Samsung says Apple iPhone and iPad infringe on its intellectual property

Samsung says Apple iPhone and iPad infringe on its intellectual property
With Samsung blocked from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia, the Korean based firm turned the tables on Apple by filing a suit against the Cupertino based firm in the Federal Court of Australia. Samsung claims that the Apple iPhone and iPad infringe on Samsung's intellectual property. Specifically, Samsung says that Apple infringed on 7 patents relating to wireless communications standards.

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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Apple claims that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 resembles its patented tablet design, which in turns looks nothing like the IBM and Hitachi designs


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46 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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).

11. Life unregistered

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.

36. dj unregistered

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.

37. dj unregistered

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/new-samsung-remote-looks-just-like-an-iphone-4/

46. Cool unregistered

If you want to avoid a European recession buy Nokia phones.

47. Life unregistered

By OS I do not mean bada. Something new samsung is developing. Apple is critisized a lot in its own country. I think this must stop; the consequences, as I have posted above.

35. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Apple started it. It should end with every single company suing apple until apple dies along with its iProducts and iSheep.

2. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

turning point. now it is the protagonist's turn to fire.

3. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

Nobody wins. Except the lawyers.

4. disturbing unregistered

lol samsung should design its own products not copy its products from someone else.

14. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

yes samsung should focus on themselves instead helping apple so much

18. jacko unregistered

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Leaked-iPhone-5-screen-protector-suggests-a-touch-enabled-home-button-larger-screen_id22148 if that holds true whos copying who oh and icloud copy of google cloud and pull down notification bar

5. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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.....

6. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

I HATE THIS PATENT WAR..!

7. iphone_user unregistered

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.

8. PsiGate unregistered

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...

9. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

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!

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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...

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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?

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol sure they will have some sort of childish remark to say..

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

26. ilia1986 unregistered

Hell just froze.. JK. I like what I'm seeing here from you, taco. I just hope that you actually mean what you say. Keep it up.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, yea, you are a hypocrite. you've proven it time and time again. At least your being fair on this issue though. kudos, taco. I didn't expect that answer from you.

15. kreneo

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

Heard Apple been Hacked thru Itunes apps!!

16. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Apples still sucks

17. kreneo

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

No it Doesnt...........

19. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

@kreneo if apple doesn´t suck then it means YOU suck !

20. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Apple is just like that child who starts crying when he feels he gonna lose the game

21. AppleFan unregistered

Apple doesn't suck it's the best there is.They create there own software unlike Samsung who uses android on top of TouchWiz.

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