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More Patent Fights Between Apple and Samsung Ahead

By - Source: BBC | B 36 comments

Samsung is reportedly preparing more patent infringement claims against Apple.

The company said that it is likely to sue Apple over technologies used in the iPhone 5. In court filings, Samsung revealed that it will extend existing complaints and allegations of eight separate patent infringements to Apple's latest phone. The trial is not expected to start until March 2014.

In an article posted by the BBC, Samsung was quoted saying, "We have always preferred to compete in the marketplace with our innovative products, rather than in courtrooms. However, Apple continues to take aggressive legal measures that will limit market competition. Under these circumstances, we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights."

There is also more news that Apple's iMessage violates up to six Google patents, which Google acquired via the purchase of Motorola. An investigation by the US International Trade Commission is currently underway. 

 

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  • 41 Hide
    ironmb , September 22, 2012 10:20 PM
    You know.. my boss got an Mac airbook and he paid like 1500$ for it. I showed him my lenovo laptop with a intel 320 ssd/Nvidia 680M, and let him use it. He took the mac back and got a lenovo. One down... millions to go.
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    freggo , September 22, 2012 10:05 PM
    iMessage to Apple; you are burning a lot of bridges you wish where there on your way down !
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    makaveli316 , September 22, 2012 10:25 PM
    Apple are so blind and greedy, that they can't realize how much hate will bring on them all those patents wars.
    They are becoming the most hated company ever.
    If they continue like this, even the isheep people will abandon them.
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  • 24 Hide
    devotiecon , September 22, 2012 10:03 PM
    Same shit different day.
  • 29 Hide
    freggo , September 22, 2012 10:05 PM
    iMessage to Apple; you are burning a lot of bridges you wish where there on your way down !
  • 9 Hide
    Anonymous , September 22, 2012 10:18 PM
    I should patent the term Patent Fight.
    Also the method in which patent fighting is conducted.
  • 41 Hide
    ironmb , September 22, 2012 10:20 PM
    You know.. my boss got an Mac airbook and he paid like 1500$ for it. I showed him my lenovo laptop with a intel 320 ssd/Nvidia 680M, and let him use it. He took the mac back and got a lenovo. One down... millions to go.
  • 25 Hide
    makaveli316 , September 22, 2012 10:25 PM
    Apple are so blind and greedy, that they can't realize how much hate will bring on them all those patents wars.
    They are becoming the most hated company ever.
    If they continue like this, even the isheep people will abandon them.
  • 23 Hide
    livebriand , September 22, 2012 10:35 PM
    Karma is a bitch, isn't it? I can only hope this eventually leads to their downfall...
  • 12 Hide
    master_chen , September 22, 2012 11:33 PM
    *Prepares popcorn*
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    shafe88 , September 22, 2012 11:35 PM
    Quote:
    The trial is not expected to start until March 2014
    Why are they waiting so long. So if this was Samsung being sued by apple the trial would be tomorrow to get Samsung phones off the shelf as soon as possible, but since it's Samsung suing Apple they wait till 2014 when the iPhone 5 is no longer in production.
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    A Bad Day , September 22, 2012 11:39 PM
    ironmbYou know.. my boss got an Mac airbook and he paid like 1500$ for it. I showed him my lenovo laptop with a intel 320 ssd/Nvidia 680M, and let him use it. He took the mac back and got a lenovo. One down... millions to go.


    A friend of mine damaged his Mac laptop's screen, and asked me if it was repairable. Typically, yes, but not for Apple's stuff...

    shafe88Why are they waiting so long. So if this was Samsung being sued by apple the trial would be tomorrow to get Samsung phones off the shelf as soon as possible, but since it's Samsung suing Apple they wait till 2014 when the iPhone 5 is no longer in production.


    Lawsuits typically require hundreds or thousands of emails and sheets of papers before the fun even begins.

    It's paper warfare.
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    Shin-san , September 22, 2012 11:47 PM
    makaveli316Apple are so blind and greedy, that they can't realize how much hate will bring on them all those patents wars.They are becoming the most hated company ever.If they continue like this, even the isheep people will abandon them.
    It seems that companies are building up defenses against them. It's awful
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    reprotected , September 22, 2012 11:58 PM
    makaveli316If they continue like this, even the isheep people will abandon them.

    "iSheeps" will abandon Apple when Apple decides that they should remove all compatibilities with third-party apps and other things that makes an iPhone what it is. Bad business ethics as most people call it mean more for investors whether good or bad, and it shouldn't affect users of the products.
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    InvalidError , September 23, 2012 12:25 AM
    With some luck, maybe PTOs around the world will start to realize the idiocy of granting trivial software patents like bounce-back scrolling - how much would people pay to enable bounce-back in software they use? I probably wouldn't even notice that the feature has gone missing.
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    tomfreak , September 23, 2012 12:28 AM
    reprotected"iSheeps" will abandon Apple when Apple decides that they should remove all compatibilities with third-party apps and other things that makes an iPhone what it is. Bad business ethics as most people call it mean more for investors whether good or bad, and it shouldn't affect users of the products.
    it is already starting, they started with Apple map, which is i heard complains that is a horrible thing compared with google earth.
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    eternalkp , September 23, 2012 1:03 AM
    iOS6 is the worst thing ever
    my iphone4 is even more lamer than before
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    ihavenoid4u , September 23, 2012 1:46 AM
    well apple started the war,they knew what would happen, but they were too cocky and now they will lose the war.
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    SuperAxilla , September 23, 2012 1:55 AM
    I wish I could sue Apple myself for psychological damage resulting from having to repair their "Macbooks". At least for the anger management sessions.
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    adgjlsfhk , September 23, 2012 3:47 AM
    SamJobs22What Innovations exactly Samsung? I mean I do like you okay you do some of the best android hands down. But you do make "everything" iphone/ipad-ish.


    Possibly because samsung up until last month made half of apples stuff, including displays, memory, and most likely keyboards?
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    blazorthon , September 23, 2012 3:52 AM
    SamJobs22What Innovations exactly Samsung? I mean I do like you okay you do some of the best android hands down. But you do make "everything" iphone/ipad-ish. hardware and software. You need to start making more unique design decisions not based on the ideas of others. I get that you want things to be easy like the iPhone but you don't have to make the GUI keyboard and other stuff look exactly like it! I believe you can unique if you try. Start making your own design decisions. And start using metal or glass that doesn't break Instead of plastic.Right now you are copying others. you can be better then that! Start doing design in the US (In California)hopefully designers here won't copy ideas and claim they are original like the Korean designers are doing.


    Samsung is a Korean company and unless you've never compared Samsung's phones to iPhones, you'd know that they don't actually look that similar (although I would like it if Samsung did try to be more unique). Basically, you insulted them by accusing of something that isn't going on and you've also insulted them by discriminating against their own people.

    Also, like adgjlsfhk said, Samsung is the company that invented, designed, and manufactured many (perhaps most) components in a huge amount of phones and other products and the majority of iPhones are no exception.
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    face-plants , September 23, 2012 4:59 AM
    I'm so sick of these legal battles that I don't think I can even take a side any more. Both of these companies are getting ridiculous, regardless of who started it. The only one that will really pay the price is the consumer. If nothing else, I hope that the government takes a good, hard look at the sad state patent law is currently in.
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