(Image source: engadget.com)

BY STACEY WELSH

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

 

Apple wants to stop sales of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone altogether. The company filed a lawsuit, targeting Samsung for patent violations, and has asked the courts for an injunction against sales of the phone. PCWorld reports the lawsuit involves Apple patents...

 

“...that [allow] users to touch a phone number on a Web page to dial the number, word placement, Siri voice recognition and unified search, and the ability to unlock a smartphone by sliding an image from one location to another.”

 

Analyst Florian Mueller writes on his blog, FOSS Patents, the legal case for Apple’s patents is strong, since they’re focusing on technical patents instead of design rights, calling the features...

 

“...the patent equivalent of the four horsemen of the apocalypse... the ‘data tapping’ patent, should be a slam dunk. It succeeded in the [International Trade Commission], a notoriously difficult forum where only about 1 out of 20 smartphone-related patents is deemed violated.”

 

Apple Insider suggests the suit would hit Samsung’s profits hard because Google has not rolled out its latest Android 4.0 software used in Samsung products.

 

“That Apple is taking direct aim at the Galaxy Nexus is interesting in that the model represents the latest version of Android 4.0 software, as well as being the latest official Google-led design … This takes Apple's infringement case directly to Google's Android...”

 

This isn’t the first time Apple has gone head-to-head with Samsung. CNET News writes:

 

“Their ongoing global legal dispute was kicked off with a U.S. lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung in April of last year that said Samsung was violating its intellectual property ... Samsung quickly countersued, saying Apple was infringing on multiple patents.”

 

A Forbes writer says Apple’s tactic of trying to kill two birds with one stone underscores the need for serious patent reform.

 

“I hate to watch competition that ought to be taking place on store shelves take place in courtrooms instead. But for now we have the patent system we have, and both Google and Samsung look like they might be in trouble.”

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Feb 13, 2012

Apple Attacks Samsung Smartphone, Files Injunction

(Image source: engadget.com)

BY STACEY WELSH

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

 

Apple wants to stop sales of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone altogether. The company filed a lawsuit, targeting Samsung for patent violations, and has asked the courts for an injunction against sales of the phone. PCWorld reports the lawsuit involves Apple patents...

 

“...that [allow] users to touch a phone number on a Web page to dial the number, word placement, Siri voice recognition and unified search, and the ability to unlock a smartphone by sliding an image from one location to another.”

 

Analyst Florian Mueller writes on his blog, FOSS Patents, the legal case for Apple’s patents is strong, since they’re focusing on technical patents instead of design rights, calling the features...

 

“...the patent equivalent of the four horsemen of the apocalypse... the ‘data tapping’ patent, should be a slam dunk. It succeeded in the [International Trade Commission], a notoriously difficult forum where only about 1 out of 20 smartphone-related patents is deemed violated.”

 

Apple Insider suggests the suit would hit Samsung’s profits hard because Google has not rolled out its latest Android 4.0 software used in Samsung products.

 

“That Apple is taking direct aim at the Galaxy Nexus is interesting in that the model represents the latest version of Android 4.0 software, as well as being the latest official Google-led design … This takes Apple's infringement case directly to Google's Android...”

 

This isn’t the first time Apple has gone head-to-head with Samsung. CNET News writes:

 

“Their ongoing global legal dispute was kicked off with a U.S. lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung in April of last year that said Samsung was violating its intellectual property ... Samsung quickly countersued, saying Apple was infringing on multiple patents.”

 

A Forbes writer says Apple’s tactic of trying to kill two birds with one stone underscores the need for serious patent reform.

 

“I hate to watch competition that ought to be taking place on store shelves take place in courtrooms instead. But for now we have the patent system we have, and both Google and Samsung look like they might be in trouble.”

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