Apple wants Galaxy S III, Note and Note 10.1 banned in the US

Apple may have won its recent court case against technology giant, Samsung, but that doesn’t mean it’s done trying to sabotage sales of Samsung products in the US. The lawsuit found Samsung to be guilty of patent infringement and as a result Samsung had to pay Apple over a billion dollars, but the fight seems to be far from over.

We learned previously of the eight devices which could be banned in the US in the near future, but Apple is now targeting Samsung’s super-phone, the Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 devices.

Apple has accused Samsung of "continuing to release new infringing products [since Apple originally filed the lawsuit] including its current flagship device, the Galaxy S III". As it seeks to get sales of these products banned, it has cited four specific patents that it believes have been infringed, including those covering universal search, word completion and slide-to-unlock.

However, just because Apple wants to get these devices banned in the US, it doesn’t mean it’ll necessarily happen, but sales of these devices could potentially be suspended until a ruling is finalized.

How do you think Apple is handling the situation? Let us know your thoughts below.

Source: Apple Insider

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If you can't beat them, sue the **** out of them and get their superior products banned from the market. Why Samsung? Why those models? There are so many Android phones that are all almost identical in form and function, and from a multitude of manufacturers, so why attack something so specific? Because it's better, and Apple knows it.

nice to see samsung gettin f**** HARD by apple.

Eventually they'll learn their lesson, or it can be forced by judge, 1 billion here, 1 billion there, lets see how much samsung can s***

tester.br said,
nice to see samsung gettin f**** HARD by apple.

Eventually they'll learn their lesson, or it can be forced by judge, 1 billion here, 1 billion there, lets see how much samsung can s***

lol...seriously?

The only people getting f%$@ed here are the American consumers. Believe it or not, but some people actually do "think different" and like things other than what apple tells them to like.

But then again, has apple ever been about freedom of choice?

ahh apple, as company that used to be known for innovation and now known for litigation.

Stop being pathetic apple and go after the legit issues. with the new lawsuit against Samsung, they are pretty much going after every android manufacturer including Google.

I'm sure they would like all competitors banned for that matter.

There are many to fault here, but the corrupted legal mechanisms are at the top of my list, I expect corporations to act this way, I think many do. What is unacceptable is allowing it to go this far. From the patent "system", to the lawyers supporting keeping it that way, to the nodding dolts that wave flags for any corporation.

I'm not one who has blind faith in anything, just because something is a "law", doesn't make it legitimate or right. For something of this scale and magnitude, an exception to "normal" proceedings should be considered, you know, like how because of "terrorism", every right you thought you had is violated for the "greater good".

Just sayin.

Probably in response to Samsung recently stating they would sue the moment Apple releases an LTE device. Apples way of saying "Bring it".

seriously can they fudge off allready? i think i want to smash the ipod we have here just to be rid oft he last apple product we have here

Is not going to happen that for sure believe me , now apple better to get ready for Samsung law sue, if the iPhone come with 4G LT , thats going to be the bigger sue in the world!!!!

lmao.... apple fear the galaxy s 3 and then some. i own it and it's the best phone out there. nothing about it rips off the precious iphone.

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." - Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2, 71-78
...Think Shakespeare knew what really caused all societies ills. Lawyers are *the* cancer within a modern society. & increasing their wealth is what drives this whole patent scam.

foonacha said,
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." - Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2, 71-78
...Think Shakespeare knew what really caused all societies ills. Lawyers are *the* cancer within a modern society. & increasing their wealth is what drives this whole patent scam.

Actually, while I don't particularly like lawyers I have to disagree with this general statement. If the court system was not so broken and corrupted, then the lawyers could not win these types of cases. This is a precedent set by the system, not the individual players, and lawyers are basically just doing the job of representing their clients and using the system as it stands.

NO NO NO NO NO. You completely misunderstood the quote. This quote meant that if you want to destroy society, the first thing to do is to kill all the lawyers. Without law there is no justice and without justice society crumbles. Please don't misquote this again regardless of your personal view of lawyers.

foonacha said,
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." - Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2, 71-78
...Think Shakespeare knew what really caused all societies ills. Lawyers are *the* cancer within a modern society. & increasing their wealth is what drives this whole patent scam.

Kasteo said,
With out Steve job, Apple is on it last dance... it has to do what ever to slow the fall of its empire.

I seriously doubt that. Generally, companies won't make the same mistakes twice.

26-1-3-8 said,

I seriously doubt that. Generally, companies won't make the same mistakes twice.

Except for Apple. They seem to like repeating mistakes.

no suprise that they want the NOTE and the SGS3 removed the sgs3 is the hottest selling phone out atm and they note tab is pretty damn spiffy too ..

As a Brit, the biggest loser here seems to be the US public. Having much less choice on the tech front. Some good points but the slide to unlock? Can you really patent that? can you patent the method of opening doors? If so, surely you can easily get around it with Slide Down etc...

I'm not too clued up on patents but I take it there is no danger of this spilling into the UK market>?

HardyRexion said,
As a Brit, the biggest loser here seems to be the US public. Having much less choice on the tech front. Some good points but the slide to unlock? Can you really patent that? can you patent the method of opening doors? If so, surely you can easily get around it with Slide Down etc...

