Apple's (AAPL) legal team is staying busy. The company is now seeking a U.S. ban on Samsung's...

Apple's (AAPL) legal team is staying busy. The company is now seeking a U.S. ban on Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) flagship Galaxy S III, which is due to be sold by all 4 nationwide carriers. Apple claims the phone violates its widely-applicable phone number-linking patent (previous), and also a unified search patent. The efforts come as Samsung prepares to launch the S III in China with all 3 major carriers (CHL, CHU, and CHA).

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  • Herr Hansa
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    Apple is starting to look like the company their famous commercial warned us about in 1984.



    As a judge told them recently, they are not going to get a complete ban on other smartphones. So far Samsung and Apple officials have met, but have yet to reach any agreement. I think continuing patent battles might have a negative affect on consumer sentiment.
    6 Jun 2012, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • Yokyok
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    ya think?
    6 Jun 2012, 06:35 PM Reply Like
  • remurraymd
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    Sammy has been "knocking off" (AAPL) IP and patents for years
    They have a legal right to protect their patents.


    6 Jun 2012, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    Absolutely Apple can take any company to court, but so far they have yet to find a judge that will back them up 100%. Instead they have been told to find a level of agreement with their competitors. One of the issues is that some of the patents appear to be overly broad and far reaching, which may lead to other issues later.


    Apple using the court system to gain in smartphones is like a World Cup match decided in court. They might be able to claim a win later on, but it will definitely piss off many of the fans.
    6 Jun 2012, 06:55 PM Reply Like
  • ItsAllGreek
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    Just wondering why Samsung would not implement a workaround for such a simple feature. They clearly believe that there will be no consequences from the courts.


    Indeed they are enjoying the free publicity they get (as admitted in a Korean newspaper). It also creates a lot of negative feelings towards Apple which works in their favour.


    Apple should continue its strategy of doubling down on secrecy and moving its manufacturing out of Samsung. It will take a few years but it will pay off in the end.
    8 Jun 2012, 07:42 AM Reply Like
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