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After Knocked-Down Damages Claim, Apple Again Seeks to Ban Some Samsung Phones 114

Posted by timothy
from the literally-anti-competitive-behavior dept.
Bloomberg reports that after Apple's patent victory in court last week over smart-phone rival Samsung, Apple is seeking a sales ban on several specific phones from Samsung; none of them are currently flagship devices. "The nine devices targeted by Cupertino, California-based Apple for a U.S. sales ban include the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S3 and Stratosphere." Getting the competition blocked from the marketplace over patent claims is something that Apple's tried before in connection with its beef with Samsung, and the company has had mixed results, depending on jurisdiction. Last week's decision in favor of Apple hints that the jury didn't think the company deserved the entire $2.2 billion it was seeking, awarding (a mere) $120 million, instead.
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After Knocked-Down Damages Claim, Apple Again Seeks to Ban Some Samsung Phones

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 25, 2014 @06:27PM (#47089525)

    This lawsuit makes no business sense whatsoever. Why the hell don't Apple and Samsung settle with a cross-licensing agreement?

    Because Apple does not want to compete in an open market, they want to be the ONLY market. There is a reason they only have a 14% global market share vs Android (2013), their products are overpriced crap. You can get an iPhone 5S for $249.99 (AT&T) versus a Samsung Galaxy S5 for $199.99 (AT&T). But of course on the Galaxy S5 you'll have to put up with such things as a larger higher resolution screen, twice as many megapixels on your camera, twice as much internal memory, removable battery, removable MicroSD, and many many others. Apple is smart enough to know that they cannot compete on price and features, so they try to get the competition banned.

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