U.S. Appeals Court gives Apple a chance to immediately block Samsung tablet sales

U.S. Appeals Court gives Apple a chance to immediately block Samsung tablet sales
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a district court judge in California erred when he ruled that Apple didn't prove that it could win a patent infringement case against Samsung. As a result, the Appeals Court says that Apple can now ask the court for an immediate ban against the sales of some Samsung tablets.

The patent infringement case against Samsung revolves around one patent that is part of a larger case being heard in California. In the middle of last month, both sides agreed to have talks at the CEO level in an attempt to end the court battles.Those talks are scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday. The court battles between the Cupertino, California based Apple and the Korea based Samsung started when the former accused the latter of copying the design of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad in its Galaxy line of devices. Samsung then countersued Apple.

For those keeping score,
the case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al, 11-1846. The case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is Apple, Inc v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al, 2012-1105.


source: Reuters

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88 Comments

1. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Samsung's sales department wil have a excuse now for poor tablet sales...oh apple blocked it...lol

20. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I would sue Apple for copying rectangles, sorry tablets:http://goo.gl/DuauX

2. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

hahaha lol

3. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Way to go, Apple. Try to stay on top by stifling competition as always. Sore losers!!!

34. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

sore losers?.. the galaxy tab was never a competition for the ipad...

44. humandroid

Posts: 58; Member since: May 11, 2012

And since apples "products" are stuffed full of Samsung parts, every argument you make is invalid. Dumbass.

48. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

since when do we live in a world where it is bad to use other companies products/services… basic econ?

88. humandroid

Posts: 58; Member since: May 11, 2012

Didn't say it was. I was calling him out on the irony of him hating samsung when they make a lot of the internals for apples novelties.

60. fernsruben

Posts: 28; Member since: May 10, 2012

duh!!! its economics.......................non core production!!! there aint any moral motive involved like-------"Im usin ya processor.........so dnt worry...............il hardly compete against you" doesnt work that way.........the marketing sector n production sector work seperately. right now its the marketin n sales sector of apple's that's playin stupid..............................where in the background the same sector is suffering with all non core units for the production line of their products!!!! So humandroid's reply is valid in every sense!!

85. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Maybe invalid to u, jus too bad ur not a court of law buddy.

84. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

It sure wasn't and the new one blows

77. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Apple is always afraid of competition. They only CARE BOUT THEIR STOCKS and CASH IN THEIR POCKETS. their afraid they might loose money. This show you how much of a pssy Apple really is

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, if you cannot beat 'em....sue them, when you feel threatened.

35. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

or if you cant beat the,,.. copy them.

45. humandroid

Posts: 58; Member since: May 11, 2012

K? That's all apple does is copy features from other manufacturers, I'm shocked you would slam the company you're so disturbingly in love with like that.

73. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

do you mean this?http://goo.gl/DuauX

5. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Just curious to see what chaos something like this would cause. Do it!

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Apple's goal is to have an iphone in every household and every hand of every person in America...then hit the self destruct button.

61. fernsruben

Posts: 28; Member since: May 10, 2012

And then siri comes out "Sorry for the inconvenience, cannot connect to the apple servers"

7. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

@networkdood that was the funiiest thing ive ever heard in my life!!!!!! lol stupid Apple they well threathned. Ahhh who cares Samsung will kick their white *** anyday.

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Wasn't the ugly SG3 design enough to push Apple away?

9. Iphone4 unregistered

samsung will come up will something like aways

12. Iphone4 unregistered

Samsung will come up with something. You think they will stay quite? NO

62. fernsruben

Posts: 28; Member since: May 10, 2012

Agree.............................................​...........i feel this is the reason they overhauled the design of SGiii.............................................​................ Since iPhone doesnt use polycarb either!!! who knows we'll see some more awesome flagship in the near future!!

10. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

if the first phone maker sued every other phone maker we wouldnt have seen apple

17. humandroid

Posts: 58; Member since: May 11, 2012

Fair trade IMO

63. fernsruben

Posts: 28; Member since: May 10, 2012

very much agree

11. Cosmo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 2012

awesome! Samsung hasnt done anything original the past few years after the iPhone came out.. Apple has always been the winner.. BLAH BLAH BLAH Samsung!

22. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Apple brought anything new?http://goo.gl/DuauX Dont say, what exactly? Rectangle?

64. fernsruben

Posts: 28; Member since: May 10, 2012

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! NOTHING?????-------------------------------Samsung pioneered the touch phone...................................AMOLED....​.................................App Server database..........................................​..............Sleeker designs...........................................​.........................Samsung never stood up against apple........................it was apple that started actin once Galaxy sales kicked over the sales of iphone...

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