Samsung (SSNLF.PK), scrambling to respond to a U.S. Galaxy Nexus injunction, is now "working...


Samsung (SSNLF.PK), scrambling to respond to a U.S. Galaxy Nexus injunction, is now "working closely" with Google (GOOG) to create a common legal front against Apple (AAPL), The Korea Times reports. The patents Google acquired from Motorola Mobility might help Samsung's cause, and so might a notification bar patent Google has applied for.
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  • Ronin.
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    Wow, Samsung really is ignoring their customer relationship with Apple. Teaming with Google is really taking the war "nuclear"!!!
    2 Jul 2012, 08:01 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    "Nuclear" would be to stop selling Apple the 60% or so of components in the iPhone made by Samsung.
    3 Jul 2012, 09:13 AM Reply Like
  • Sacto_Joe
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    They have to try something, I guess, because they're in deep, deep doo-doo. But this smacks of desperation. Somebody needs to tell those folks; when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!

     

    Also, Google needs to walk a fine line here. The ONLY reason Apple hasn't gone after them is because they were theoretically not making any money off of Android, while Samsung et al were. But with the purchase of Motorola, Google may find its head on the chopping block along with all the other pirates.

     

    At least Microsoft had the gumption to go their own way. And I say that as a person who has had very little respect for Microsoft over the years.
    2 Jul 2012, 09:25 PM Reply Like
  • johnofarizonaoregon
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    Good point about Microsoft.
    2 Jul 2012, 11:18 PM Reply Like
  • azreeal
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    I don't really understand why Apple is involved with so many legal battles lately. They just tried to stop HTC's phones from entering the country, but failed. Trying to kill flash, the ban on Samsung, why is a company like Apple so worried about companies that aren't even really competition?
    2 Jul 2012, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • johnofarizonaoregon
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    Do a little reading and research and you will understand why Apple is involved in these battles. Apple did ALL the original design, creation, research, which cost billions, to develop the products (iPod, iPhone, iPad...) which Samsung et al has reverse-engineered and obtained the critical specifications of, for a song (corny pun intended).

     

    To put it more bluntly, companies like Samsung are thieves and Google is a thief, but via a more indirect route.
    2 Jul 2012, 11:22 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Samsung didn't 'reverse engineer' Samsung provided the vast majority of components for said products.

     

    Most of the patent issues are software oriented, not hardware.
    3 Jul 2012, 09:14 AM Reply Like
  • Shnork
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    ...because these companies really ARE competition...and it's scaring the heck out of Apple.
    4 Jul 2012, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Dirnfeld
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    Android is a stolen product said Steve jobs. What part of stolen don't you understand?
    2 Jul 2012, 10:43 PM Reply Like
  • azreeal
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    Android is a stolen product? What in the world are you talking about? I'm pretty sure it's been a while since Steve Jobs said that, if he did, and simply because he said something doesn't make it the law, or even the truth, neither of which was my point. My point was, why is Apple all of the sudden so concerned about a company like HTC's phones? I wouldn't have though Apple would even consider them a threat. Aside from that, to your statement about "stolen", the patent wars are getting ridiculous, not just from Apple but almost everyone involved with phones, tablets, and software. What that says to me is that there is obviously not going to be much in the area of real innovation or improvements in these devices in the near future. Why else would the biggest tech company in the world spend so much time and money to prevent competitors from releasing their products, rather than focusing on making that "stolen" technology obsolete.
    2 Jul 2012, 10:59 PM Reply Like
  • Chardun
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    Google purchased Android Inc. in August 2005.

     

    Apple revealed iOS in January 2007.

     

    Such thievery! Google must have did it with a time machine...
    3 Jul 2012, 03:31 AM Reply Like
  • erthbound
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    Go and look at a pre iPhone, google phone then come back to the discussion with a little more understanding.
    3 Jul 2012, 06:23 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Android and iOS barely have any resemblance to each other.

     

    Stolen?

     

    Did Apple steal cut-and-paste from Microsoft? iPhones didnt have it for 2years whereas Microsfot's crap OS did.

     

    Parrot.
    3 Jul 2012, 09:16 AM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    If you read the Jobs bio, the writer never claims it, but you can plainly see that both Windows and Android pirated from Apple. The whole ideas of windows and touch screens came from Apple and they are vigorous about patenting things. I was once in a corporate lawsuit and can tell you, if you have a strong defense you don't scramble around trying to find a defense partner to back up your story, you have the facts on your side. Sounds like Samsung's parroting of Apple ideas has caught up with it. They also have a Smart TV which probably stole some Apple ideas. And if Apple swats them down or takes a piece of their profits, they will have real global domination. Samsung is their only real competition these days (on a lower level).
    3 Jul 2012, 01:09 AM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    One more thing. If Apple wins against Samsung, you can add $100 onto the share price.
    3 Jul 2012, 01:10 AM Reply Like
  • Stealthe
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    looking at the theoretical impacts of cross-licensing and its effect, I am going to assume that we are either going to see less innovation from new features (unlikely) or some type of fragmentation of profits due to the competitors having to pay one another. I am guessing Apple already has a leg up regarding patents as they are filing them every other days.

     

    3 Jul 2012, 03:45 AM Reply Like
  • rickraphael
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    "...a notification bar patent Google was granted earlier this year."

     

    The story is incorrect. Google has applied for the patent, it hasn't been granted yet and the story should be corrected by SA. More depth on what this may or not mean for Google is here: http://bit.ly/LPVbPz

     

    And you can read the full patent application here: http://bit.ly/P7VQUc
    3 Jul 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • Eric Jhonsa
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    Thanks for noticing. The post has been corrected.
    3 Jul 2012, 05:11 PM Reply Like
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