Do you think Samsung will try to ban sales of the iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikelegacy, Sep 13, 2012.

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Do you think Samsung will try to ban sales of the iPhone 5?

  1. Yes

    9 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  1. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

    mikelegacy

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    I personally don't. I think they may try to sue for damages, like Apple did, but a complete ban on Apple's iPhone 5 would REALLY piss off their manufacturing wing, who make 15 times the money from manufacturing Apple parts, than the mobile device wing would get from a lawsuit.

    Apple could ban these devices because they aren't depending on Samsung for profits, Samsung IS depending on Apple. Apple could take their chip manufacturing elsewhere, I doubt Samsung wants that....

    Thoughts?
     
  2. duction macrumors 6502a

    duction

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    they better hurry up if they are, i will be getting mine in 8 days :D
     
  3. lazard macrumors 65816

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    The HTC and Motorola lawsuits would probably have a better shot. Samsung's lawsuit depends on what specific patents (which have not been revealed yet) they are suing over.
     
  4. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    They will try, yes.

    Samsung seem to not give a **** at the moment. I'm surprised they are not burning down the Apple stores.
     
  5. Haziza macrumors member

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    After yeasterday I bet Samsung just lol'd and said screw that ban of this iPhone 4XL
     
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

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    They will try. They have already said that. They will fail, since Apple is getting the chips from Qualcomm, who has a valid license.

    Trying to use standards-essential patents (which is all Samsung has on Apple right now) to force bans is a losing proposition. The ITC is getting wary of placing import bans, believing that the courts are a better forum since they can award royalties.
     
  7. mikelegacy thread starter macrumors 65816

    mikelegacy

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    Hahaha, yeah, the mobile phone wing of Samsung is separate from Samsung's manufacturing wing, so technically they could sue without even informing their manufacturing wing, I just don't really know if that would want to hurt their own company like that...

    But I guess it really is all just a big pissing contest right now.....

    Ditto on that, brother! :D

    I think the big patent dispute is with LTE technologies? Or is that the Motorola claim? I thought Samsung was all pissy over that one?

    I just want all this patent crap to end. Cross-license and co-exist already.....
     
  8. lazard macrumors 65816

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    The Samsung anticipated lawsuit is over LTE patents. The HTC and Motorola lawsuits are over non standards essential patents.
     

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