Battle Of UK, US, Korea, Apple & Samsung
by James Denison - 7/19/12 3:31 AM
or "you have your court, I have mine". Apple and Samsung have two different court cases going on about infringements between them. Google's Android operating system is also involved in the US case concerning Samsung's use of it.
One case was just ruled in UK court and Apple ordered to publish an admission that Samsung did not infringe on their iPad with the Galaxy. Back to the US court where Samsung isn't having the same luck. Conflicting court decisions in which Samsung may continue Galaxy sales in Europe, but blocked from US markets.
Not too unlike protective tariff battles in the past between governments? The part that gets me is being "ordered to make a public apology" even if the person or corporation doesn't believe in such apology. Isn't it enough to make a public acknowledgement of an adverse ruling instead? If I believed a ruling was incorrect, I'd never do what the judge ordered until it was changed to an acknowledgement instead. I believe judges go to far in ordering apology and perverts the very meaning of the concept in doing so. There's a big difference between apology and acknowledgement and I think judges should take some language lessons to better define the conceptual difference between the terms in their own minds.
Hmm, I think maybe the UK judge should be forced to "apologize" for ordering a forced "apology". Yes, that would be so righteous, even if it made a Liar out of him too.
Hurray for Samsung in UK court system.
A U.K. court wants to make it clear that Samsung did not infringe on
Apple's iPad design so they're forcing the iPad maker to issue a public
notice saying they were wrong, according to a report.
In a move to counteract any damage done to Samsung's reputation because of the trial, Apple (AAPL)
will have to issue a statement on its website and in British Newspapers
reiterating the court's ruling that Samsung did not copy Apple's
tablet. The notice on Apple's website will need to remain present for six months, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Hurray for Apple in US court system.
An American judge ordered Samsung Electronics Co. to halt U.S. sales
of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone while the court considers Apple's claim
that the South Korean company infringed its patents.
In Apple's second victory in a week against
Android devices, the U.S. District Court of Northern California said
Friday that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone "likely" infringes four patents
held by Apple Inc., including a patent used in the "Siri"
voice-activated assistance available in the iPhone 4S.
"Apple has clearly shown that it is likely to
suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary injunctive
relief," Judge Lucy Koh wrote in the ruling available online.
She ordered Apple to post a $96 million bond —
an estimated damage sustained by Samsung from the temporary sales ban —
in case the iPhone maker loses to Samsung in a later trial, scheduled
for 2014. The sales ban in the United States will be effective
immediately when Apple posts the bond.
Samsung and Apple have been embroiled in multiple lawsuits in Asia,
North America and Europe since April 2011 when Apple accused Samsung of
copying its iPhone and iPad. Samsung shot back with claims that Apple is
using its mobile technology without permission.