Trump administration backs Apple, says Supreme Court should deny Samsung’s most recent cert petition

“Just this week, The Wall Street Journal reported on the high-volume business Apple is doing with Samsung, a key supplier of components for various products including the new flagship iPhone, the iPhone X, on which Samsung will reportedly make $110 per unit,” Florian Mueller writes for FOSS Patents. “But as device makers, the two remain fierce competitors–and adversaries in court.”

“A few months after the Supreme Court of the United States requested the Trump Administration’s perspective on Samsung’s most recent petition for writ of certiorari, the Solicitor General of the United States, Noel Francisco, has expressed the views of the U.S. federal government,” Mueller writes.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.S. President Donald Trump at tech summit in June 2017
Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.S. President Donald Trump at tech summit in June 2017
“The short version is this: the DoJ tells the Supreme Court to deny all three parts of Samsung’s petition, but it’s not a ringing endorsement of the Federal Circuit’s controversial en banc decision. Not at all. It’s completely based on procedural and standard-of-review considerations.”

Mueller writes, “It’s too early to have statistics on how the Supreme Court views Solicitor General Francisco’s recommendations. But it’s not like it’s over for Samsung. It’s a setback for them and, conversely, a significant intermediate victory for Apple, but the Supreme Court can still decide either way.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Thanks mostly to the glacial pace of legal proceedings, justice will never be fully served in these cases of obvious theft, patent infringement, and trade dress infringement.

The main reason why Samsung and the rest of the thieves are able to sell phones and tablets at all was because they made and continue to make fake iPhones and fake iPads designed to fool the ignorati in much the same way that Microsoft et al. profited wildly from upside-down and backwards fake Macs at the end of the 20th century. Google, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, et al. are the Microsofts, HPs, Dells, and eMachines of the new century.

If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.

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

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

30 Comments

  1. President Trump will do right by Apple for a very special reason.

    He is not an ideologue and not a professional swamp politician. He cares about doing good and moving the country forward not worrying about the political point scorecard and fearless in the face of the MSM relentless criticism.

    Totally refreshing …

    1. b/c of his odd, boorish and juvenile characteristics, I hope you’re right GoeB. I’ve quit hoping for a mature personality and now it all rests on his accomplishments, for which I eagerly anticipate. I guess my expectations are unreasonable to expect both from a Prez?

        1. Correction GoeB…it’s not merely style/fashion, which I equate to veneer. It’s the essence of a man, which includes quality of character. Being kind/generous, he’s lacking in this realm. At this point, only results matter because he doesn’t have the other components I expect in a Prez.

          1. “It’s the essence of a man, which includes quality of character. Being kind/generous, he’s lacking in this realm.”

            President Trump declined a presidential salary. Not generous enough for you?

            Trump as a candidate financed his own campaign, not generous enough for you?

            “At this point, only results matter because he doesn’t have the other components I expect in a Prez.”

            Your personal components aside — only results MATTER …

            1. Perhaps better said; “I’m being kind/generous to say he’s lacking in this realm.”
              Per the salary, hardly a sacrifice, no? Sure, it’s est at $400k, but when one has a billions, it’s not really that big of a deal. Don’t misunderstand, I think it’s good, but one has to look at the proportional reality. There are a few presidents in our history that are linked with desirable results AND personality/character. This is much preferred and if you say otherwise, we are in different worlds.

        1. Donald Trump has one helluva lot larger battle against tyranny than the great Ronald Reagan ever did. The “Barbarians Inside The Gates” that Trump battles are a thousand-fold more dangerous than the USSR to the sovereignty of the United States. But, Reagan won, and so will Trump.

        1. Without a doubt!

          JFK, Reagan and President Trump will prove tax cuts will jumpstart the economy.

          Smuck Shumer always the contrarian is a traitor and liar to the good citizens …

        2. Without a doubt!

          JFK, Reagan and President Trump will prove tax cuts will jumpstart the economy.

