Samsung fights back, opposes Apple’s Galaxy S III ban

June 7, 2012
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From previous lawsuits we already know Samsung has absolutely zero plans of backing down here, or slowing down their attempts to out due Apple in the mobile market. With yesterdays news that Apple was up to their usual and filed another injunction against Samsung, this time against their Galaxy S III, we now have a few reports stating Samsung isn't worried and will move ahead as planned.

The boys from Cupertino are seeking a quick ban in the United States, this time targeting the Galaxy S III instead of an HTC device. Today our friends from Samsung have fired back, saying they intent to move ahead with the Galaxy S III launch as planned and will fight Apple’s request tooth and nail. I added the tooth and nail part, well, because we all know they won't go away quietly -- and shouldn't.

Samsung says that it will “vigorously oppose” any attempts by Apple to block the Galaxy S III superphone in the USA, and intends to meet the June 21st release date as planned. Samsung also stated they will “demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive.” Apple is going after Samsung for the same "data tapping" patent they locked down on HTC a few weeks back, and have also tossed in their “universal search technology” patent in regards to Siri.

The sit-down for settlement talks (link below) didn't end too well, and now Apple is seeking a temporary ban on the Galaxy S III until the two can go to court again starting July 30th. We'll be keeping a close eye on this as things move forward.

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[via SlashGear]


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  • Androidandwp7equalsPower

    Google Voice Commands= Prior Art= No Samsung Band= another Apple Patent being void.

  • David Loman

    And these suckers keep on with their namby-pamby ridiculous bans

  • Creed74

    I know Steve Jobs was a control master and he handled it well. What we are seeing from Apple since his illness and untimely death is nothing but frivolous waste of the Court’s time and Apple’s money. If you can’t beat them with your product, try suing them seems to be Apple’s mantra.

    I have used and respected Apple past products but these continued antics should make even the most ardent Apple fan a bit uneasy. Continuing this approach to fight competition in court rather than the market is a solid reason why iOS will continue to decline.

    • Sperrybird

      steve jobs was the idiot who started this war on android. Read the book about him.

      • sgrfgrg

        ok, before you accuse me of being an apple fanboy, let me just tell you that I have used both an iPhone and a droid. Steve jobs was not an idiot. He was honestly one of the most creative and brilliant inventors of our time. Android would not exist if it weren’t for apple. All of the smartphones before the iPhone had ugly keyboards and poor functionality. Now after the iPhone is released, we see more smartphones look almost identical to the iPhone. Theres a reason why blackberry is doing terribly, its because there one of the few who didn’t copy apples design. You can say you believe a certain phone is better then the iPhone but don’t lose your respect for apple. That phone wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for them.

      • sperrybird

        i’m not accusing you of being an isheep, i’m just frustrated at the anti-competitive practice from apple. They have gazillions and they could sue any company into submission. Look at what they are doing to HTC, they are suing them like crazy and as frivilous as they were, eventually some will stick. They don’t have the billions that Sammy has and i think in the end, us consumers will lose.

  • Rodd

    Seriously, someone needs to invalidate that patent. Can anyone say grep and pipe. This s data tapping is the same as what websites have been doing for years with definitions and stock quotes. There’s nothing new here.