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Apple wants more Samsung products banned

2012-09-01 09:26

San Jose - Fresh off its court victory over Samsung, iPhone maker Apple is asking a federal court to add four more of its rival's products to the list of patent-infringing products.

Apple filed documents in San Jose federal district court on Friday asking a judge to end Samsung's release of "copycat products," and urged the court to pull Samsung products released after its lawsuit was filed in April.

The new products include Samsung's new Galaxy S III smartphone.

Previously Apple had listed 17 Samsung products as patent violators, but the new filing lists 21.

Apple was awarded $1.05bn by a jury on 24 August, finding Samsung had copied Apple's design innovations.

A Samsung representative did not immediately return a request for comment on Friday.

Comments
  • adrian.hill.750 - 2012-09-01 10:06

    Apple sucks...

      dewaldt.duplessis.5 - 2012-09-01 10:19

      Yes Adrian you are absolutely right! They are just jealous because Samsung is the best ever!

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-01 10:55

      Wait until you see iPhone 5, iPad mini and the new iMac. Don't fight it guys.. you won't win.. :P

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-09-01 11:04

      Jip agree just hope the don't also ban "some-song blue" as I've also got one ..

      ianon.ym - 2012-09-01 11:18

      @boom.afridi.56 - and once I have seen it, what then? Oh yeah, buy the updated Samsung versions :)

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-01 11:34

      @ianon. ay. i won't win will I..? lol

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-01 11:34

      Even Apple packaging is above the standard of Samsung. Those boxes are innovative. With Hello. messages etc. It just feels right.. lol

      nicole.paulsen.31 - 2012-09-01 11:54

      Don't imitate > innovate? blah blah.... I use Apple products (iphone & ipad) but this is just absurd. Need they be reminded that the phone comprises of Samsung components. Let the consumer decide for themselves for suck fakes! Btw, off topic, Samsung electronics and products have worked well for me, well priced and fully worth the investment.

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-09-01 15:19

      Apple is the richest company in the world worth $645 billion and they are richer than the US Government but still they are not satisfied. Americans are the greediest and most self centered bullies on the planet.Thank heavens for South Korea ,Japan ,Taiwan ,Hong kong, Germany and China who will constantly checkmate America's greed. One thing i am very sure of now is that i and my relatives will never spend a dime on any apple products ever.

      Mpotsiseng - 2012-09-03 13:14

      @Adrian Apple sucks so much that everyone copies them neh? They are trend setters.

  • boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-01 10:24

    Those phones side by side look alike even the icon layout lol They copycatted it and enhanced it.

      tim.rogers.18 - 2012-09-01 10:27

      well so were most phones back in the day. you didn't see companies suing eachother. apple just can't handle competition

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-01 10:51

      Okay but besides design some functions were also copied, like the scroll to bottom bounce up feature is an Apple patent, so are some swipe and pinch hand moves. It's patented. They copied it. They got sued for stealing such innovations. Sorry but I love the swipes! I learnt it from Apple and not Samsung!

      francois.vorster.925 - 2012-09-01 11:29

      It will be interesting to see if Apple will try the same trick in other countries as I assume this is a world patent. I somehow think Apple will not succeed anywhere else in the world as most European countries have a legal system and not like the legal circus in America.

      nicole.paulsen.31 - 2012-09-01 12:01

      Dear Samsung, Keep doing what you are doing... You're making the mobile marketplace a better place. Yours Truly, Unbiased

      adam.kemp.5851 - 2012-09-01 12:52

      Car Enthusiasts anyone? One such example then? Aston Martin v Jaguar (New Specs) and forget they both British vehicles. The designs have been going at it hammer & tongs over recent years with both manufacturers having design engineers switch between the 2 hence making the design ethos alike. Yet they happily continue to function commercially worldwide. Why? Because people know what to expect between a Aston and Jag regarding performance. Aston DB9 v Jag XKR = Jag better overall vehicle at half the price tag (Top Gear quoted) but people would prefer an Aston given its "rich name". In summary I'm just saying that the Galaxy S range and Apple are both good phones according to mobile pundits but you get a better ROI on the Samsung overall as the Apple brand comes at a price. As for product invasion? Who cares really? From my car example different strokes for different folks and if you're sold on the brand then good for you. Apple... get to grips please and stop monopolising your brand.

