“The most notable case in which members of the UPC industry coalition stand on opposing sides is Apple’s appeal of Judge Lucy Koh’s August 2014 denial of a permanent injunction against Samsung over the patents on which Apple had prevailed at the spring 2014 trial,” Florian Müller writes for FOSS Patents. “Apple says that a feature-specific injunction should be granted here and claims to have better evidence in place this time around (Apple filed a reply brief this week that reinforces the points made in its opening brief) but Samsung argues that Apple still can’t tie patented features to lost sales. Google sides with Samsung on this and has, together with other significant companies (LG, HTC, SAP, Red Hat, Rackspace), asked the Federal Circuit for permission to file an amicus curiae brief.”
“Apple formally opposes the proposed filing, noting that Google accepted to indemnify Samsung with respect to certain patents. However, no liability was established with respect to those patents, and as a result, they are not at issue in this injunction appeal. Apple also points to various business relationships between Google and some of the other amici curiae, even including some small-scale business partnerships compared to which there’s actually a much closer cooperation between Apple and Samsung in certain (component-related) areas,” Müller writes. “Notably, HTC and LG compete with Samsung, and since HTC has a ten-year license agreement in place with Apple, it has no reason to be concerned about the particular patents at issue here.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Anyone who thinks Apple IP wasn’t ripped off is ignorant, stupid or blind.
What was Samsung’s intent in making their inferior products look as close as possible to Apple’s?
To ride on (steal) Apple’s massive R&D investments in creating the modern day smartphone and tablet along with stealing Apple’s huge marketing investments that created and continue to create a huge market for both categories. Samsung is a thief, plain and simple.
In a just and moral world, Samsung would actually owe Apple multiple billions of dollars and nobody on the planet would patronize such a company, either. Sadly, we live in this world, where massive thievery goes virtually unpunished and where confused and/or morally-bankrupt ignorati reward thieves for their crimes.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
Here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone: