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Apple lists 8 Samsung products it wants banned

By Paul Elias

Associated Press


SAN FRANCISCO >>  Apple Inc. submitted a list of eight Samsung Electronics Co. products it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the U.S. market.

Apple submitted the list today after a jury found Samsung copied the iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the products.

The products are: 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.

A judge will decide the issue later.

Apple claimed in a sweeping lawsuit that Samsung's smartphones and computer tablets "slavishly copied" the iPhones and iPads. Samsung countered with its own claims that Apple used its wireless technology without proper compensation.

A nine-person jury in its verdict last week unanimously agreed with Apple and ordered Samsung to pay $1 billion. Most of the damages were tied to Samsung's smartphones. It rejected Samsung's counterclaims.

The award represents about 1.5 percent of Samsung's annual revenue. Analysts said the embarrassment of the verdict is a bigger blow for Samsung than the financial setback.

Still, the question remains whether Samsung and other Apple competitors will have to redesign their smartphones to avoid infringing Apple's patents. Most analysts agree the verdict sends a threatening message to device makers like Samsung who use Google's Android operating system.

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Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Is this demand by Apple to yank these Samsung products in conjunction with the recent case that Apple won? A separate action? Unclear story, sloppy reporting. Such a ban, if it ever takes effect, would have far more reaching consequences than the recent billion dollar verdict.
on August 27,2012 | 10:37AM
808BigE wrote:
Geez Apple, get over yourself. All you're doing is trying to preserve the market only for yourself cause ur in a panic because your two visionaries (Jobs and Wozniak) are both gone. Everyone takes from everyone, it's how the industry progresses and moves forward. You've stolen countless technologies from even more companies without giving credit or royalties. How much damages are you paying for in terms of violating patents? How many companies have sued you for copying technology? Goose egg.Get over yourself. Adapt, innovate, and come out with new technology that will uplift the entire industry through sharing and mutual respect. Not bring it down, and hold others back and stall the technology. For those of you who don't understand the current situation, and all the stuff that Apple has take from others, watch this video. Explains it all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeC25BM9E0&sns=fb
on August 27,2012 | 11:48AM
onevoice82 wrote:
Do you actually believe what you just posted?? Your promote stealing because everybody does it??? Even if that statement about the electronic industry were true, your sure showed your character didn't you.......
on August 28,2012 | 05:47AM
leoscott wrote:
He probbaly cheated in college as well, shows character.
on August 28,2012 | 06:12AM
onevoice82 wrote:
Apple spent years at the bottom of the PC race under microsoft and never stole anything from Bill Gates as they watched their stock and market share in the personal computer game drop and drop. Now that they found a perfect match for their operating system in small hand helds, they are reaping the rewards. This is well earned and now they are bigger than Microsoft. They do not need to "get over thelmselves". They have earned their place at the top and other companies are free to create a better mousetrap, not steal someone elses!
on August 28,2012 | 12:22PM
Anonymous wrote:
Watch out folks, they will subpoena your posts if you flame them and sue you too.
on August 27,2012 | 12:44PM
TomM wrote:
Buy now, while they are available.
on August 27,2012 | 01:19PM
soundofreason wrote:
No mention of the S3 though
on August 28,2012 | 06:39AM
nomakeshame wrote:
Apple might just inadvertently boost Samsungs sales by trying to get these listed products banned. Personally, I don't care one way or another, but I do know I have had my Samsung Epic for two years with no problems while my friends are constantly at the Apple store trying to get their Iphones fixed.
on August 27,2012 | 01:34PM
thepartyfirst wrote:
Like Obama said you did not build/make it Apple, somebody else did.
on August 27,2012 | 01:54PM
awahana wrote:
The founder admitted it himself: http://youtu.be/ZXBU7ogiKnc
on August 27,2012 | 03:13PM
helflyer wrote:
fair or unfair competition, whatever brings the price down for an IPAD and Apple products has my vote....only the consumer feels the pain, Do you think any of the consumers buying Apple Products will smell the billions they're expected to receive???
on August 27,2012 | 03:31PM
sumoroach wrote:
HTC had the design before apple so I hope HTC sues Apple. Anti trust suits.
on August 27,2012 | 09:37PM
onevoice82 wrote:
If that is true then they should sue!
on August 28,2012 | 05:49AM
nomakeshame wrote:
I just remembered I have to take my friend to court for getting a higher grade on a test we both took. He did much better than I and I didn't like that, even though we both had the same information to study from.
on August 28,2012 | 06:28AM
soundofreason wrote:
Dont' need to sue him. Just give him credit via royalties/patent agreements. Afterall, you used HIS book.
on August 28,2012 | 06:43AM
Anonymous wrote:
Apple is just pissed off that Samsung makes the same product and can sell it for less than Apple. Apple needs to step up their game to distance themselves from their competitors. Last time I checked, when you are in a race, let's say a marathon, and you are the leader, do you turn around and grumble to the person trailing you or do you speed up and do your best to distance yourself from them? LOL!
on August 27,2012 | 10:46PM
onevoice82 wrote:
Do yiou steal their energy drink or untie your competors shoes???? We are talking about stealing here not fair competition. Apple is more than willing to race fairly!
on August 28,2012 | 05:51AM
nomakeshame wrote:
Really? How fair was it that the trial was held in Apple's backyard, no doubt heavily influenced by Apple. Samsung will appeal. How fair is it that Apple is trying to stifle its competition from actually competing. Its like McDonalds suing Burger King over the hamburger, its a matter of preference. When you take away that right to choose or prefer, you are monopolizing, and no longer playing a fair game, just a game of corporate greed. What is Apple gonna do when Samsung cuts off its supply of parts for the Iphone? Steal the designs? Of course they will, but instead they gonna call it fair competition. See the hypocrisy?
on August 28,2012 | 06:25AM
soundofreason wrote:
In a nutshell, it's not fair to just copy where another company did all the research and development. The whole idea behind patents is that people get paid back for what they've researched, developed, invented or designed. That being said, you can THEN make a significant change/IMPROVEMENT TO that patent and then you're the front runner that the new up and comers will have to build upon and YOU get royalties for them using YOUR stuff too. It promotes change with reward to all those who contribute. I am not a fan of Apple. I am a fan of fairness.
on August 28,2012 | 06:49AM
onevoice82 wrote:
Apple spent years at the bottom of the PC race under microsoft and never stole anything from Bill Gates as they watched their stock and market share in the computer game drop and drop. Now that they found a perfect match for their operating system in small hand helds, they are reaping the rewards. This is well earned and now they are bigger than Microsoft. All I see here is fair game and protecting what is rightfully theirs. Of course they are going to file suit in the state that they are incorporated in. I still see no hypocrisy here. nomakeshame, you are not making sense. Cheers.
on August 28,2012 | 12:19PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
What is not mentioned is that this is a BIG loss for the consumers. As a result of this I can foresee rising prices on Apple products due to the elimination of competiition. It is ironic that Apple would go after its competitors for violations when in fact they hired a notorious hacker to work for them. This hacker was associated with the hacking of its iPhone. So they rewarded this criminal for his actions against Apple. Apple hit the highest price after the verdict against Samsung. This verdict ushers in a new age of monopoly on smartphones for Apple thus higher prices and premium for their services.
on August 28,2012 | 10:13AM
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