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Oct
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If you hate to read these stories, imagine how much we hate to write them: yet another volley has been tossed in the patent battle between Samsung and Apple. This time it's the Korean manufacturer taking its intellectual property guns out against Apple, claiming that the shiny new iPhone 5 violates eight of its software patents.iphone 5 gavel

Samsung claims six utility patents and two standard essential patents. The later (USPTO filings 7,551,596 and 7,756,087) have to do with data transfers on mobile networks, while the former (USPTO 7,672,470, 7,577,757, 7,232,058, 6,292,179, 6,226,449, and 5,579,239) are more varied, ranging from audio streaming and control to keyboard and voice inputs. In case that isn't enough to make your head spin, this is just an addendum to a lawsuit already in motion. Samsung is adding the iPhone 5 to its claims covering other Apple products, including earlier iPhones, laptops and desktops, and Apple TV. All eight patents were already in the suit, currently scheduled to go before Judge Paul S. Grewal in the Northern District of California on November 6th.

All this comes just hours after the sales injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a result of Apple's billion-dollar patent victory over Samsung last month, was lifted by Judge Lucy Koh. She ruled that the  Galaxy Tab 10.1 didn't infringe upon Apple's design patents, a condition upon which the original injunction was based, though the software patent violation stands. New sales bans on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and other Samsung hardware may go into effect after the final judgment, scheduled for December.

Samsung's Revised Patent Complaint Against Apple To Include iPhone 5 - Scribd

[Via Cnet]

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Bariman43

    Oh for FUCK'S SAKE. Samsung, you could have been the better man. Now you've decided to waste even more time and resources on retarded lawsuits. This is ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR, and it's NOT GOOD. I'm disappointed you've decided to stoop to Apple levels of douchebaggery.

    And before I get flamed, I have a Samsung phone and I love it to pieces. I'm just disappointed with the company right now.

    • ntcongit

      If you don't strike back, you'll forever be a weak kid in school

      • Bariman43

        I wish less people thought like this. Revenge is not the answer. Sometimes that weak kid grows up to be more successful than his bullies. He'd be better off not stooping to their level.

        • PINJ

          If Apple Indeed Infringed Against Samsung's Patents, Then This Is The Only Way.

          • http://www.facebook.com/probableigh Leigh Andrews

            Stop Typing Like A Schoolkid. >.<

        • Matthew Fry

          If Apple wins "treble damage" against Samsung, they will be owed over 1.7 BILLION DOLLARS. Do you really think that Samsung is big enough that they can brush off 1.7 BILLION DOLLARS and just continue making products like nothing happened? This stunts their ability to be successful and produce. If they don't want to fall apart completely, they'll start closing down divisions and firing engineers to save the bottom line for the stockholders because if their stock tanks, they might be debilitated for years. It might not mean the end of Android on Samsung but it would probably mean 1 flagship product every 2 years. No more options, no more budget handsets, no more widespread adoption.

    • Stipe Hodak

      When someone goes thermonuclear on you and your business, you don't turn the other cheek, you fight back. In case of Apple vs Android, turning the other cheek just means opening your treasure coffers wide open, which in turn means you will only love the pieces of your Samsung some more and won't be able to replace it with a newer unit down the road...

      • Bariman43

        Agreed, but this is not the way to fight back. Make bigger, better, and more unique products than your competition. Stooping to Apple's level is not the answer.

        • Stipe Hodak

          So you think it's better to just pay Apple what they want and turn a blind eye to whatever Apple does, including infringements? What world are you living in? It's a war Apple started, there are no winners here and we, the consumers, are the biggest losers. But not fighting back means admitting Apple is right and everyone else is wrong, which is simply not true. And me, personally, would rather stay without a good product, than let someone bully their right with throwing money everywhere. Bending over is never an answer...

          • SamsaraGuru

            The classic law of the schoolyard as well as the jungle is that if you don't stand up to a bully they will walk all over you.

            Apple at the behest of its departed leader and in keeping with his capricious character deliberately decided to use their essentially limitless warchest of money to lay waste to all it deemed a challenge to its supremacy and divine right to portray itself as the only original, creative force in the smartphone firmament. Despite the fact that, as anyone who takes any time to educate themselves about smartphones knows their products are over-priced, over hyped and even the latest iPhone are little more than "exactly the same but different.

