Apple fights for U.S. permanent injunction against convicted patent infringer Samsung

“Samsung sought to defeat Apple’s bid for a permanent sales ban against some Samsung smartphones, arguing in court on Thursday that Apple’s request was an attempt to instill fear among telecom carriers and retailers that carry Samsung’s products,” Reuters reports. “At a hearing in federal court in San Jose, California, Samsung attorney Kathleen Sullivan told U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that the injunction would give the iPhone maker an opening to come back to court quickly and argue that newer Samsung products should also be banned. ‘An injunction would create fear and uncertainty for the carriers and retailers with whom Samsung has very important customer relationships,’ Sullivan said.”

MacDailyNews Take: Tough shit. Your client shouldn’t be allowed to peddle stolen products.

“Apple attorney William Lee said that a jury has already found that nearly two dozen phones infringed Apple patents, and that Apple Inc has lost sales to a direct competitor. ‘The natural, inexorable result is an injunction,’ Lee said,” Reuters reports. “Apple’s request for the permanent injunction stems from the companies’ legal fight over various smartphone features patented by Apple, such as the use of fingers to pinch and zoom on the screen and design elements such as the phone’s flat, black glass screen. Apple has won U.S. jury verdicts against Samsung Electronics totaling about $930 million.”

“Koh had previously rejected such a sales ban, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered her to reconsider in November,” Reuters reports. “Sullivan, the Samsung lawyer, argued that the injunction would allow Apple seek other bans on new products on a much faster timeline than through traditional patent litigation, which can take years.”

MacDailyNews Take: In other words, Samsung’s entire legal strategy – delay, delay, delay while wildly profiting from their blatant crime – would be destroyed. How ’bout it, Lucy, how ’bout some justice out of you for a change?

Reuters reports, “Koh did not say when she would rule on the request.”

MacDailyNews Take: Of course she didn’t.

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MacDailyNews Take: It’ll be six years this April that we wrote: Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

And here’s Google’s Android before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

Related articles:
Two jury verdicts still don’t equal resolution in Apple v. Samsung battle – November 22, 2013
Samsung to appeal cases with damages totaling $930 million for infringing Apple’s patents as jurors speak – November 22, 2013
Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008


    1. The DOJ is vacating its fiduciary duty to Apple inc. in failing to expedite justice effectively by allowing Samsung to flout several judges in multiple courts who have issued summary judgements against this Gog.

  1. Lucy is obviously in the Tank for Samsung her Court is becoming a circus for pro-Korean bias against an American manufacturer.

    This one should wind up in the Supreme Court. Justice delayed is certainly justice denied. Maybe the Supremes will tack on a 12% to 15% interest rate to make Apple’s wait worthwhile.

    The unethical behavior of Samsung and its law firm is startling and the court just gives them a slap on the wrist making them, pay Apple’s lawyer costs. Our justice system is in the toilet.

  2. Best joke of the day:

    ‘An injunction would create fear and uncertainty for the carriers and retailers with whom Samsung has very important customer relationships,’

    The only important relationship at jeopardy here is between Samsung’s advertising budget and the carriers/retailers.

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