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Samsung Tries To Ban Import of iDevices To US 201

tekgoblin writes "The battle between Apple and Samsung has just heated up again. Samsung has filed a complaint to the International Trade Commission to ban import of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod products to the U.S. From the article: 'Samsung, the world’s second-largest maker of mobile phones whose Galaxy devices compete with the iPhone and iPad, claims Apple is infringing five patents, according to a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington yesterday. The ITC, which can block imports of products found to violate U.S. patents, must decide if it will investigate Samsung’s claims.'"
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Samsung Tries To Ban Import of iDevices To US

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  • by gmezero ( 4448 ) on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @06:23PM (#36616700) Homepage

    Seriously, right off the bat when Apple sued Samsung the first thought that crossed my mind was "how is this going to work out", Samgung is simply going to counter sue the crap out of them. Then when it was noted that the iPhone contains Samsung parts, I just shook my head at the stupidity.

    I'm sure the person at Apple that was getting pats on the back over this slick move is now picking the shoe parts out of their ass.

    You know the extra delicious bit of irony with this new turn is that we have a Korean company suing an American company and filing for injunction to prevent the American company from shipping their products because they've outsource production overseas. HAhahaha. Globalization? How's that working out for you?

  • by ackthpt ( 218170 ) on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @06:38PM (#36616846) Homepage Journal

    They are going to have a hard time finding a judge or jury who isn't addicted to some Apple product methinks.

    we had to dismiss half the jury for texting during the trial.

  • by Mordok-DestroyerOfWo ( 1000167 ) on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @06:47PM (#36616926)

    Are you an idiot or something? Do you think someone's going to hold a seance with the long-dead framers of the Constitution, and ask them their opinion on the issue, then write an article on their paranormal findings for us to provide a citation? This is easily the stupidest "[citation needed]" post I've ever seen on Slashdot.

    [Citation Needed]

  • by mjwx ( 966435 ) on Wednesday June 29, 2011 @09:23PM (#36618078)

    If you really think that Apple didn't know they used Samsung parts, and they didn't expect counter-suits, then you really don't understand businesses in general and Apple especially.

    If you think Apple aren't betting that Samsung is not a vindictive company you dont understand law suits in general.

    Apple are suing because Samsung smart phones are taking sales away from Apple phones. Apple derives over 50% of it's income from phone sales (a single product) so they've got a lot to lose if phone sales are threatened, namely their astronomical share price.

    The suit was an act of a desperate company, if you cant see that you dont understand how tech business work. Those at the top dont worry about others, those who fall behind sue everyone (and that children, is how bubbles burst).

    Samsung hold all the power here, if Apple becomes too bothersome, they'll just find a way to get rid of all their current contracts. Apple does not make up that much of Samsungs sales and the products they sell to Apple can be sold to many other customers (Sony, HTC, HP, Dell).

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