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LG Seeks Ban For Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

Continuing the ongoing legal battles between the two technology companies, LG is seeking a ban for Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

An injunction filed today by LG details the firm's plan to ban Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 in Korea. The former alleges that the tablet's display panel infringes on certain patents it owns. LG said it filed the suit over Samsung's utilization of OLED displays.

The patents in question relates to the viewing technology used in OLED displays. The tech helps consumers better view the screen from any angle. As well as seeking a sales ban for the Galaxy Note 10.1, LG is also demanding damages of $933,000 each day in the event of "continued non-compliance".

Back in September, LG filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung, claiming the South Korean technology giant violated seven of its OLED patents. The latter meanwhile, filed its own suit against LG in November in hopes to invalidate the patents in question as they "lack innovation".

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  • kracker
    uhh... LOL is all I can say.
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  • Mhawk13
    These patent wars is just bad for humanity as a whole.
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  • whiteodian
    $933,000 a day. I doubt they are selling that much worth of those specific products in a day.
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  • nuvon
    If LG is lack of innovation, why still use it, Samsung?
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  • wemakeourfuture
    Samsung lacks any type of major innovation as a company.

    The biggest contribution they have really brought the mobile and tablet space if you really look at things is the phablet (Note).

    On the software side they have made some incremental improvements to the Android OS, but if you look to Samsung to be a major innovator and change markets that's not going to happen.

    Samsung can fab processors, are they fully able to replace ARM or Intel architecture with their R&D, of course not.

    Samsung can make phones, can they bring some so drastic to the market place like the first iPhone, of course not. They can take a great idea like touch phones and run with it, but not produce anything of substance.

    Can they build a major mobile OS? Bada is junk, but they can make incremental improvements to Android.

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  • halcyon
    ^I guess we all like different things. I've had multiple Samsung phones and now with my Note 2 I'm totally stoked. I love the phone and for me there's nothing else I'd rather use. If Samsung does indeed release a device with a high-resolution flexible AMOLED display (I can't imagine that but my imagination doesn't run too deep) then the haters will say it's junk and that they didn't really innovate. LOL. Just LOL.

    As far as existing products, exactly what device is better than the S3 offering the combination of:

    A superior display
    Removable, expandable storage
    A replaceable battery
    Gorilla Glass
    Fast processor and graphics

    Some devices have some of these things but I can't think of any that have all of them like the S3 and Note II...and to me...that's innovative.

    HTC? Nope. For some reason they don't believe in removable storage or batteries in even their premium products. The DNA, nice as its display is and as fast as it is purported to be lacks decent battery life and they don't even mitigate that by offering a replaceable battery. Is having an anorexic looking phone that important? I guess so to some.

    All manufacturers have a few bad apples, even Apple (their iPhone 5 leaves A LOT to be desired in my book and I really like Apple products, generally), but I've not had any problems with the multiple Samsung phones I've had. ...and for those that feel the S3's popularity is undeserved, please describe what is better and why.
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  • panini
    wemakeourfutureSamsung lacks any type of major innovation as a company.The biggest contribution they have really brought the mobile and tablet space if you really look at things is the phablet (Note). On the software side they have made some incremental improvements to the Android OS, but if you look to Samsung to be a major innovator and change markets that's not going to happen.Samsung can fab processors, are they fully able to replace ARM or Intel architecture with their R&D, of course not.Samsung can make phones, can they bring some so drastic to the market place like the first iPhone, of course not. They can take a great idea like touch phones and run with it, but not produce anything of substance.Can they build a major mobile OS? Bada is junk, but they can make incremental improvements to Android.
    Wow. As much as I want to disagree with this I can't. I think the S3's success is mainly due to its advertising. There are very similar phones out there like the Optimus G not getting nearly enough attention…
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  • halcyon
    otacon72Who isn't suing Samsung these days.When you're on top....
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  • @wemakeourfuture: actually samsung have been designing and building chips for a lot longer than phones. their arm chips are quite good and something many dont know - much samsung developed technology is used in apple products, although apple are trying to replace those bits with their own tech these days. as much as samsung may not not come to mind as huge market innovators, they do develop quite a lot of original tech.
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  • wemakeourfuture
    antus@wemakeourfuture: actually samsung have been designing and building chips for a lot longer than phones. their arm chips are quite good and something many dont know - much samsung developed technology is used in apple products, although apple are trying to replace those bits with their own tech these days. as much as samsung may not not come to mind as huge market innovators, they do develop quite a lot of original tech.
    This I am quite aware of. The chips that power their phones are not ones they have architecture.

    They do what Apple and other companies do, take the ARM architecture, pay the licensing, then make modifications with their Engineering team to tailor it to their needs. They do not do the heavy R&D, ARM Holdings does.
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