I'm not too clued up on patents but I take it there is no danger of this spilling into the UK market>?


Remember that US is the country where you can sue and win against a company if your dog dies in their microwave oven... You can sue and win almost for everything.

HardyRexion said,

I'm not too clued up on patents but I take it there is no danger of this spilling into the UK market>?

i believe a judge invalidated slide to unlock in our great court system

Totalaero said,
And this is why the US stays behind in technology.

Awe yes, technology wars.... It's not just the U.S. but the world that remains crippled because of such laws. Do away with, or at least drastically modify the patent system and companies could improve upon others existing technology. After all, it's the boundaries we want to break, right? Just a thought.

Sums it up nicely:

"Apple has accused Samsung of "continuing to release new infringing products [since Apple originally filed the lawsuit]"

Wait apple made slide to unlock? My Shed doors been able to slide to unlock for years! Na kidding aside for a sec nearly everything apple says they thought up i can think of a few less known products that done it first.

I Wish it was not all about money and instead bettering your product. Apple are destroying inventions.

We should be living in a world where people help each other and if someone comes up with a grate idea and them someone improves on it then i see this as only a good thing for all.

I wont be touching an apple product anytime soon and allot of my apple fan boy friends i take the **** out of have started to notice apple are just greedy and looking at other product alternatives also. Apple are just shooting them self in the foot here.

Wasn't slide to unlock first introduced on Neonode N1m Windows CE-based phone?

MrAnalysis said,
Wait apple made slide to unlock? My Shed doors been able to slide to unlock for years! Na kidding aside for a sec nearly everything apple says they thought up i can think of a few less known products that done it first.

I Wish it was not all about money and instead bettering your product. Apple are destroying inventions.

We should be living in a world where people help each other and if someone comes up with a grate idea and them someone improves on it then i see this as only a good thing for all.

I wont be touching an apple product anytime soon and allot of my apple fan boy friends i take the **** out of have started to notice apple are just greedy and looking at other product alternatives also. Apple are just shooting them self in the foot here.

OnlyUsernameThatWasFree said,
Wasn't slide to unlock first introduced on Neonode N1m Windows CE-based phone?


Yes. The European Patent Office invalided it, but the USPTO granted the patent to Apple.
The patent system is obviously broken.

a0me said,

Yes. The European Patent Office invalided it, but the USPTO granted the patent to Apple.
The patent system is obviously corrupt.

FTFY.

I don't see 'slide to unlock' in S3 anywhere, where is it? its 'slide anywhere to unlock'. Apple is going pathetic by the day.

If the actually COPIED and USED patents, then yes this should happen..


However.. Most likely this is not the case and a witch hunt.. and makes me want to skin my apple products to make them look like a Asus or Samsung product.. I love Apple's products but their latest acts are really starting to sway me away from them.

Nikos_GR said,

Discovery and invention are two completely different things!

Slide to unlock? Sure then, by all means, copyright the art - but Apple did not invent someone sliding their finger around on a screen to complete a relevant action on a mobile phone. Without line-by-line source code (which is protected) being stolen, I see no reason to call out Samsung for infringing. Every touch-screen implements similar features, it's an industry standard.

Apple is just getting in the way of innovation, and wasting all our time. Innovation should not beget lawsuits, and lawsuits should not be used as a means of profit when no harm has been done, and over arguably shady-areas of patent law. It's been happening for years though the US judicial system was less corrupt towards these tech companies in the past.

Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, 35 F.3d 1435 (9th Cir. 1994)
What happened to these days? Why can't you all see that Apple does not own the rights to these ideas? The shape, size and color of their phones are not relevant technology and should not be patented. Phone gestures are not original technology and should not be patented. Universal searches and word-completion have been around since way before the iPhone, and should not be patented.

Apple is just afraid to lose additional market share to Android, and is hampering our ability to make choices for ourselves. It's not a free market, ladies and gentlemen. You no longer are legally able to obtain the newest technology, because Apple says so. What right do they have to limit my choice?

With the Apple mentality, car manufacturers would sue other car manufacturers not because they stole the blueprints and made a replica of their flagship car or made some engineering-level change to the oil filtration system, but because they both have rounded corners and unlock with a button press.

Nikos_GR said,

Discovery and invention are two completely different things!

Completely agree the picture is wrong. Fire was discovered, not invented. The logic is wrong.

AtriusNY said,

Completely agree the picture is wrong. Fire was discovered, not invented. The logic is wrong.

It was discovered that hooking up a phone to a wireless transmitter would make it wireless!

AtriusNY said,

Completely agree the picture is wrong. Fire was discovered, not invented. The logic is wrong.

I agree, but sometimes logic is never considered, unfortunately.

Nikos_GR said,

Discovery and invention are two completely different things!

They're not.

No one invents anything without it being a discovery.

Someone discovers that a certain design is efficient. That's invention.

Beaux said,
They're not.

No one invents anything without it being a discovery.

Someone discovers that a certain design is efficient. That's invention.

Don't be silly. They are not the same. Your example merely demonstrates that invention requires discovery.

Man did not invent fire.

Man invented the match which required the discovery of fire, as well as discovery of the design and function of the match.