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Microsoft, Intel, and Oracle support Apple amidst iPhone ban

By David Tom
Jul 30, 2013
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  1. The ongoing patent dispute between Samsung and Apple recently led to a ban on past iPhone and iPad models in the United States. Just a month ago, the International Trade Commission (ITC) found the Cupertino-based company to be guilty of...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,159   +241

    Way too go microsoft, intel and oracle call out patents being misuse when apple gets a ban but when samsung gets a ban they don't bat a eyelid, I am calling apple begged for them to say something about apple bans how SAD!
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,977   +1,486

    Fail!! The iPhone 4 was released over 3 years ago. It seriously took them 3 years to find a patent infringement, banning now serves no purpose. There is no justice in a court system that takes so long to prosecute. Pass judgment quicker or don't pass judgment at all.
    H3llion and pmshah like this.
  4. Apple, Intel, Oracle, Microsoft = USA, Samsung = Korea, surprise?
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    This matters little.

    Something the article seems to have gotten backwards is that this ITC ruling only bans the import of infringing devices, not the sale.

    By the time the import ban takes effect, Apple will have imported millions and millions of iPhone 4s and iPad 2s from China; possibly enough to meet expectations while they produce the iPhone 5 successor.
  6. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Enthusiast Posts: 217   +46

    It has got to matter a lot, otherwise MS, Intel, and Oracle wouldn't be standing behind Apple, It could set precedence for future dispute cases.
  7. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,010   +150

    because Apple is an American company and Samsung is not?
  8. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    They are only doing it to protect their own interests, or possibly just on principle.

    The point is future Apple devices will not infringe on these patents, as clearly demonstrated by the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5's exclusion from the ban.
  9. pmshah

    pmshah TS Rookie Posts: 81

    Penalty should have been to financially compensate the aggrieved party from the sales of such patent infringing products. This too should be at TWICE the going rate for so called "standard-essential" patents for flagrantly violating it in stead of licensing . This is like closing the barn after the horse has fled. The court decision makes no sense otherwise. For all you know Apple may have been a party to drag out the issue in court to rake in as much as possible.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,030   +738

    Bah! Maybe Apple bribed these companies to stand up for them.
  11. "because Apple is an American company and Samsung is not?"

    Simply, yes. It's because they're all used to competing with each other. Why help competition they weren't used to in the first place? They can't really look good AND do something nice if they do that. They are smarter, excuse me, they have smarter people within their companies than people who would simply favor one company's nationality over another. It's all about the money. Plus bill and steve had respect for each other. Their companies still honor that. It wouldn't matter if Samsung started in America somehow because M$ and apple have a history as it is.

    And Intel's just letting the public know it's still making stuff for us.
     
  12. Even* if Samsung
  13. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 311

    No wonder there will be a iPhone 5C. It all makes sense now.
  14. scorpionvenom

    scorpionvenom TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Your spot on :)
  15. Railman

    Railman TS Enthusiast Posts: 611   +81

    All those companies are monopolies I have reason to dislike. Oracle gives me grief with their accounting systems. Intel overcharge on their mid range CPUs. Microsoft for a multitude of sofware crimes and finally Apple for inflicting iTunes on us.


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