“I said yesterday that it appeared quite weak that Samsung didn’t defend the U.S. version of its product but instead agreed not to sell it in Australia,” Florian Mueller writes for FOSS Patents. “That part was just confirmed by Samsung: they committed not to sell it. I fully believe them that they never planned to sell it there anyway, but if they thought the product faces no (potential) infringement issues, they wouldn’t have entered into such an agreement. If you don’t plan to travel to the North Pole next month and I ask you to guarantee to me in writing that you won’t do it, would you sign it? I’m sure you’d refuse to do so, arguing that I have no right to demand such a commitment.”
“I invite Samsung to explain why the Australian version of the product will be more defensible than the U.S. version as far as Apple’s asserted, mostly multi-touch-related, patents are concerned,” Mueller writes. “Absent a plausible explanation, Samsung’s comment on the Australian situation only serves as additional confirmation that Apple is making headway (which doesn’t necessarily mean that Apple will get an injunction, but Samsung doesn’t exude confidence as far as the asserted patents are concerned).”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: People don’t want half-assed imitations. They want iPads.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]
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