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#1 +techbeck


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 13:12

In preparation for its second patent trial against Samsung scheduled for Spring 2014, Apple has revealed it will seek to include Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone in a list of 22 products it believes infringe iOS user interface patents. As part of its statement filed with the US District Court in California yesterday Apple said it analyzed the Galaxy S4 after its release, and has "concluded that it is an infringing device and accordingly intends to move for leave to add the Galaxy S4 as an infringing product."

In order to add the Galaxy S4 to a list of infringing products it originally filed in August 2012, Apple will "eliminate (without prejudice)" one of Samsung's accused smartphones and tablets — which already include the Galaxy SII, Galaxy Note & Note II, and the Galaxy Nexus (full list in source link below). It has also been ordered to comply with Judge Lucy Koh's request to limit the number of patent claims and infringing devices ahead of next year's trial. Apple had originally gone after the Galaxy S III back in June, when it tried to have US sales of the device stopped before it was even launched.

Samsung also has its own list of infringing Apple products — ranging across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV lines — but the company hasn't amended its statement just yet. While the court wants Apple and Samsung to remove products from their lists, Apple believes the Galaxy S4 poses a more immediate threat than at least one of the other Galaxy devices it has already named.


#2 Growled


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 13:16

I guess in 2020 they will add the S11 to the continuing lawsuit. Sigh.

#3 TheLegendOfMart


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 13:16

Galaxy S4 must be selling well then if Apple want it blocked.

How about innovating your own products instead of trying to stifle everyone elses product because of your own incompetence.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 13:18

Kind of funny that most of the lawsuits in the UK Apple lost and had to apologize...but not in the US.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 13:26

Honestly I really do hate what Apple is doing, however you can't knock them. The way the current patent system is set up for user interface design allows Apple to do this. I think its time the patent system for user interface design gets looked it and maybe its something that hasn't evolved yet with current trends. Developing something new in the 2d digital space has every right to be patented depending on the use. Maybe Apple should also look at the fact that they are creating new standards in the mobile interface world and people will follow.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 14:00

Kind of funny that most of the lawsuits in the UK Apple lost and had to apologize...but not in the US.

Haha yeah, but in america, money buys you things like 'apparent justice'.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:46

apple need to double the money for Judge Koh.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:56

serously i still cant see anything that remotly resembles the apple interface with this :/ ill just keep pushing friends and family away from apple products, best i can do in this case

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:17

If you can't beat em, sue em!

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:31

If you can't beat em, sue em!

Such has always been Apple's motto.