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Samsung won't give up

Samsung and Apple had been fighting patent suits in court for a very long time now with no sign of suits ending. With the launch of the iPhone 5, Samsung Electronics has announced this week that it plans to add Apple's newest smartphone to its existing patent lawsuits against the company. 
 
If Samsung happened to win an injunction against Apple in the patent suits, sales of the iPhone 5 could be blocked, but that seems unlikely. Apple had pre-order sales of over 2 million units in the first 24 hours of availability and will hit store shelves this Friday.
 
"Samsung anticipates that it will file, in the near future, a motion to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5 as an accused product," it said in a U.S. court filing.
 
"Based on information currently available, Samsung expects that the iPhone 5 will infringe the asserted Samsung patents-in-suit in the same way as the other accused iPhone models."
 
Samsung issued a statement today that added, "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."
 
The escalating legal battle comes after Apple scored a win in August when a U.S. jury found that Samsung had copied certain critical features of the Apple iPhone. Damages awarded Apple in that case amounted to $1.05 billion. The jury in that case also found that Apple had not infringed on any of Samsung's patents. Naturally, Samsung said it would appeal the ruling.
 
However, Apple recently asked the court to triple the award against Samsung to $3 billion.

Source: Reuters



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RE: *sigh*
By Milliamp on 9/20/2012 12:04:46 PM , Rating: 2
I am sure they are working out the paperwork. Ditto for Apple's yet to be filed case against the S3.


RE: *sigh*
By Mitch101 on 9/20/2012 2:00:22 PM , Rating: 2
And when no one is watching BAM!

Microsoft wins third German injunction against Google's Motorola over high-power patent

The patent covers a software architecture that allows applications to flexibly receive input from sources between the user may switch, such as an on-screen keyboard and voice input, without requiring the app itself to worry about the underlying functionality that provides this level of abstraction. Out of the hundreds of thousands of Android apps that exist, many if not most make use of the related operating system functionality.


RE: *sigh*
By xti on 9/20/2012 2:52:18 PM , Rating: 1
but...but...I thought only Apple does these suits? Is DT lying to me!?!?


RE: *sigh*
By JackBurton on 9/20/12, Rating: -1
"Vista runs on Atom ... It's just no one uses it". -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini














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