Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 5:07:11 PM
re: Apple Sues Samsung for iCopying

So anyone want to take a guess on how long before Apple's lawyers go after Moto?


sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 5:07:09 PM
re: Apple Sues Samsung for iCopying

Verrrrry soon. "This is my next" has an interesting breakdown of what the lawsuit actually means here.

melao2 12/5/2012 | 5:07:08 PM
re: Apple Sues Samsung for iCopying

I wonder on how this lawsuit could succeed.

If you think about, there are several devices with similar form factor, and it will be difficult to sue them all. Other than that, probably somebody will prove that such a simple design was done before on some other device, that does not belong to apple.

For example, some olde LG smatphones look very similar to the iPhone 4, maybe they can sue Apple? I don't know, this is such a simple design that it is hard to blame one from copying the other. 

Additionally, Apple depends on a lot of Samsung produced components for their iPhones and iPads. Could Samsung cancel some contracts? 

And for the software side, will Apple pursue Google? Or maybe some obscure company will sue both Apple and Google saying that they invented the touchscreen centric user interface. 

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 5:06:52 PM
re: Apple Sues Samsung for iCopying

WSJ noted Thursday night that Samsung has filed its own suit against Apple. So there.

It's not a direct countersuit, just a suit that happens to pick some patents that the iPhone supposedly infringes upon.

A company spokesman said Samsung's suits allege that Apple infringed on patents that the South Korean company holds for transmission optimization and reduction of power usage during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing data-transmission errors and a method of tethering a mobile phone to a PC to enable the PC to utilize the phone's wireless data connection.


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