Apple Getting Nasty; Seeks Import & Sales Ban on HTC Devices and the Galaxy S III

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  1. dgstorm

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    Apple has stooped to an all new level of legal venom. Today they filed two new separate complaints designed to kick Android in the... teeth. One is against HTC and the other is against Samsung. First, they filed a new complaint with the ITC to seek a ban on the importation and sale of all HTC devices. Furthermore, they want all current HTC stock to be pulled from shelves. Just last week the HTC One X and it's Sprint variant, the HTC EVO 4G LTE were held up in customs because of a small legal Apple had victory over at HTC. Eventually, U.S. Customs came to the conclusion that the phones did not violate the HTC patent, and were allowed to pass. Apparently, Apple doesn't agree with this assessment. Here's a quote with more details, followed by Apple's attack on Samsung,

    Apple didn't stop there today. They also brought a motion against Samsung, calling for a ban on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Apparently, they believe that the SGS3 violates the same patents that the HTC phones do, and that Samsung's new S-Voice is too much like Siri. Here's a quote with the details,

    I don't even know what to say anymore. It seems like such a monumental waste of time and money, to just give extra press to their competition. I just throw my hands up in disgust...

    Source: Phandroid and Engadget
     
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    Great picture :) I don't get it either even if Apple wins all of the battles this strategy cannot win the war. Competing devices to Apple's exist and they are not going to go away no matter how much Apple sues. The very best they can do is spend tons of time and cash to delay inevitable competition.Why don't they just patent breathing and then take out everybody who breathes without owning Apple products. What good can any of it possibly do them?
     
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    Haters are going to hate.
     
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    With all the great people in this country without a job, Apple should and could find some good replacement for whoever is taking the "let's sue this, let's sue that decisions" right now.

    Samsung Galaxy Note
     
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    Apple, who tried ripping off the Beatles, came to an agreement then violated it bigtime, seems always to be suing other people. I can see why Android is coming on so strong.
     
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    Should Samsung sue Apple? It sure looks like the new iPhone is going to be a rip-off of the SGIII.

    $THE-GALAXY-S3-LAUNCHED.jpg $GALAXY-S-III_81211.jpg
    $330915.jpg $331993.jpg

    Clearly Samsung has beat Apple to market with the taller 16:9 form factor. What do you think?
     

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