Apple wants 8 Samsung devices removed immediately

Apple iPhone (left) and Samsung Galaxy S III (AP)

Apple iPhone (left) and Samsung Galaxy S III (AP)

Iphone maker Apple Computer wants eight Samsung mobile phone devices banned from sale in the U.S.  immediately, days after winning a $1 billion patent infringement lawsuit. But its South Korean rival vows to take “all necessary measures” to prevent that from happening.

Apple’s request is expected to be considered by a federal judge Sept. 20 in California. At the same time Samsung is going to ask that the potentially crippling verdict be thrown out due to lack of evidence. Apple is expected to ask that damages be tripled to more than $3 billion.

The models Apple wants removed are among more than 20 Samsung devices a San Jose jury said infringed on Apple’s software and hardware designs for the iPhone and iPad. The jury ruled Samsung copied innovations such as scrolling and zooming in on a screen by double tapping, and Apple’s setup for displaying icons.

The immediate Samsung list includes older devices and those sold mainly online, including the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail. The list doesn’t include the new Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note. The U.S. District Court judge hearing the case had already banned Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the U.S. market.

It could be months or even years, however, before the dispute is finally resolved. Samsung plans to appeal.

“We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the US market,” Samsung Electronics said in a statement carried by Dow Jones News Service. Samsung also said it would consider “workarounds” to devices “as a last resort” to get around the patent concerns.

Since Samsung relies on Google’s Android operating system, the big question is whether Apple now will go after Google and its hardware partners with patent infringement suits. Google maintains that most of the infringement and patent claims do not relate to the core Android operating system.

It is said that imitation is the best form of flattery. Is Apple being unrealistic to think that it can prevent its technology from being imitated?

177 comments Add your comment

Brian

August 28th, 2012
1:17 pm

Was it worth $1Billion for Samsung? Did they make over $1B by ripping off the patents?

motorcyclist

August 28th, 2012
1:31 pm

This whole thing proves that people that buy iProducts are to ignorant to know what the difference is. They are buying just a name, not a function.
In other contries, far from the iSheeple, Apple has been losing this same battle.
There will be an appeal. This is far from over.

Call It Like It Is

August 28th, 2012
1:31 pm

Interesting I wonder if Xerox will sue Apple for all the patents they ripped off from them 20 years ago.

JRD

August 28th, 2012
1:33 pm

So this is the big win? A bunch of products that are already a generation or two behind Samsung’s latest and are scarcely on shelves anymore? I don’t even know why Apple would push this ban other than for PR purposes.

?

August 28th, 2012
1:41 pm

@motorcyclist ….Speaking of ignorance you typed “whole thing proves that people that buy iProducts are to ignorant to know what the difference is.” I think you meant are TOO ignorant……

Atl

August 28th, 2012
1:44 pm

It is called product branding. Even if the product is a year or two old, in order to maintain their trademarks they need to pursue these things. Xerox has been fighting the rights to its name as a verb for many years and no deemed generic making the brand blend into its competitors. Ipad name verses a tablet is going to be about the same war.

JedClampit

August 28th, 2012
1:45 pm

I agree Call it like it is. Steve Jobs IPhone is a combination of smart technology of the 90’s like palm pilot, Nokia communicator, blackberry technology, along with software to make a product consmers wanted. I wonder about the Xerox patents also but Xerox essentailly gave it away.

Apple Sucks

August 28th, 2012
1:45 pm

Apple phones will still be years behind samsung phones. Apple cant act like they have never ripped off someone elses design. They just dont want the competition.

NotAHappyGalaxier

August 28th, 2012
1:46 pm

Ok.. so what does this mean for Galaxy S 4G owners like me…? URGH.. This really sucks… Since it doesn’t include Galaxy III I may have to upgrade.. I was really trying to avoid that since I just bought 3 S 4G’s for my accounts… URGH…

??

August 28th, 2012
1:46 pm

“I think you meant are TOO ignorant…..”

Translation please? Gotta love ignorant grammar police…

??

August 28th, 2012
1:47 pm

Apple products are dumbed down garbage…

Put it this way: if you had to buy your grandma a phone, it would probably be an iPhone. Nuff said.

Android User

August 28th, 2012
1:52 pm

So this is how Apple plays, go after your biggest competitor that is a threat and say they stole your product?

IBM should do the same to Apple because they were the 1st to invent a touchscreen phone back in 1992!!!!!

