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Samsung is expected to file its own brief in the following weeks

Nokia has decided to join Apple in the quest to crush Samsung.

Nokia filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington earlier this week in an effort to help Apple achieve a permanent injunction of some Samsung phones.

According to Nokia, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh was wrong in making Apple show "causal nexus" between demand for the iPhone and the patent violations.

Keith Broyles, Nokia's attorney from Alston & Bird, said that Nokia joined the case as an ally for Apple in order to protect patents for future innovative devices.

"Nokia has recently been involved in numerous U.S. patent lawsuits, as both a plaintiff and defendant," Broyles wrote. "Nokia is thus both a significant patent owner that might seek an injunction to protect its patent rights, and a manufacturer in an industry in which patent owners routinely issue threats of injunctions for patent infringement."

This case has been ongoing for some time. Last June, Apple's patent infringement claims against Samsung for its Galaxy Nexus phone led to a preliminary injunction, ruled by Judge Koh. Samsung then appealed this ruling on July 1 in an attempt to lift the temporary ban. The ban stayed.

In August, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Samsung indeed infringed Apple's patents.

However, in December, Judge Koh denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction against certain Samsung phones, which sent the case back to appeals court. Now, apparently Nokia wants in on the action.

Samsung is expected to file its own brief in the following weeks.

Source: Thomson Reuters News & Insight



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RE: So....
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/7/2013 5:08:57 PM , Rating: 2
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Hell I had a first gen Galaxy tab and was constantly being asked if it was an iPad, as it was so similar right down to Samsung's use of a proprietary 30-pin dock connector and charger instead of the micro-USB connection that had been standard on Android devices for years at that point.
Pretty sure that the Apple 30 pin came out AFTER that Galaxy... so Samsung went forward in time to copy it?


RE: So....
By Tony Swash on 3/7/2013 5:47:32 PM , Rating: 2
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Pretty sure that the Apple 30 pin came out AFTER that Galaxy... so Samsung went forward in time to copy it?


Apple's 30 pin connector was introduced in 2003.

Source Wikipedia.


RE: So....
By momorere on 3/7/2013 5:54:59 PM , Rating: 2
You talking about "high quality" overpriced cables/adapters like this one ? LOLZ

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/03/apples-lightn...


RE: So....
By Tony Swash on 3/7/2013 6:13:39 PM , Rating: 2
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You talking about "high quality" overpriced cables/adapters like this one ? LOLZ

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/03/apples-lightn...


No. I am talking about the 30 pin connector which was introduced in 2003.


RE: So....
By Reclaimer77 on 3/7/2013 7:22:59 PM , Rating: 3
I love these arguments lol. Does anyone actually believe Samsung, electronics giant, can't figure out how many pins to put in a charger so they need to copy Apple? For a cable? Come on!

Just..ahahah, these iTards are killing me!


RE: So....
By Tony Swash on 3/7/2013 7:57:55 PM , Rating: 2
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Samsung, electronics giant, can't figure out how many pins to put in a charger so they need to copy Apple?


Apparently they do.

http://cdn.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/...

Accepting that Samsung is a giant, supremely effective maker of well made and well marketed products of all shapes and forms who can do what no other Android OEM can do, which is make a profit, is one thing. But when was the last time that Samsung came up with a category changing, paradigm shifting product? That's not what they do. What Samsung does is watch what is selling well, use the invaluable intelligence gathered from their position in the supply chain of other companies (notably but not exclusively Apple) to gather intelligence about product pipelines and trends, and then ruthlessly mimic what is succeeding. That's a perfectly viable and seemingly very successful model. But it does involve a lot of copying.

What flabbergasts me is that so many Americans in forums such as this feel like cheering for a Korean conglomerate when it rips of an American company. I thought you yanks were so supposed to be proud of your country and it's achievements. If I came from the country that had created Microsoft, Apple and Google I would be proud of their achievements and the American innovation they displayed and get pretty pissed off when they got ripped of by foreign companies stealing their designs.


RE: So....
By Reclaimer77 on 3/7/13, Rating: 0
RE: So....
By retrospooty on 3/8/2013 6:57:56 AM , Rating: 2
"What flabbergasts me is that so many Americans in forums such as this feel like cheering for a Korean conglomerate when it rips of an American company. I thought you yanks were so supposed to be proud of your country and it's achievements. If I came from the country that had created Microsoft, Apple and Google I would be proud of their achievements and the American innovation they displayed and get pretty pissed off when they got ripped of by foreign companies stealing their designs."

The thing is reality. You live in a very different one where a company is something to be put on a pedestal. In the real world we can be objective and see that Apple copies as much if not more than other tech giants and we don't like the hypocrisy.


RE: So....
By Mint on 3/9/2013 4:12:59 AM , Rating: 2
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But when was the last time that Samsung came up with a category changing, paradigm shifting product?
You're joking, right?

Samsung blazed the trail for the large smartphone trend. They brought out the Galaxy Note series after Apple declared the stylus dead and everyone else heeded their call, and the tens of millions who have one will tell you that it absolutely is paradigm shifting. They basically invented practical AMOLED tech, which is the future of displays.

And stop taking their manufacturing for granted. There's all sorts of innovation going on behind the scenes for cost reduction. Far more so than designing a rectangle with rounded corners...


RE: So....
By testerguy on 3/9/2013 8:13:28 AM , Rating: 2
Oh my god.

Don't be so absurd.

Firstly - larger screens aren't an innovation, they are the result of Samsungs inability to pack the power required into a smaller package. They had also been done by numerous other companies before Samsung. Ridiculous that people describe this as category changing.

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They brought out the Galaxy Note series after Apple declared the stylus dead


Sorry to break it to you but the stylus is still dead, and even if it wasn't it's a BACKWARD step, not something new or innovative. The Note is the only option in this category and has sold far fewer than the Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

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They basically invented practical AMOLED tech, which is the future of displays.


Just flat out nonsense. A slight change in LCD tech which most definitely is NOT the future is not category changing, at all. Apple for example is producing far better calibrated screens without using said technology.

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And stop taking their manufacturing for granted. There's all sorts of innovation going on behind the scenes for cost reduction. Far more so than designing a rectangle with rounded corners...


It's only an ignorant person who doesn't understand law who describes that 1 particular patent (of thousands) as rectangle with rounded corners. It's also unbelievably ignorant not to see that for every Samsung release, Apple has been able to cram more performance into a smaller package with better battery life, as well as higher build quality and better materials. If you want innovation, look no further than the iPhone 5 which to date has still not been matched on those fronts.


RE: So....
By TakinYourPoints on 3/8/2013 9:28:00 PM , Rating: 2
It isn't about being able to figure things out, they can certainly do something different like other companies like Motorola and HTC have. That's easy.

The thing is that copying Apple, even down to a 30 pin connector, is extremely profitable. Samsung rode a combination of imitation and aggressive marketing to billions in profits and basically owning Android hardware sales, even when competitors like HTC are offering better hardware right now.


"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer














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