Apple adds Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note to 'Galaxy Nexus' complaint

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  1. Dolorian
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    From Apple Insider:

    "Apple on Friday filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding two versions each of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to its original claims of patent infringement against a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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    Apple claims it is suffering and will suffer irreparable harm from Samsung's violation of eight utility patents, four being asserted in the Apple v. Samsung case and four issued after that suit began. According to Apple, Samsung has "continued to flood the market with copycat products," since the separate landmark case started last year. In the intervening months, the Korean company has "continued to release new infringing products, including its current flagship device, the Galaxy S III.

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    The four new patents Apple is leveraging against Samsung include the '647 "Data Detectors" patent, the '721 "Slide-to-unlock" property, the '172 "Word completion" invention and the '604 "Universal search" patent."


    And so it continues...
     
  2. smoledman
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    That was never in doubt and proves that Apple has evil intentions to completely stifle competition.
     
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    Well isn't Apple just a whiney little bitch, desperate much?
     
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    Apple now asks for ban on GS3. Shocker.

    Well this isn't much of a surprise, but now it's official. Apple has requested a ban on the GS3.

    Source
     
  5. Vegastouch, Aug 31, 2012
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    I hope Apples new iPhone gets banned before it comes out. Would serve them right and hope it shuts them up.
     
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    Oh well.

    Maybe Samsung will learn this time around that copying Apple is just a bad idea.
     
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    I think I'll buy Motorola and HTC from here out
     
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    The GS3 is hardly copying Apple.
     
  10. BoxerGT2.5, Aug 31, 2012
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    Maybe this is why the upcoming 5 looks like a 4s on viagra , they've been to busy trying to sue everyone under the sun.
     
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    Bleh. All the court stuff lately has really been turning me off to Apple and soon to be Samsung. Maybe I am just too cautious but with all the lawsuits going back and forth I am edging more towards holding back from buying a new device from either.
     
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    I'll say some of it's icons are... but thats hardly a reason to "Ban" a phone... definitely not a compelling selling point.
     
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    In other news, a Japanese Court tells Apple to pound sand.

    Maybe Samsung should sue Apple in a court there and get their 1 billion back :p
     
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    The Galaxy SIII is "hurting" Apple in terms of sales because, frankly, it is the better device and people do not consider it better because it has word completion (an "invention" that has been available in applications before the iPhone even existed), universal search (virtually no one uses this) or slide to unlock. It also doesn't looks like the iPhone at all.

    I can definitely see a huge backlash towards Apple when they unveil the new iPhone and it ends up being just a taller and thinner 4S. Lot of people will hold their feet on the fire for suing the competition and trying to ban their products while not really doing much with their own phone.
     
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    If I were logitech I'd sue apple for the upcoming iPhone looking like one of their remotes.
     
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    Haha wow, AppleInsider, what a crazy place. One of the commenters in the forum thread attached to that article summed the place up quite aptly- it's like the Westboro Baptist Church of tech sites.
     
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    That's weird why should the court case effect you as a consumer?
     
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    Apple sued Samsung over the Galaxy Nexus having universal search.

    Apple won and Google/Samsung updated the Nexus to remove this feature... hurting Android customers.

    Stick with the iPhone and you don't have to worry about your phone being stripped of features like you do with Android :)
     
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    Apple insider has become a joke. The forum has a mod on there that bans people that make negative comments about Apple. The writing is inaccurate, grammatically incorrect and misspellings everywhere. I no longer visit that Site.
     
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    Apparently the Galaxy Note is on there too. Yup, if I sat my phone down next to an iphone, I might get confused which one was which.
     
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    Just when I thought it couldn't get sillier.

    The comments in the thread linked to that article are insane. There's one guy (Tallest Skil... I think he was banned from MR a while ago?) who's posting troll images and basically telling people who disagree with his pro-Apple BS that they're wrong because Apple is always right.

    The best part? He's a moderator. Tells you a lot about that website when they have idiots like that as a mod.

    I've seen more pro-Apple fanaticism in that single thread than I've seen on this entire forum. But then again, I try to avoid the iPhone forum these days...
     
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    No the turning me off is more because of the way they are handling business. I agree Samsung snagged some ideas from apple but then to turn around and try to get other handsets banned just seems like overdoing it. Just feel after the 1b loss Samsung should have learned their lesson and apple would just be happy with their money. Both of them continuing to go at each other just doesn't seem that friendly. I like to think of apple as being friendly.
     
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    There are software patents owned by Apple that they are violating, supposedly.

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    This article seemed unbiased. After all, it was just statement of facts that they probably just found on MacRumors or something. But their formatting/layout is terrible. The site hurts my eyes.

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    This isn't about what it looks like. And sure, the hardware is better (and uglier in my opinion), but the software is more important to me and all of the iOS users. The few Android users I know, including one who constantly brags about his Nexus, have been giving horror stories about syncing to their computers. Especially that Google fan who has a Nexus is having major issues. I'm not even considering an Android phone until I can just plug it into my PC and have everything sync.
     

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