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Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Blocked By Judge From Being Sold In the US

Here is another update on the never ending legal battles between Samsung and Apple:

A U.S. court last Friday ordered an injunction blocking the sale of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the United States, marking the Korean tech king’s second defeat in just one week against Apple.

The court ruled the Galaxy Nexus smartphone “likely” infringes upon all four of the patents Apple included in the preliminary injunction motion it filed in February.

Samsung filed its defense in April in response to the motion.

Apple accuses the Galaxy Nexus of infringing on patents including unified search, or a computerized personal assistant called “Siri” implemented in the iPhone 4S, data tapping, slide to unlock and auto correct features.

“Although Samsung will necessarily be harmed by being forced to withdraw its product from the market before the merits can be determined after a full trial, the harm faced by Apple absent an injunction is greater,” Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California was quoted by Bloomberg as saying in her ruling. “Apple’s interest in enforcing its patent rights is particularly strong because it has presented a strong case on the merits.”  [Joong Ang Ilbo]

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  • leon LaPorte
    7:58 pm on July 3rd, 2012 1

    It’s all bullshit. Samsung sells Apple about 25% of the parts for the iPhone 4. Stuff like the processor and memory. The LAWYERS for both sides have raked in around $400,000,000… That’s right, $400 million dollars…

    They will ultimately do a cross licensing deal but I wonder what would happen is Samsung cut them off? It would hurt Apple much more than Samsung. Few companies could provide the parts at the same cost and volume.

    The only ones winning here are the lawyers and the whole episode has turned into a legal self licking ice cream cone.

    /Next year’s iPhone suddenly overheating and random memory fails would not be a coincidence. :lol:

  • Guitard
    9:46 pm on July 3rd, 2012 2

    Oh the irony . . . a Korean-American judge rules against Samsung.

  • tbonetylr
    10:58 pm on July 3rd, 2012 3

    Since S. Korea discriminates against some foreigners by not allowing them to buy an iphone but will allow them to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S3 :roll: I’m all for U.S. courts banning Samsung phones/tablets in America.

  • Lemmy
    11:18 pm on July 3rd, 2012 4

    #3 how did you come of this information?

  • Lemmy
    11:20 pm on July 3rd, 2012 5

    I have to say I brought a 4s to Korea and traded it for a Samsung Galaxy Note It didn’t take long to return to the iPhone again.

  • tbonetylr
    11:24 pm on July 3rd, 2012 6

    It’s common knowledge, they discriminate by visa type. Try walking into a store that sells an iphone, they will ask for your ID and then check(if they don’t already know) whether your visa type is “okay.”

  • tbonetylr
    11:26 pm on July 3rd, 2012 7

    “So sorry, but would you like a Samsung Galaxy s3 :?:”

  • tbonetylr
    12:08 am on July 4th, 2012 8

    If you’ve you lived in S. Korea for say 5-10 years while having a phone with the same company for that same amount of time you still can’t buy an iphone if you’ve got an E-2 language visa – along with a list of other visa types.

    SK and all others won’t let let some foreigners buy/use the iphone…

    There was once a Seoulpodcast(How to Get an iPhone in Korea Episode) on it but…?

  • Tom
    4:41 am on July 4th, 2012 9

    Hey foreigners, Tbone claims foreigners are not allowed to own the iPhone in Korea. How many have iPhones who purchased in Korea? Hands up please.

  • Tom
    5:09 am on July 4th, 2012 10

    In Korea, getting wireless service for any kind of mobile device and a SIM card, requires that you the subscriber have a Citizen ID number, or an Alien Registration Number in the case of foreign nationals. That’s the law, and it has nothing to do with the iPhone specifically. For foreigners, since the Alien Registration number takes 3 to 4 weeks to be processed and issued to you, this may pose a problem for short term visitors to Korea. Or Maybe Tbone is an illegal alien who didn’t have an alien registration number, which explains the chip on his shoulder.

  • kangaji
    7:45 am on July 4th, 2012 11

    ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 여권반호만 필요하는데…

  • Teadrinker
    7:39 pm on July 4th, 2012 12

    Siri? Isn’t that a ripoff of an Android function?

  • Leon LaPorte
    9:19 pm on July 4th, 2012 13

    Wow Tom, you certainly know a lot about Korea!

    /I have my card, takes about a week

  • MTB Rider
    12:32 am on July 5th, 2012 14

    It’s been a while since Tom actually was in Korea. And a week seems like 3-4 weeks to a ten-year-old. :lol:

  • Robert
    1:15 am on July 5th, 2012 15

    I have to say I brought a 4s to Korea and traded it for a Samsung Galaxy Note It didn’t take long to return to the iPhone again.

    Really? I went from the iPhone 4 to a Note, and I love the thing. Truth be told though, I probably should have waited a bit for the Galaxy S III. Was playing with one at KT recently, and man, it’s fast.

  • Tom
    6:59 am on July 5th, 2012 16

    Very funny MTB Rider. But why would I need an alien card when I have my jumindeungnokjung? :lol: I just go by what foreign aliens tell me. :lol:

  • Son_of_Anarchy
    4:21 pm on July 5th, 2012 17

    Well tom, wrong again. Anyone can get a smart phone in Korea, with a monthly plan, as long as you have a bank account (doesn’t matter where the bank is) and they can verify that you have a steady job. Where have you been? That rule was done away around 2006 or 2007 when Korea was still using 2G phones. Don’t claim that you know everything, turbo tom!!!

  • MTB Rider
    6:47 pm on July 5th, 2012 18

    Well, Tom only gets 7 cents a post, so you can’t expect accuracy every time!

  • Glans
    2:54 pm on July 9th, 2012 19

    The Samsung Galaxy tablet does not infringe on Apple’s iPad design, because the Galaxy is not as cool. So ruled Judge Colin Birss of the UK high court. Charles Arthur reports for the Guardian.

    h/t Kevin Drum.

  • Eddie Cantor
    8:47 pm on August 7th, 2012 20


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