Apple Vs Samsung

Verizon sides with Samsung, against Apple in legal dispute

Florian Mueller from FOSS Patents reports on Verizon's filing of an amicus brief in the long going Apple vs. Samsung legal dispute, claiming any injunction would harm Verizon's ability to deploy LTE, and no doubt otherwise injure small children and puppy dogs:

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Samsung waiting on iPhone 5, has finger on lawsuit launch button

According the Korea Times, rival smartphone maker Samsung is eagerly anticipating the Korean launch of Apple's next generation iPhone 5 handset -- so Samsung can try and sue it off the shelves.

`Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology related patents,’’ said a senior executive from Samsung Electronics, asking not to be identified.

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US Samsung Galaxy S II Android invasion begins [Competition]

Phil from Android Central went and got his geeky little hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S II phones set to hit US carriers soon -- and come this fall go up against iPhone 5. And... they're big. Up to 4.52-inches of big. So big I'm wondering why Samsung didn't just simplify their branding and call them Galaxy Tab 4.5. (Maybe because Spring Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch just rolls off the tongue so much more easily?)

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iPad Live 71: Hurricane straps and sex wax

Georgia, Rene, Seth, and Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web talk Steve Jobs resignation fallout, Tim Cook's email to Apple, mobile malware, Acer's iPad fever, Samsung's Space Odyssey, and buh-bye TV rentals. This is iPad Live!

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Apple photo gallery patent about to get all Samsung Galaxy phones banned in the EU?

A Dutch court today issued a European Union-wide injunction against the sale of Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy Ace phones, due to violation of an Apple patent involving swiping between photos in a gallery. The injunction would start taking effect in mid-October (around the time of iPhone 5 release).

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Samsung claims Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey as prior iPad art

No, you didn't read the headline wrong -- Samsung is claiming their Galaxy Tab 10.1 couldn't be a copy of Apple's iPad because... it was copying the earlier movie prop from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Well, okay, not copying -- more like maintaining the design elements were commonplace in pop culture, especially science fiction. One of the ways to invalidate a patent is to prove prior art -- that someone had the idea before the company who was awarded the patent.

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Were Apple's Galaxy Tab 10.1 lawsuit photos misleading? [Updated]

Webwereld took a look at the visual evidence presented against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that got it banned from sale in most of the European Union, and has called shenanigans. Jerry from Android Central explains:

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Apple granted preliminary injunction, Samsung barred from selling Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of European Union

According to the German news agency, dpa, Apple has been granted its motion for a preliminary injunction against Samsung, resulting in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 being barred for sale in all European Union nations with the exception of the Netherlands. (Apple has a separate injunction awaiting ruling in the Netherlands.)

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The difference between Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet commercials

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 commercials, airing in the UK, are focused on being Faster (HSPA+ networking), Thinner, and Lighter.

Apple's fist iPad 2 commercial, aired back on April 2, had a different focus.

This is what we believe. Technology alone is not enough. Faster, thinner, lighter, those are all good things. But when technology gets out of your way, everything becomes more delightful, even magical. That's when you leap forward. That's when you end up with something... like this.

Hey, at least they weren't selling Tegra 2 processors.

(http://mashable.com/2011/08/02/samsung-galaxy-uk-ads/#eaB3Bh5V-fo), Android Central]

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Google says Apple sues rather than innovates. Google's problem is Apple does both.

Former Google CEO, current Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, had this to say about Apple patent infringement suits against Android manufacturers.

"We have seen an explosion of Android devices entering the market and, because of our successes, competitors are responding with lawsuits as they cannot respond through innovations. I’m not too worried about this.”

Because a) he's not the one being sued and b) it's nonsense.

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