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black….Sheesh!

Thrash

August 28th, 2012
1:52 pm

When does Microsoft sue Apple for the OS ripoffs?

gary

August 28th, 2012
1:56 pm

Apple trully has become the evil empire it once despised Microsoft for being. I am not an apple user and find it a amazing someone would stand in line to wait for any product. What really scares me is how much my nieces desire only apple products. Everything else lis like vegetables to them. They are 18 12 and 8 and you cannot convince them that anyone makes anything better than an apple. The level of marketing (brainwashing) that has occured goes beyond anything I have seen since the good old days of Coke and Marlboro. Apple just owns these kids. Maybe I am the one who is nuts but I would not trade my Razr Max for any iphone.

Apple User

August 28th, 2012
1:58 pm

Use one of their products and you will see why people love them…they are head & shoulders above any other company with competing products.

ExNuYawker

August 28th, 2012
2:00 pm

Samsung phones are the best. I would never buy anything made by Apple!

Samsung is Terrible

August 28th, 2012
2:02 pm

I have personally used droids & the Samsung S III…went to the Samsung to see what the fuss was about but the email is terrible, getting music on the phone takes hours (using Google Music) and the battery life was laughable. Talk all you want about Apple and the users, the product is SOUND!

Be honest, I bet all you Samsung / Droid lovers had to plug your phone in by lunch.

??

August 28th, 2012
2:03 pm

It’s amazing, reading some of the comment boards on the net, 95% are folks that are pissed at Apple. Going to be interesting to see if we’ve seen the peak of Apple.

Ed

August 28th, 2012
2:04 pm

Apple User…

I have used their products and people in my company use them. The problem is for business users apple products won’t support half the functionality as an Android product.

Tee

August 28th, 2012
2:04 pm

I love how apple users think there is no better product. Well obviously apple must feel like they have a competitor in Samsung to sue and now wants their products taken off the U.S. market. I have used both, and I prefer Samsung over Apple. Just saying a little competition never hurt anybody.

??

August 28th, 2012
2:07 pm

Samsung is Terrible: I think you have screen envy. Heck, if my phone had a tiny lil screen like the iphone, I’d be envious too.

Ask your wife: size matters.

gary

August 28th, 2012
2:08 pm

Apple User,

My wife has a Mac and I phones 4s and an Ipad…. Like I said, I don’t get it. My Razr Max has as much processing power as a Mac. I can’t use the Mac to do any type of hard processing or gaming. My Alien will run circles around the mac for the same $. My Razr has a 22 hour talk time. I charge it every few days and can watch hours and of movies on it between charges. Unlike most spyder webbed iphone screens the gorrilla glass on my phone is tough as nails. Had it 6 months without a case and it looks brand new. The camera takes better pictures. I swap out micro usb memory cards and can carry my entire music and movie collection in a case the size of a cigarette lighter. It plays all files. Again, tell me how these apple products are better? Is it the sticker you put on your car? The ipad is pretty slick but does not have any feature that makes it better than the competition. Itunes is a horrible mistake. Why are you standing in line again?

Josh

August 28th, 2012
2:09 pm

Someone get this apple tool off here. Head and shoulders above??.. Apple can’t even figure out the notification system that android has had for years. Have a text or email, Google will tell you right at the top of your phone, while in apple you have to open up the app or program just to see what new messages or email you have. Put that on top of faster os and cheaper phones and it really isint a contest, its just tools like you who have extreme brand loyalty. the only thing apple has ever had is better apps and that is slowly going away. Almost 60% of new smart phones purchased are google’s os, and if it wasn’t for U.S. consumers, which in most cases are retarted, that number would probably be close to 70%.

gary

August 28th, 2012
2:10 pm

Sorry meant “an iphone 4s” (guess a mac would have corrected that for me)

Apple User

August 28th, 2012
2:10 pm

Ed, that is too bad…I only use it for email, phone and opening excel & PDF’s and it works great. Hopefully they will move to help business owners.

Tee, competition is fine but don’t infringe on patents. Just because you don’t like Apple, don’t forget what Samsung did. If you created something then I used it to make billions, I think you would be upset as well. Just saying!

K-Dog

August 28th, 2012
2:10 pm

This decision is bad for all of us. No competition mean higher prices and less innovation..

