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Apple Getting Nasty; Seeks Import & Sales Ban on HTC Devices and the Galaxy S III

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jun 6, 2012.

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    Apple has stooped to an all new level of legal venom. Today they filed two new separate complaints designed to kick Android in the... teeth. One is against HTC and the other is against Samsung. First, they filed a new complaint with the ITC to seek a ban on the importation and sale of all HTC devices. Furthermore, they want all current HTC stock to be pulled from shelves. Just last week the HTC One X and it's Sprint variant, the HTC EVO 4G LTE were held up in customs because of a small legal Apple had victory over at HTC. Eventually, U.S. Customs came to the conclusion that the phones did not violate the HTC patent, and were allowed to pass. Apparently, Apple doesn't agree with this assessment. Here's a quote with more details, followed by Apple's attack on Samsung,

    Apple didn't stop there today. They also brought a motion against Samsung, calling for a ban on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Apparently, they believe that the SGS3 violates the same patents that the HTC phones do, and that Samsung's new S-Voice is too much like Siri. Here's a quote with the details,

    I don't even know what to say anymore. It seems like such a monumental waste of time and money, to just give extra press to their competition. I just throw my hands up in disgust...

    Source: Phandroid and Engadget
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    Just when we were all getting comfortable waiting for the arrival of the SGSIII, Stormy comes in, tells us all to shut up and sit down, and lays this on us :big smile:

    This is just getting absurd, it really is
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    Exactly

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    I can't help it. I just have to report this stuff, especially when you brought me the story ck. LOL!

    But you are right brutha. We have ventured into the territory of crazy-land. At what point do the courts say, "Enough is enough. Stop wasting the court's time and tax-payer dollars or we will fine you for frivolous lawsuits." <sigh>
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    Maybe if the courts start doing what they did in the Oracle case, "Waste everyones time, pay for the defendants legal fee's" this nonsense would slow down.
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    And Siri has a very similar functionality that Android Voice Commands does. Seriously, if my dog was this bat $*** crazy, I'd take it out and shoot it in the woods. Apple needs to grow up and STFU already. They are going to sue and sue as much as they can because they are already dying. They can't come up with anything new anymore and are themselves guilty of using other companies ideas. Their next iOS6 baby project is their own Maps app. Ya, its going to do the exact same thing as Google Maps. Somehow thats ok though...
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    It seems like these days, everytime a company that ISN'T Apple brings out a new device, Apple automatically sues them. I wish the manufacturers of ANY smartphone prior to the iPhone would sue the crap out of Apple. Apple acts like they invented everything tech, they DIDN'T. Honestly getting so sick of this I wish they would go out of business. To bad there are so many fanboys who love them.

    All they do is take existing tech and put it into an upscale package.
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    You know Apple's motto ...."You will be assimilated or destroyed!" :icon_ devil:
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    I do not think apple is in a sort of trouble in the phone market, however they're feeling the heat BIGTIME.

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    I am getting really tired of a this BS.

    Apple won't be happy until Android doesn't exist as Windows mobile and RIM pose no threat to them.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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    Someone complained about the lock screen on the ics leaks for the RAZR. I said as long as it makes Apple happy, i'm all for it.

    Is it just me or are other industries, markets a lil less petty with these types of things?
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    They'll go after them. If Android is gone where do they think all the android users are going to go?

    They won't be happy till we're all on iPhones. Or basic feature phones.
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    We need a good recipe for apple pie.. I like Dutch :)

    This is just getting to be to much. Perhaps IOS is unveiling a legal app?? Hmmmmm, what would they call it???

    Ooooh, die DROID die!!! :( I don't like the name of that app lmao

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    Sigh.... this is gettin old Apple.
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    not for anything but I think we need to start to spam apple on the social network on how their so called "IP's" are not so original.

    S voice/siri are both the same as Vlingo(fyi August 21, 2007 their first beta went live)

    um do I even need to bring up iOS's drop down menu?

    I really would like to see a list of how many of others IP's apple has screwed with.

    I really really hope google keeps a close eye on apple with their new maps that is in the works; and rip them a new one every time they release something for it. requesting a ban and such.
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    Well, let's look at it from the standpoint of the automotive industry. If Apple were Dodge, HTC Chevy, and Samsung Ford; Dodge would be suing Chevy and Ford because the Camaro and Mustang are too similar to the Challenger.
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    You mean because they have four wheels and a rectangular shape with rounded edges.
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    If their new iOS version turns out to look like some folks doing renders think it will there are going to be a lot of unhappy icrap users. They added 4 rows of icons to account for the extra screen space.

    They kinda don't have anything they can do with it without copying Android.

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    If only the courts were rational and logical like us. Tho it was kinda funny and good to see that judge who coded presiding over that Oracle v Goog case. And here I thought my hate for Apple couldn't grow any stronger, and here they go again. Seems every other week they're coming up with something new, more like every week, and your right, frivulous lawsuits. Can imagine they're profit margin isn't what it was before they started they're laughable "thermonuclear war on android" campaign. Hahahaha that picture of that apple for this story, man...that's some scary stuff. Apple SHOULD change that pic to their official logo, they're just straight up ugly nowadays.:biggrin:
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    iLegal, or iSue.... who knows but it's effing ridiculous
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