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Apple sues Samsung in Japan, wants sales ban and money

08 September, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple sues Samsung in Japan, wants sales ban and money - read the full textApple has filed yet another lawsuit against Samsung Electronics - this time with the Tokyo District Court in Japan. The Cupertino-based company wants the suspension of Galaxy S, S II and Galaxy Tab 7.7 sales in Japan as well as 100M Yen - or approximately $1.3M. According to Reuters, the...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-09 14:40 from bJxE - click to readApple has a thing over people who copy their ideas. They sued Meizu previously, as well as other companies. They do go overboard sometimes, but at the end of the day, courts decide.

The same goes with every other company. Companies who infringe and copy are sued all the time, not only by Apple.

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  • 2011-09-09 17:23
  • 3Ybw

apple should give up bcoz anyday samsung roxx :p

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  • 2011-09-09 16:45
  • 2@r2

Don't. Understand the ban thing. I remember see and get to read news of galaxy tab 10.1 prototype since on Jan. IPAD2 was so secretly and launch with sales on end of first quarter.How to ban a already have prototype surface then the product selling first. And America Obama now rethink assigned new patent rule to who invent first and who selling first. Wow.

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  • 2011-09-09 16:04
  • ibhi

Soon Samsung's enemy may bean even closer one, Google.

Leaked internal documents from the Oracle VS Google case indicate Google will start becoming more closed, and favoring Motorola. No wonder Samsung & LG are pissed.

"Do not develop in the open. Instead, make source code available after innovation is complete.

Lead device concept: Give early access to the software to partners who build and distribute devices to our specification (ie, Motorola and Verizon). They get a non-contractual time to market advantage and in return they align to our standard."

Check this story at BGR.

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  • 2011-09-09 15:36
  • 3Ybw

This days someone is so popular with COURT CASES here and there, slowly losing image, Is someone really rotting...... I, m a fans yesterday but today losing my respect to someone.

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  • 2011-09-09 15:13
  • 7q5Q

News Update: Apple wins a permanent ban against Samsung in this case!

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  • 2011-09-09 15:07
  • Rn}M

Next stop: Apple sues Samsung in Korea!

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  • 2011-09-09 14:46
  • sGJT

What does apple have against samsung, I mean get over it. That's all I ever hear!!! :-)

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  • 2011-09-09 14:40
  • bJxE

> In reply to Eddie.Q @ 2011-09-09 13:43 from tA{J - click to readYet the smartphone scene was very different from before the iPhone.

The iPhone was not first in everything. To give you benefit of the doubt, let's say iPhone was not first in anything. It did however bring a bunch of technologies together, touchscreen, user interface that created a unique user experience.

The iPhone has just won the JD Power user satisfaction survey yet again. Say what you will about Apple, but they seem to be doing at least some things right.

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  • 2011-09-09 14:27
  • 3Ybw

i say samsung either retaliates with a nuke on coupurtino or they refuse to supply apple with any of their modules, hdd's and anything made by samsung.. see how apple will like that one

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  • 2011-09-09 14:22
  • sybP

> In reply to Benjamin @ 2011-09-09 12:17 from m5Sr - click to readHow exactly did Apple "revolutionize" telecommunications? The only thing it had going for it was a large screen and a smooth UI, and I do give it that. However, everything else about it had already been existent on mobile phones for years. And let's not even mention the basic things it lacked, such as copy/paste, MMS functionality, the inability to forwards messages to multiple recipients, so on and so forth, which, again, had existed on mobile phones for years before the iPhone even came into existence.

Secondly, regarding the shape of the iPhone, I wouldn't call it innovative, for a "rectangular shape with rounded corners" had already been around for a long, long time.

Third, the "functionality" the iPhone provided? No copy/paste, no MMS support, no forwarding of received messages, no forwarding of messages to multiple recipients, no video-recording capabilities, no Bluetooth file exchange, etc. etc. etc. It didn't even have these basic functionalities that other phones provided.

Lastly, the "purpose" of the iPhone: Making phone calls, sending text messages, listening to music, and taking snaps. Same things that all mobile phones had been offering long before its launch.

The only thing Apple did "revolutionize" was inadvertently creating a market of large-touchscreen phones. Other than that, I fail to see what "revolutionary" technology it introduced into the mobile telecommunications market.

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  • 2011-09-09 13:43
  • tA{J

> In reply to Benjamin @ 2011-09-09 12:17 from m5Sr - click to readNo. Because theniphone is a copy of the LG Prada.....period!

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  • 2011-09-09 13:39
  • YaDL

Aplle is worried because Samsung has now launched too many smart device as Apple does.

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  • 2011-09-09 13:28
  • PF0i

try to remove apple from ur mind forever.
just thinking about android forever.
android = freedom
apple = jail

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  • 2011-09-09 13:25
  • 3ItU

this an example of modern warfare.

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  • 2011-09-09 13:22
  • P%hF

Apple cant face a loosing battle, samsung has improved over time and are further ahead of Apple, GO SAMSUNG

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  • 2011-09-09 13:01
  • 0Bq}

@benji: Btw, what's the screen resolution of iPad 2?
What's the one of Galaxy Tab 10.1? I rest my case!

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  • 2011-09-09 12:32
  • nDG}

@Benji: Can you please show me how do you transfer files on your device? Right, you have to sync it. I did had mass storage function even in my now obsolete N73!
Shall we count the cores? Nah!
I'm always amazed about the fanatism of Apple owners! Grow up, is just a mid-level specs smartphone, raised to the symbol-status by clever marketing.
Yeah, you're right, I do own a SII. You know why? Because I own it, not Apple. I did studied the I4 before getting the SII. Didn't liked the idea of giving money but not beeing able to do whatever I wanted with my phone.

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  • 2011-09-09 12:30
  • nDG}


Lack of innovation? Was it not Apple who revolutionised telecommunication whereby now every phone the is a flagship replicates the shape, functionality and purpose the original iPhone provided?

Yes, I have the iPhone 4, but I don't toss off about it, in fact to have an interest in mobile technology you should admire all releases. If there were no competition we'd all still be using Nokia 3310s, so remove that SII from your derrière!

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  • 2011-09-09 12:17
  • m5Sr

hate apple.....arrogant

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  • 2011-09-09 12:13
  • tA$M

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