  • craig.lott.589 - 2012-09-01 10:47

    competition and copyright infringement are 2 different things

  • chrisjanbotha - 2012-09-01 10:56

    Now get the Apple in line...

  • martin.marais.90 - 2012-09-01 10:57

    Greed in Apple will make them file for Water and Electricity if they could! Apple will only succeed in alienating people! If would rater go Android, Windows 8 or BB out of principle! Screw rich kid Apple!

  • Stormkaap - 2012-09-01 11:03

    Only way Apple can dominate

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-01 16:44

      Might be because so many people have such poor taste.

  • hamish.drake1 - 2012-09-01 11:06

    I actually looked at the 2 phones together (irl). There is no possible way that you can say that Samsung copied Apple, unless you are saying that they are both rectangular, with rounded corners. I would say that the phones are similar, but so is Nokia, HTC, etc. Does this mean that Apple will now sue all smartphone makers in the world? American juries are either blind or it was a case of American "protectionism". To say that one maker copied another, should be based on facts, not on perception or on the subjectivity of the man in the steet.

      fourhundredkg.bobbejaan - 2012-09-01 17:31

      That is Apple's plan. They are really targeting Google's Android - so HTC, Motorola etc are in their sights

  • vloftie - 2012-09-01 11:08

    I wonder how many people commenting here owns a Apple Product? LOL... You know what they say about Jealousy... LOL

      adrian.hill.750 - 2012-09-01 11:46

      I will NEVER and have NEVER owened an Crapple device. The reason for this is the manner in which they lock people into their products and also the fact that their own distributor in this country owns all the Crapple shops. Crapple is an image, NOTHING more....

      kevlam4 - 2012-09-01 11:56

      Jealousy makes you nasty - I would prefer to own a product that is geared to ALL consumers, not the so called apple elite who think that because they nearly bankrupted their families to own an apple product the are better than anybody else. The technology in the apple products is almost the same as any other computer manufacturer's product, so why are theirs so much more expensive? becuase aplle are GREEDY.

      jomardl - 2012-09-01 12:30

      Embarrassed to say I own three Apple devices. Apple's arrogance and authoritarianism has killed the brand for me.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-01 16:46

      adrian.hill ~ Very immature to cut off your nose to spit your face. Apple isn't just an image but because you don't own one, your diatribe is to be expected. Sorry fo ryou.

      kabelo.leeka - 2012-09-01 19:25

      I own an iPad but I feel Apple sucks for doing this and I won't buy any apple products from now on. Say what?

      adam.kemp.5851 - 2012-09-01 19:35

      @irene.buthelezi contradictive are we? Your comment further up the comment thread to a statement about people having bad taste opting for Samsung? You sure Apple is not just an image then? Surely Apple is not just an image they do work well trust me and the pricing should confirm that! I wouldn't expect any less at that $$$

      sehlodi - 2012-09-02 09:04

      Lol.. Apple is a ridic

      nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-09-03 07:29

      my wife and i both own apple iphones, she has also got the ipod and i was going to buy the ipad after the next release, i won't buy apple anymore. i will now rather look at all the devices before i make a decision.

  • tobydt - 2012-09-01 11:08

    Urg, I hate apple fanboys.

  • adrian.hill.750 - 2012-09-01 11:15

    Samsung RULEZ....Crapples are overpriced fashion items. You buy the Crapple to go with your Gucci handbag, no other reason. There is nothing, zip, zero, nadda, squat that you can do with a Crapple that you can't do with any other device. Damn, dude, Samsung makes microprocessors and electronics that are used inside Crapple. The only thing Crapple does is take the electronics developed by other companies, paint it wite and charge 100x the going price.

