Weekend tech reading: Samsung Galaxy Nexus banned in US

By Matthew · 13 replies
Jul 1, 2012
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  1. Samsung Electronics Co. suffered a second legal setback at the hands of a California judge, who issued a preliminary injunction Friday against one of its flagship smartphones at the request of Apple Inc. The order, which bans Samsung from selling…

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  2. US judges seem to be getting easier to bribe these days. Every time I turn around there's one banning the sale of something that competes with Apple........shameful.
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Was riding in my friend's car last night...used Siri for directions first time...oh good God.

    We got sent the wrong way so many times, including a "shortcut" that necessitated making a left turn off a stop sign across Alvarado at 6 pm (I.e. essentially impossible), when we could have gone "the long way" and made a left turn off a signal light two blocks later.

    Then Siri started taking us down Crenshaw at which point we just shut it off and drove back the way we came. Things are not good if you're recognizing street names from NWA songs.
  4. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Oh for God's sake. Go to hell Apple.

    Abusing the patent system to remove the competition. This is disgusting. How is it allowed?!
  5. a California judge...enough said.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    QFT Guest.
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,072   +219

    Wanna hear something sad about d3? Warden was not on for the first 3 weeks, no anti hack. Even when it was turned on people were duping items by turning back their computer clocks through a ah bug. I was not on the ground floor didnt hear about it until it was over but been reading about it on blizzhackers.
  8. is there no way we the public can get all the Patent Cases from apple reviewed by a different judge, hopefully someone that wont be bought over. and will just throw Garbage patents out.
  9. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +1,223

    Yeah, but does he know Apple setup an office in Nevada to avoid California's high taxes?
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +1,223

  11. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    Let me start by saying I am not an Apple fanboy. But for everyone trashing Apple for this just keep in mind that ANY company that holds a valid patent and has the resources (legal fees) to take this stuff to court would do so INCLUDING Samsung, Google and M$. The main problem, as I see it, is that in the tech world these things are getting harder and harder to differentiate. Then throw in a judge that is likely old and out of touch with technology and there are issues. It would be nice to have an unbiased (if that's possible) technically savvy committee to rule on these subjective tech patents.
  12. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +1,223

    You're right Butch, but the problem really isn't that Apple is trying to enforce their patents, because you're right... everyone has the right to do that. The problem is that Apple has managed to patent very generic common things that every computer system uses. One of their patents is for auto word selection when you type something into a text box. You know how Google.com autofills your search text as you type it? it's that. Does anyone really think that having that function on another phone makes people not buy an iPhone? They can basically try to ban any device they want to target. this is costly, so they pick the flagship phones of their biggest competitor (like the Samsun Galaxay phones), and occasionally hot phones from small players like the HTC One X.
  13. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Youre correct Mike. Apple uses patent infringment like its their personal sniper. They only seem to target those competitors that will actually cause Apple to lose Iphone sales.
  14. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Apple are worse than the nazis.

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