in order to create better products and more cost savings to consumers. I seriously don't see how I am going to gain if Samsung products get banned or vice versa. Will Apple product suddenly becomes much better than it already is or would be without Samsung products? Nope. Will Apple be less pressured to continue innovating and stay ahead while taking a more draconian approach towards forcing features onto or keeping them away from consumers? Probably.
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 3:23 AM 8
Apple knows that Samsung is a serious competitor and knows that Android is getting more popular. They know that they cant own the market for long specially if Samsung keeps on releasing interesting devices so all they can do is try to block them to as much country as they can. By doing this, people will not have enough choices. There are other choices out there but it will not be as interesting as Samsung I mean all tablets and touch phones looks the same nowadays why are they only blocking Samsung? Personally I find it silly that you will ban a tablet because it looks like an IPad (the galaxy 10.1 doesnt even have a hardware button), all tablets looks the same how else will you design it? The inventor of the wheel should sue all company who sells tires and stuff because all of them infringed on their design or the company who first released the LCD monitor, stupid...
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 3:48 AM 7
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So true. That's why we are thankful Apple wasn't the company who thought about placing four tires in a vehicle or we will never have a car with four wheels today. In short, what Apple does is anti-competitive and distorts innovation. I love Apple. I view them as an iconic company even though, arguably, their products are not the most innovative ones available in the market, but still, they deliver unparalleled user experience. What makes me hate them are these childish lawsuits. They seriously need to stop all of these. It is getting uglier everyday. I hate to see the news section full of updates about lawsuits and court injunctions. Please Apple, stop these childish lawsuits! I want to read product announcements, NOT COURT PROCEEDINGS UPDATE!
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 4:09 AM 5
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The problem with Apple blocking Samsung products, is that they become even more popular & desireable!. I know so many people here in Australia who have purchased the GTab 10.1 purely because it "feels" more exclusive than the other devices, and they know they're being rebels against Apple's patent war for having it when its banned...
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 5:13 AM 4
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so now its design vs patent. man i wonder who has a stronger case there. Ban apple so they come to an agreement to play nice and end this stupidity. Hey all you iBots that keep defending Apples bullying by saying "they have a right to defend IP" (even though it was never about IP).. what do you say now that Samsung has turned the table and is DEFENDING ITS IP & Patents against Apple? Still feel the same?
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 6:27 AM 3
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Yup still feel the same. If Samsung thinks they have a case they should sue. I'm not a hypocrite like fandroids. Plus I dont hate tech companies for trying to make money or protect their ip
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 12:32 PM 1
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Apples still sucks
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 10:38 AM 3
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