          Smuck Shumer always the contrarian is a traitor and liar to the good citizens …

  2. That picture is omitting an awful lot of smartphones that came before the iPhone (were there smartphones in that picture).
    No need to put up a garbage comparison to make a point as the editorial stands on its own without it.

  3. That orange clown is the most incompetent, narcissistic blowhard to ever sit in the Oval (since Jackson at least, but although he was evil, one could argue he was at least competent). It boggles the mind the pretzels that “conservatives” are twisting themselves into to support this corrupt, draft-dodging New York elitist.

    Honestly, if Trump had a “D” by his name can you imagine the explosion that would be coming from the so-called “Grand Old Party” right now? It would be non-stop impeachment hearings (for personally leaking classified info to Russian diplomants in the Oval, for his chief of staff using a compromised phone for MONTHS, for his personal advisors using private email accounts, and on and on).

    When are the folks on the Right (on this site, and in Congress) going to admit they were conned by the world’s greatest con artist/reality show huckster? When will you be outraged enough that your tax dollars are going to fund his golf trips and private plane rides for his cabinet? When will you be say “enough” to his using the power of the White House to sell Trump properties all over the globe?

    Pretend Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama did 1% of the things Trump is doing. Would it be ok if they did it? If not, it’s time to stand up to this lying, cheating grifter.

    1. “Pretend Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama did 1% of the things Trump is doing. Would it be ok if they did it? If not, it’s time to stand up to this lying, cheating grifter.”

      OK, you can’t stand President Trump — got it.

      The childish name calling aside, simply want to point out some ridiculous accusations not based in facts.

      The 1% argument is absolutely ludicrous. Obama set a presidential record for taxpayer funded vacations. Guess you don’t remember one vacation where Michele wanted to leave a day early by herself in a private jet and double security detail at double the cost.

      Hillary in the White House? Thank the smart voters for not voting for the most crooked candidate in modern times.

      The White House would be up to highest bidder for all bedrooms not just the Lincoln mocked by her husband in the 1990s.

      You have so many falsehoods in your post, but I’ll just leave it at that …

  4. “Obama set a presidential record for taxpayer funded vacations”

    100% correct. And guess what: Trump spending 8X WHAT OBAMA DID. He’s set to pass Obama’s costs (accumulated over 8 years) WITHIN ONE YEAR.

    “Thank the smart voters for not voting for the most crooked candidate in modern times.”

    WTF? There’s literally nobody more crooked than Donald Trump.

    – His aides use private email
    – He leaks classified info to Russians IN THE OVAL
    – He lied over and over saying he’d release his tax returns and now refuses to do it
    – He conned Trump University customers out of $25 million
    – He stiffed contractors so he could get a tax break
    – He runs pay-to-play Mar-a-lago where donors pay $200K to get access to him for a weekend

    And on and on.

    You think Clinton is corrupt, yet you read the above and think that’s all fine? Or let me guess, you dismiss it as “fake news” because the cognitive dissonance in your brain is too strong.

    Unbelievable.

    1. Once again you are making a ton of accusations from a partisan media OPINION perspective full of extrapolation and conflation.

      HALF of your so called list of bad deeds, while not looking good to detractors — ARE LEGAL and no big deal.

      For example: Aides use private e-mail? Well, I have work e-mail for business and several accounts for personal use. Doesn’t everyone?

      And since you have not brought it up Clinton’s private e-mail was just fine for government work all the while accepting millions for her foundation from foreign governments, right? I guess when you’re BROKE leaving the White House that is the ONLY way to make millions when you have no business experience. Billionaire President Trump does not have that problem.

      .”And guess what: Trump spending 8X WHAT OBAMA DID.”

      I have not read that anywhere and you may be correct. That said, provide your source.

      And while you are providing sources turn over illegal proof the White House helps the Russians out of the Oval Office to the NYT for a Pulitzer and the FBI for a reward.

      On second thought, why not just go back to what you are smoking …

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