            Apple - like any company selling something whose purchase is based on "razzle dazzle 'em" hype - knows very well that given the multiplicity of delightful features Android offers; given the fact Android does not lock you up and throw away the key within a cell made just for you as does Apple's "ecosystem", realizes that they have only a limited amount of time to destroy the opposition before people wise up and smell the roses and realize it is not roses, but a rotten apple offending their noses.

          • PINJ

            Noo I Think Samsung Started That One When They Stole, WILLFULLY STOLE, Other Peoples Intellectual Property.

          • mikeku rivera

            What about yours , I think apple owns yours !!

          • http://www.facebook.com/stipe.hodak Stipe Hodak

            You really need to get your head out of your behind sir and first: start typing like a normal person and second: educate yourself on how Apple came to their ideas and adopted them as their own. You don't have to believe me, hear it from your God, Steve Jobs almighty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96UXpiroWJ8

        • Joseph Cascio

          You're not too bright. "Make bigger, better, and more unique products?" So what, Apple can falsely sue you, get your products temporarily banned. Then several months or even years later they get rightfully unbanned and then all the left over devices you have are now outdated and you can't sell them. All the wasted money due to court cost. Now you have to sue Apple to reclaim all your missing money due to the false accusations. Did you not just hear about the Tab 10.1 I would want blood if that happened to me. I wouldn't lay down and just take it.

          • PINJ

            FALSELY SUE YOU? You Do Realize That It Is Willful Stealing Of Other Peoples Intellectual Property By Samsung.

          • Nicholas Semrau

            I'm sorry, but this is the second time I've seen you do this.
            Do you know you should not capitalize the first letter in every word of a sentence unless it is a title? If you happen to have written a blog post titled "You Do Realize That It[sic] Is[sic] Willful Stealing of Other Peoples[sic] Intellectual Property By[sic] Samsung," though, then I apologize.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hotter Kevin Koyle

    GOOD FOR SAMSUNG; I am behind you 100%. Apple needs to be taught a true lesson, they can't bully and get their way.

  • http://twitter.com/voodoowhodo Wil-Roy Dilao

    It never ends until everyone doesnt give a flying fck and just create the phones

  • Josh

    I don't want to see Apple's products banned, per se... I just want to Apple forced into a position where they are forced to choose between that and dropping all lawsuits involving absurd patents on what should be public domain ideas like "universal search", "pinch-to-zoom" and "rounded corners"

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Gogo Samsung, I would love to see BOTH iPhone ang Galaxy S III banned in the USA, maybe that will be a lesson to those corporations (and outrage for Americans). Suing Apple into oblivion will be fine too though, and if not, Apple is slowly getting the same reputation as Microsoft way back then, when 'Windows must die' was a motto and people avoided Microsoft products as long as there was at least some alternative.

  • TheSchwartz

    ITM!
    It is a shame that these large company's are wasting good money on these useless fights, the patent system appears to be broken. The consumers end up paying the bill.

    Do not legislate inovate!....

    • aplusjimages

      These lawsuits are encouraging companies to innovate new ways to do the things their devices already do but without infringing on someone else's patent.

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        The word "innovate" gets thrown around a lot these days... ;)

      • Matthew Fry

        Yes... how do you do a universal search without infringing upon the "universal search" patent exactly?

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_BG Dave Bg

    Go drop that hammer!

  • Steve Schneider

    Correct me if I'm wrong but this is not the school yard, and this is not a childish bully (well I guess apple is pretty childish) This is over Millions, Billions of dollars. Now if that bully BSed his way and made me pay a billion dollars over intellectual property I'd sure want to beat his ass like a red headed step child.

  • qqe

    why cant samsung publish what they have to public and in plain language and just say "i wont sue you apple"
    it would look great and we would certainly admire the gesture and apple aould appear even more evil.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kwillsrepsbk Kevin Williams

    This my first time posting on here, but i feel like a lot of people are missing the big picture as to why Samsung NEEDS to do this..If they don't go on the offensive, Apple will try to get more money out of Samsung, then Apple will go after HTC, then Motorola, followed by Sony. Apple feels like they have the upper hand and can win because of who they are, and if no one doesn't show that they aren't scared of Apple, then they'll never stop until OEMs start leaving Android because they can't deal with Apple breathing down their necks by suing them.

    All Samsung did was took inspiration from apple in their start up days, then when they got some momentum going for them, they evolved and distanced themselves from the pack..I thought that's what real competition is...learn from others and better yourself, apparently Apple only agrees to that being true if they're the one who does it.

  • master94

    Apple needs to be taken down

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