Judge bans Samsung's iPad rival from sale in the US

By Leeky · 18 replies
Jun 27, 2012
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  1. A US court has banned the sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet until a decision is reached regarding the South Korean electronics giant's patent dispute with Apple. The two companies have been locked in multiple legal battles across the……

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  2. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    well I guess we'll be seeing allot of Americans in Canadian Best Buys..
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,875   +1,295

    Similarities between iPad and Galaxy Tab: their both rectangular and have touchscreens. Am I the only one who thinks Apple is padding a lot of pockets to get these ridiculous decisions in its favor?
  4. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 568   +241

    Nope, I think many of us by now think their design pattent infringement are just a big joke. Imagine if we had those legal disputes with cars, airplanes, and pretty much everything of different trademarks with similar characteristics.
  5. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 814   +371

    Did you know
    Did you know Canada is the continent of America too? United States also is in America is too as well as 33 more countries. So you are correct, you do see a lot of Americans in BestBuy ;)
  6. There is a reason the Lady Justice is blindfolded. So these types of lawsuits would not happen.

    Wonder how much the "judge" made off this.
  7. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    Apple is a joke for trying to force out successful competition that has similar designs (aka, box-like and touchscreen). I kind of wish that MS didn't help them in the 90's, then we wouldn't need to worry about their obsessive greed...
  8. As US citizens we should sue Apple for making mockery of our court system that cost thousands of our tax dollars to run. Samsung had Windows tablets running before this silly lawsuit took conception from a lawyer's desk. Imagine the laughing stock we would be if Henry Ford had patented four rubber tires on a petrol-powered vehicle.
  9. Folks, what you don't seem to understand or appreciate is that Samsung was Apple's initial partner in the manufacturing of their iOS products(iPhone/iPad) and took from that relationship knowledge of design and implementation to fast track thier own product. Much like Google did based on Larry Page being an Apple board member during the early stages of design for the iPhone. Apple is fighting Samsung the only way it can, by calling out the shortcuts Samsung took in bringing their pad to market. If Samsung or any other competitor brings a product that looks like a corresponding Apple product to market, I doubt Apple would gripe too much as they know they wouldn't have a leg to stand on. However, when a competitor takes advantage of otherwise special relationships to get a leg up on the process, there needs to be an avenue of remedy.
  10. Zedster

    Zedster TS Rookie

    The interesting part is, that Samsung have released an update to that tablet called the Galaxy Tab 10.1 II. And the lawsuit is not aimed at that (yet!). So Samsung will now push that device rather than the original. So Apple really didn't win....
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Except the brunt of the lawsuit is that the tablet is square. Like the ones in 2001 or Star Trek TNG. You know, BEFORE the iPad existed...
  12. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Did You know that I consider myself Canadian, NOT American no matter what you say. Do you refer to Mexicans as Americans? But if you really wanted to be Technical you would have to call us North Americans. Canada is Not a United State of America. Period. Don't mean this in anyway to offend.

    As for Apple, arse hats come to mind, their legal department must be bored or something. And to think, its over something as ridiculous as, its the same shape... Progress, this makes none.
  13. Except all Samsung did was copy everything the iPad did in terms of look and feel. Apple isn't suing every tablet maker out there. When you look across the board on Samsung's phones and iPad, it's pretty obvious the minimalist design of the iPad was copied through and through by Samsung.

    If they'd added their own unique design or changed it slightly, I don't think Apple would've pursued them at this level (not to say that Apple wouldn't have found something to sue for). In this lawsuit, Samsung's own lawyers couldn't tell the difference between the iPad and Samsung's Galaxy.

    I just wish all of these companies would get along and stop suing each other. But in the end, I can't blame Apple if Samsung blatantly copied everything from the look and design outside of the OS (which is a whole other story).
  14. Well, BestBuy is an American-owned company, is it not? So, technically, Canadians are shopping at an American electronics store.
  15. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    And also it was proven that Apple's lawyers photoshopped Samsung's products to make them look more alike, so how strong can their case be if they have to rely on digital manipulation?
  16. Apple is being a big baby. The Samsung is a copy because it is square and/or looks feels similar? It's all too transparent and obvious that Apple is teriffied of a similar tablet coming along that has a better operating system and is compatible with other name brands technology and apps. Apple fears the true reason why they are so popular (looks and feel...read trendy) can not last forever when other products are similar in build and looks but offer so much more to the user at a much lower cost. And to the guy above that mentioned that Samsung's smartphones are the same as iphones? Samsung has been making cells way longer than Apple. A phone like the Galaxy Nexus is curved, ergonomic, light, blazing fast and not limited by things like Apple's arrogant narrow minded, trendy view on compatibility, platforms and apps. iphones have nothing on Galaxy phones, except crowd herd behavior. The Galaxy Nexus is far from being square, heavy, slippery and limited to itself. If Apple products were people.....we would call them egocentric and narrowminded.
  17. I find the whole thing plain sickening and that the High Court judiciary even asked the original judge to re look at the case, this clearly is a case of a lesser judge using common sense that %99 of ppl would use them self and dismiss apples claim.

    To say Apple is upset as Samsung were their partners early on and took shortcuts to get where they are now is a topic for debate, I would be stunned if Samsung blatantly stole key schematics and diagrams and re badged what apple designers had come up with no corporation would be that naive to think they could get away with it.

    And yes Apples lawyers did Dr the images of the Galaxy to make it appear more like the Apple product this in itself would be cause for dismissal in any other non civil case id have thought.

    But I guess someones pockets are being greased?
  18. I'd also like to know what Samsung brought to Apple when they were partners and if Apple is still using any of those ideas and technology.
  19. And doctoring the Galaxy photos......OMG, this whole thing sounds like it should be illegal and comes across as so petty. Note to Apple; lack of morals and confidence is NOT trendy and that's all ya got! so be carefull....

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