Samsung Dealt 3 Blows in Apple Case: Banned in Australia, Looks Bad in U.S. & More

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  1. dgstorm

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    Things are looking pretty grim for Samsung in their ongoing legal trouble with Apple. They were recently dealt three serious legal blows in cases around the world.

    First, the Judge in the Australia case ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 was infringing on Apple patents and banned all sales of the device in Australia. Here's a quote from the Sydney Morning Herald with Samsung's response to the defeat,
    Second, the last part of Samsung's statement segues into their next defeat. A dutch court just turned down Samsung's counter-suit to ban sales of certain Apple products (although it did reject Apple's counter-counter-claims). Here's a quote from the Engadget article,
    Third, it looks like things are actually starting to turn bad for Samsung here in the United States too. United States District Judge Judy Koh, ruled just yesterday that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 does infringe upon some of Apple's patents. Furthermore, she took it a step further with a demonstration of the similarity of the devices. Here's a quote from the BGR article describing the demonstration,
    Interestingly, the only bright spot was that Judge Koh chose not to order an injunction blocking sales of the tablet in the States. She indicated that Apple must first establish the validity of the patents in question.

    What do you guys think of these reports? It seems like dire news indeed for Samsung. It appears that Apple's attempt to hinder sales of the Samsung device this holiday season could prove successful, and that may have been their primary intent all along.

    Source: GalaxyForums.net and Android.net via Sydney Morning Herald and Engadget and BGR and Reuters
     
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    I'm really not a big Samsung fan. But I'll say this: Samsung should've made their tabs round. Seriously, I really don't understand patent law, but this sure seems frivolous. If Samsung was stealing technology that'd be one thing, but looking too much like an iPad? So what, they can't be rectangular, or have icons? I'd sure like somebody to itemize the patents and how Samsung violated them.

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    In the old days companies shared technology. Think if the combustion engine was protected the way touch screens and other technologies are. We would have one kind of car or a few different ones with the patient owner charging whatever they want for each engine.
    If American companies could work together and build this stuff in America without fighting we would all be sitting fat.
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    I read about this somewhere else. That just down right sucks for Samsung.
     

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