Chip

August 28th, 2012
2:13 pm

“ruled Samsung copied innovations such as scrolling and zooming in on a screen by double tapping, and Apple’s setup for displaying icons”

The innovation required to patent something must be awfully low when the indicated items are even patentable in the first place. Shouldn’t double tapping to scroll and zoom be something so obvious that it shouldn’t even be eligible for a patent? Reminds of the “one-click ordering” that somebody went after Amazon over several years ago. I think they decided that “one-click ordering” was so obvious that it should never have warranted a patent in the first place.

The patent system has totally run amok when (1) obvious things are allowed to be patented, (2) the patent system stifles innovations for numerous reasons, (3) there are companies and individuals who exist solely to patent certain obvious things so that they can later go after big companies when they incorporate these obvious things in to products (i.e. patent trolls), (4) companies spend billions to buy other companies solely to use their patents in defense of potential litigation (i.e. Google – Motorola Mobility), (5) companies start spending more effort litigating patents than developing new technology.

Apple is doing a great job competing the old fashioned way. Why do this and potentially turn people away from them. Is this what you start doing when you’ve run out of credible ideas. Also, how do you put this before a San Jose jury? How can Samsung get a fair trial in Apple’s back yard.

gary

August 28th, 2012
2:13 pm

Apple exhists because it stole patents…. Just ask xerox

My Sammy

August 28th, 2012
2:13 pm

Galaxy III S: Quad core
Iphone: Keep waiting

Galaxy III S: 4.8″ HD screen
Iphone: Teeny weeny

Galaxy III S: sexy
Iphone: utilitarian in comparison

Robbie

August 28th, 2012
2:15 pm

Wow, what a bunch of ignorant folks here. Don’t worry – if you don’t like Apple then stick with what you have.

Apple User

August 28th, 2012
2:15 pm

Easy Josh, take a few breaths buddy. iPhone has everything you stated and the cost is more for the Samsung S III…it’s $600 new w/o contract. So take a few steps back and F*uck yourself.

Sent from my iPhone

Josh

August 28th, 2012
2:17 pm

surprised you could see to type that on your tiny phone that probably has a cracked screen

SA

August 28th, 2012
2:19 pm

I have had a Samsung for work. It was a total piece of crap compared to my iPhone. As soon as I was able, I ditched it for another iPhone. The phone people at my office told me everybody was dumping their Droids.

Mr.Iphone

August 28th, 2012
2:20 pm

Most people that speak down on Apple products have never used one. People love the products cause 1. the products are head and shoulders above the rest 2. The customer service is head and shoulders above the rest. 3. If you do have a legitimate issue with one of the products (in some cases not even legitimate) they do whats in the best interest of the customer, not the bottom line. 4. Although they incourage you to purchase the new products (iphones & ipads) when they are released. They still give users of the old ones free upgrades so you get most of the new features! They are one of the only companies left in this country that still shows an appriciation for the person who’s paying the bills, THE CUSTOMER!!!!

Arlo

August 28th, 2012
2:21 pm

I chose a long time ago (1989) to pay umore for the superior technology and products that Apple manufactures. I have never had a virus, never had to find a “work around”, never had to get a patch for a new OS and have always enjoyed having the benefit of the latest technology months or sometimes years before my friends & coworkers could get on their PC’s and Droids. I can sense that the HemmorDroid users are a little upset, but what do you expect from an OS made by a company thats name best describes it’s founders penis.

LMAO

August 28th, 2012
2:24 pm

You guys are gonna make me rich. Keep it up.

Calm Down

August 28th, 2012
2:27 pm

I was an Apple hater until the company switched to the iPhone from the Crackberry. Just a bit of a jump in technology there. Then came the iPads. Now I love Apple (although not necessarily iTunes).
My neighbor has a Galaxy s III and I love that as well.
Unfortunately for customers this lawsuit will only serve to slow down the pace of innovation a bit.

fes

August 28th, 2012
2:28 pm

Apple User, there is no need to resort to cursing just because you can’t articulate things. From what I’ve observed from you, it’s bad that Samsung copied some ideas from the iphone, but it’s perfectly fine that Apple stole the same ideas from other companies and just happen to have a silly piece of paper that says they own the idea (even though they stole it). Yeah, that makes sense. The patent process is severely broken and some tort reform is sorely needed.

