Samsung Officially Adds iPhone 5 to Lawsuit; Also Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban Lifted

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    It looks like we might be seeing the first inklings of a "turnaround" in the patent wars for Samsung against Apple. At the very list, Samsung is striking back, and developing their strategy. First, in a fairly surprising move, Judge Lucy Koh reversed her own earlier decision and lifted the sales ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Before the trial in California that shocked the tech world even began, Judge Koh had ruled it was likely that a Jury would find that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 copied the iPad, so she preemptively banned the device.

    As it turns out, the jury did not agree with her assessment and didn't include the G-Tab 10.1 on their list of infringing devices. After the trial, Samsung appealed to a higher court to lift the sales ban. This court kicked it back down to Judge Koh. She just lifted the sales ban late yesterday on the device. Additionally, it is possible that Samsung could get Apple to pay up $2.6 Million dollars for lost revenue of the product while it was banned. Sadly, that is a paltry sum compared to the $1.05 Billion dollar verdict that Samsung was saddled with from the loss in the California court vs. Apple.

    Luckily, Samsung's newest strategy just went official today as well. Previously we reported that Samsung intended to add the iPhone 5 to their lawsuits against Apple infringing on LTE patents. That is now official, as Samsung added the phone to their legal case. Samsung claims that the iPhone 5 infringes two standards patents and six features patents.

    Unfortunately, it will be some time for this new strategy to bear any fruit for Samsung. Their court date for the case isn't until 2014. That's a long time to wait, and several more product launches later for Apple. Still, Sammy is defending themselves in the only way left to them now. Here's a quote from the company,

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    She had the authority to ban the device but couldnt lift it afterwards.
    "Judge Koh had ruled it was likely* that a Jury would find that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 copied the iPad, so she preemptively* banned the device."

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    2014!! Apple gets a date in months and Samsung has to wait years. WTF
     
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    Seems to me that the galaxy tab is light years ahead of the ipad3. I have the ipad3 and the galaxy tab is way ahead.. except in recording music... dang it..

    But none of that will be taken into consideration... :rolleyes:

    Apple wars... food fight!! :D
     
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    ya that is a bit fishy isn't it?

    though just the fact that it's there means that Samsung can try to push harder between now and then
    there's always potential for a change in date / venue which could work in Sammy's favor.

    About time someone took a bite outta Apple, and in a big way. LTE patents are the best ammo they got.
     
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    But by 2014, its plenty of time for Apple to use a different LTE radio in future phones. The iPhone 5 will be about to retire so it won't even matter. Fishy isn't the half of what it smells like.
     
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    Isnt Googlerola supposed to be jumping in?
    Where are they at with their extensive patents?
    Perhaps they can shut Apple down before then.
     
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    Re: Samsung Officially Adds iPhone 5 to Lawsuit; Also Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban Lifte

    Googlerla is suing them over WiFi patents... but I haven't heard that it includes the the iPhone 5 because they filed it before it was released/announced

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    As we speak.
    Look what happened. Just NOW dropped on the news.
    Google withdraws recent ITC complaint in Motorola v. Apple case -- Engadget
     
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    It is a bit suspicious that Apple gets their cases fast-tracked to the extent that they do. Regardless, like Apple, when this goes to court in 2014, Samsung will be able to amend their claim to add any new devices that infringe. That is supposing that Apple hasn't found a way around things by that point.
     
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