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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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