The legal caravan moves to France, Samsung sues Apple for 3G connectivity patent infringements

The legal caravan moves to France, Samsung sues Apple for 3G connectivity patent infringements
In the neverending story of mobile industry patent fights, the caravan of Apple and Samsung lawyers has crossed the borders with France during the summer. There Samsung has filed a lawsuit in a district court in Paris, saying that Apple infringed on three of its patents.

These are not related to any design sketches or comparison photos, as Apple's lawsuits against Samsung are, but rather to intellectual property concerning 3G connectivity, as found in the Apple's iPhone and 3G-enabled iPads. The patents are related to UMTS connectivity for using data, and the lawsuit has been field in July, but it was made public today.

This is obviously a preventive measure on Samsung's part, but it will take a while until we see if there will be any merits to it, since the first hearing is scheduled for not earlier than December.

via Electronista

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47 Comments

1. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

you mean other people sue apple too?!?!?!?!?!?!? :-O no way!!!!!!!!

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

It would kinda make sense....since Apple sued Samsung. Samsung supposed to take it lying down?

10. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

you are an idiot. Thats not how it really works

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Then oh great lawsuit, patent guru...please enlighten us on how it really works...

25. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

While I don't know about France but in America if your getting sued 100% of lawyers will recommend a counter suit, that iKing is how it works.

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I loled

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Go Samsung!!!! Die Crapple!!!

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

dude I think you need to calm down a bit..... kinda troll looking.....

11. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

yea I think Steve had sex with his mom.

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Kinda of? Ilia writes songs about how much he hates Apple. Why someone would put that kind of effort into hating a company is beyond me. The funniest thing is this is all because of widgets and live wallpaper.

27. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I can only speak for myself, and widgets and live wallpaper has nothing to do with why i hate Apple. It is their propreitary way of doing business that hurts the economy of everyone who isn't Apple. It is them going after a 17yr old who as a school project bought and resold white iphone conversions, it is the fact that they claim to have invented things that they only took from another company and changed them slightly.

47. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I was talking on the soft side

29. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Crapple ... Lol !!!

5. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Wow now HTC and Samsung are suing Apple. Who is trying to knock out the competition again?

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

and people disagree with me when I say the best option will end up being copyleft licensing... a company sues, you sue back and turn this into a draw everyone goes back to making their thing..... but in the mid time we all suffer :/

8. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I know, it is beyond stupid. Everyone is losing money from suing and being sued lol. You also gotta love the people who still think Android is innocent, even when their 2 biggest manufacturers are suing the piss out of Apple lol.

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

the problem with this is not who is suing but rather the order where people sue, this is not the first lawsuit filled from both, both are hitting on apple to avoid paying royalties to apple or device banning, the best way to do so it pile up many reasons to tell apple "hey two can play this game lets toss the cards in and see who sticks with a joker" this is a corporate measure that's far from being related with android more than being the OS in question on the lawsuits

12. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Yeah, I can see where you're coming from. Does that slow down production of the phones as well? Like new phones from Samsung or possibly the iPhone 5?

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

legal and development are two separated departments, but its possible that it could cause some slowdown trying to change any patent in question without loosing functionality

44. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

And in the end, the only winners are the lawyers.

14. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Apple is HTC and Samsung are not trying to prohibit the sale of Apple products just to have their IP protected or to have a let's settle this between us talks start between the parties.

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

@ Dj21o. That would be Apple. Apple set the stage, these companies are just fighting back and in this case, striking first. And with actual IPs.

19. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I, personally, think Apple and Android should have a contest for bragging rights. Both OSes, should let eachother copy off of one another, and see who can make the better product. Who can optimize the best hardware with the best software, while still allowing customization, and iterating battery life. Let everyone copy off of another operating system, just to see who can do it the best. You always hear, "Android is better, Apple is better." But who can prove it? Apple can say they invented everything, and that will be their excuse in every.single.lawsuit. Also, why wouldn't it be? Another thing I always fathomed, was how can Android (being open source), sue someone who isn't. Where do they get the rights to say "I'm going to sue for a notification bar. I'm going to sue for 3g connectivity." Etc etc. Where did they get the power to control an open source OS?

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

True but Nokia and Motorola sued Apple first. Fanboys are totally okvwith that. Also Apple sued HTC over patents and they get bashed over that as well. There's a huge double standard among PA fanboys.

28. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Wtf, who sued who first?!?! LMAO. I'm telling ya, it would be a perfect opportunity for Android and Apple to battle for the top.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

taco, nokia sued apple for patent infringement and won very quickly. In fact now apple pays them per iphone sold, so I'd say that was a pretty cut n dry case. Apple sues for "likeness" which isnt a patent... its very vague and predatory since their designs are so ubiquitous and minimalistic. They dont sue to protect patent IP, they sue to protect marketshare instead of continuing to innovate. That is why people come down harder on Apple than they do on other companies. Its not a fanboy thing (ok on boards like this it is sometimes), its a fair play thing. Apple, like everyone takes bits n pieces of everyone elses ideas and incorperates it into iOS. They then claim its revolutionary and go after anyone who dare's do the same to them. They keep getting caught with their pants down over n over again on this issue.

41. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Apple has some solid patents which they're suing HTC over. You bash Apple for that as well. Apple has also came out with some very revolutionary ideas. The iPhone changed the smartphone industry and the iPad created a whole new market. I realize there were tablets before Apple, but no one cared. Everyone is playing follow the leader on the iPhone and iPad. Samsung copying Apple isn't innovating. They should come up with their own ideas instead of trying to make their products closely resemble Apple's.

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your antiquated and inaccurate retorts havent changed, but at least your delivery is much more pleasant these days.

45. AppleDroid42

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

How is what taco said innacurate?

46. AppleDroid42

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

*inaccurate

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