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Split decision in South Korean courtroom leads to ban on Apple and Samsung devices

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Aug 2012, 01:53

The verdict is in and Apple has been found guilty of infringing on two Samsung patents...in South Korea; meanwhile, despite having the home court advantage for this trial, the South Korean jury did find Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's "bounce-back" patent...

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posted on 24 Aug 2012, 02:54 6

12. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


my hope, this decision same like US court. Both banned = win win solution

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 03:18 2

15. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


If a similar decision goes through in the USA then Apple will be in trouble as that is their biggest market, its the one market where they are outselling Samsung.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 03:37 2

18. ricodroid (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


too bad for the Galaxy Nexus and The Galaxy S II .. but oh well ..i think this decision was fair enough .. cause not only both sides were bulls**tting .. they wasted a whole lot of time for something they will pay the price for

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 03:58 4

21. wendygarett (unregistered)


I dont understand why galaxy s2 banned in south korea
Why Steve Job!!! Why monks!!!

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 04:45

22. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Lol 22 and 18K only? These Kwon must be some serious money in S.Korea hey...

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:05 2

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


they dont allow mega damages in Korea like they do in America.

in american courts that would come out to probably 20 million+ in damages lol.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:07 4

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


so basically this was near worst case scenario for both companies but way worse for apple since the SGS3 was not banned, and the rest of it can be fixed with a software update. Apple however cant fix hardware violations with a patch. Woopsie.

This nearly mirrors what I think is going to happen in the US case. They both are going to get spanked a bit.

Too bad this decision couldnt have happened 2 weeks ago so both sides would have been scared into not being jack asses and making a mutual agreement with each other.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:29 1

27. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The galaxy s 2 being banned in s.korea is a bad thing for samsung since it is one of their best sellers but atleast they didn't ban the galaxy s2 lte/hd lte right?or they did?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:32

28. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


By the way, I heard in arirang news(korean broadcaster) that there were 10 samsung devices that were banned, what are the others?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:56 1

29. lyndon420 (Posts: 5017; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


At least Android isn't banned completely, so it can still flourish there through other OEM's.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 12:19 2

35. skymitch89 (Posts: 1365; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I guess that it's better to have a split decision over a one-sided decision. With it being split, both sides should be happy yet angry over the decision, but if it were one sided, then one side would be overjoyed and the other would be really ticked off. By sides, I mean the fans of the devices.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 16:44 1

42. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea....I like the split decision too.

But...more than anything.....maybe this will be the beginning of Apple stopping all the crying and whining. This is my favorite part of the article:

"good news for Samsung came from the ruling of the three-judge panel in the Korean courtroom that there was "no possibility" that a consumer could mistake a Samsung smartphone for the Apple iPhone and vice versa.

I feel the exact same way and agree 100%.

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