  • kevlam4 - 2012-09-01 11:50

    What ever happened to the anti-monopoly big story in the States - do these idiots not realise that they are allowing the biggest jerks in the computer world to CREATE a monopoly for their company, in banning just about every other manufacturer's product?!? In my opinion, apple (lower case intentional) want to force the customers for phones and tablets to buy ONLY their very expensive (read over-priced) products?

      konfab - 2012-09-02 12:30

      I am waiting for the competition commission to start looking at Apple

  • AntonKingsize - 2012-09-01 12:15

    ApPle is fighting because Samsung makes most of the components that make crapple work.

  • jomardl - 2012-09-01 12:25

    I don't care if Apple products are the best (not that I think they are) but this company will never see another cent from me.

  • walter.lebza - 2012-09-01 12:48

    Competition. no company likes it. Desperate to sell gabage. So, their phones are that bad?

  • tony.ezendam - 2012-09-01 13:05

    Screw apple. The only country where they ever win is in the USA itself. The innards are manufactured and made in China,Taiwan and Korea. They just lost a court case in Japan, lost all the cases in Europe. The bloody nerve of crapple boggles the mind.

  • Final.Punishment - 2012-09-01 13:22

    "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong... I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." - Steve Jobs <<< Bad Apple

  • walter.lebza - 2012-09-01 16:16

    You don't have to drag competitors to court. Just make good products people will buy them.

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-01 16:47

    I LOVE APPLE and wouldn't touch a Samsung or Windows product with a barge pole!

  • Jason - 2012-09-01 17:26

    Samsung should just withdraw their products from the USA entirely. I am sure the rest of the planet provides for more than enough sales.

  • RaveWolf1 - 2012-09-01 19:41

    Just like with Adam and Eve... Apple = Evil. So, Apple! can other companies sue YOU for also using the following: Gorilla Glass, Plastic, Electronics, Circuit Boards, Touchscreens, LEDs, Resisters, CPU's Micro chips, Wires, Batteries, A Power Supply The Tiles on the floor, The Paint on the wall, The Machinery, Lasers, etc...etc...etc... Because without those plus a million more things, your iEverythings would not have been possible. To my knowledge, Motorola made the FIRST Cellphone, Maybe they should sue Apple for being ID10T's!?! Something to ponder: Notice how everything Apple these days is i, i, i. Never an Us or You and Me!!! Hope Apple Rots!! Now I'll never by anything Apple. Never have and Never will.

  • grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-09-02 06:37

    A thought that hasn't occured to anyone commentating here : Apple spent many millions over the years developing their products. It's not fair that another company can just copy it and sell it for less. As for people saying many of the components in Apple devices are made in Korea I wish to point out that Apple paid for them. This does not give Samsung the right to copy the technology. I own a Samsung btw.

      Fernando - 2012-09-02 15:40

      Grant respectfully do some research and u will see that Samsung is the #1 spender on R

      Fernando - 2012-09-02 15:40

      Grant respectfully do some research and u will see that Samsung is the #1 spender on R

      Fernando - 2012-09-02 15:43

      Grant respectfully do some research and u will see that Samsung is the #1 spender on R

      Mavhungu J Mukwevho - 2012-09-03 03:29

      the only research apple has done is to steal other ideas

      nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-09-03 07:32

      they might have spend millions on researching the technology, which makes them now worth billions, fair return on investment i would say. problem is, now they can't compete on a technological front anymore, so have to compete in courts!

  • louis.c.cromhout - 2012-09-02 08:01

    And all the jury members are overweight face stuffing Americans so how does Samsung have a fare trial in America anyway.

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-02 11:03

    To tell the truth I hate apple because they make their products expensive.now they are trying to eliminate competition to avoid droping selling price of their product.thank you sumsung for making us experience good products at a sane price.

  • Fixzoza - 2012-09-02 15:01

    How do you expect Samsung to win the Court case in US while most of the jury members own Iphones..

  • cj.venter - 2012-09-03 07:12

    who's going to sue apple for stealing their name from genesis in the bible?

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