Arlo

August 28th, 2012
2:28 pm

You folks who don’t know their history should do the research. Then you would know that Xerox had moth balled their personal computer development and gave it to Jobs & Wozniak to see what they could do with it. Bill Gates (under the guise of writing software for the Apple) stole the technology then founded MicroSoft.

??

August 28th, 2012
2:30 pm

LOL, Apple does what’s in the customers best interest?

Yeah. About a year late on offering dual core phones.
Another year late on offering quad core phones (assuming the iphone 5 gets it).
Package up Siri like the killer app so the apple sheep eat it up, when droid had a FREE app in 2010 that did the same thing.
Make up some marketing BS called “retina display”, which basically is the same number of pixels as my Samsung but on a tiny lil 3.5″ screen. I.e., pay more for the same pixels and smaller screen. THANKS!
Oh yeah, charge me $700 plus for a year old phone unlocked (iphone 4S). When every other phone that is a year old is maybe $200. THANKS!

Apple sure looks out for the customers! Thanks!

Hindu Elvis Pimp

August 28th, 2012
2:32 pm

Samsung is Terrible
August 28th, 2012
2:02 pm

I have personally used droids & the Samsung S III…went to the Samsung to see what the fuss was about but the email is terrible, getting music on the phone takes hours (using Google Music) and the battery life was laughable. Talk all you want about Apple and the users, the product is SOUND!

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First, \”Droid\” is a device from Motorola, which is not part of this discussion.

Next, explain how getting music on the Samsung devices was so difficult? Maybe you had problems understanding what you need to do? E mail as well.

I don\’t use my device for music as I have an MP3 player for that. I have no problems with e mail and most of all, I don\’t have the snobbish attitude you have. Most of my Android friends are the same….We have no interest in Apple products, but we don\’t have an attitude either.

??

August 28th, 2012
2:32 pm

Dont get me started on itunes. Apple sheep are so addicted to that crack pipe that they are blind!

Mr.Iphone

August 28th, 2012
2:33 pm

@Calm Down, you my friend are like most of these bloggers on here! They don’t like Apple because????Shucks they don’t even know why. However, if they are ever forced to or decide to take the leap, they too shall become a believer. I have a cousin that was just like them. He was buying the new latest and greatest droid every 6-12 months. Then he did it! He went with the Iphone and you can’t tell him nothing now!!!!

Power Droid User

August 28th, 2012
2:35 pm

LOL, itunes IS a joke. I have a bit torrent app on my phone (not available on iphone because of the app Nazis at Apple), so I download music, movies, shows for free, and store them where I want on my phone.

Julius

August 28th, 2012
2:36 pm

Apple Users are idiots and Apple is a genius marketing company. Its always funny how most Apple users are Liberal hippies. I see them driving in their Volvos with their Apple logo on the car. Do they know how much in Taxes Apple dodges annually? Have they heard of Foxconn mistreats its employees so that they can churn out Ipads for a couple of bucks a day so you can pay $599 for an iPad. -

EJ Moosa

August 28th, 2012
2:39 pm

I wonder who the jury of peers use for their hardware purchases? I wonder if Apple had made cars at the turn of the 20th century, would they have been able to patent the steering wheel and the brake pedal?

Hindu Elvis Pimp

August 28th, 2012
2:40 pm

I\’ll tell you why I don\’t like Apple……Steve Jobs. He took simple devices(iPod), jacked the price up and marketed them so most everyone wanted one. Not bad, but he made it all proprietary with iTunes and the cords and plugs and locked everything down so no one could get to it which meant he made even more money. All of those cords and chargers are licensed so he(Apple now) gets a cut of the action…..Almost like organized crime.

The MP3 player(less expensive) was around long before the iPod. The smart phone long(less expensive) before the iPhone. The computer(less expensive) before the Mac……Nothing new here. However, just reading some of the Apple fan boys remarks, you would think Jobs was Jesus himself.

Heisenberg

August 28th, 2012
2:40 pm

I have no problems telling the difference between the 2 phones pictured. I would buy the larger phone on the right. I would not buy the smaller phone on the left. No confusion here.

Arlo

August 28th, 2012
2:41 pm

@PowerDroidUser… Stealing music, movies and shows is illegal, but what should you expect from folks who use a phone that operates on stolen technology.

Arlo

August 28th, 2012
2:48 pm

@heisenberg… I have a biga** phone from the mid nineties I’ll sell you.