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Galaxy S3 Sales Will Proceed Despite Apple Injunction, Samsung Says

Steven Blum

Another day, another credulous Apple lawsuit against Android. This time, the Californian tech bohemith wants to completely ban the import of the Galaxy S3 (good luck with that!). Apple claims the phone infringes two out of the four patents Apple has gone after the Galaxy Nexus for: universal search and smart links (the hyperlinks on phone numbers that send users to their dialer). Instead know... INNOVATING, Apple is reviewing the two other patents in their suit to see if the Galaxy S3 violates them as well (including slide to unlock and keyboard suggestions). 

Samsung's entirely reasonable opposition reads, "This should not be done on two days' notice, without due process, and with no factual record whatsoever" and that "Adding a new product to this motion would significantly change the analysis of all four preliminary injunction factors." Sing it, girl! Today, Samsung shrugged off the lawsuit and re-assured customers that the launch and sales of the Galaxy S3 "will proceed as planned."

In an e-mailed statement to CNET, an Apple spokesperson wrote "It's no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging, This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple's intellectual property when companies steal our ideas."

Someone needs to e-mail this person back and ask to name, exactly, one thing about the design of the Galaxy S3 that might lead folks to confuse it for an iPhone. Besides, you know, the fact that they're both PHONES.

Again, Apple is essentially saying, "we're not going to put up a good competition, we're just going to sue you instead." It's a sad tactic, and distracts from the real innovations happening in Cupertino, California and Seoul, South Korea.

This is just getting pathetic.

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  • AndroidBaum Jul 23, 2012 Link

    Forget the Apple injunction on quick search box for Samsung Nexus and Galaxy S III. This new app on GooglePlay does most of what was removed because of the injunction

  • CJ Brown Jun 14, 2012 Link

    Let the Consumer decide by whatever they have a preference for (I prefer Android vs iPhone but I'm not going to tease my friends who prefer iPhone vs Android - I will instead boast about all the features I have which Apple hasn't bothered to integrate within their iPhones via software updates) ....

  • Guest Account Jun 7, 2012 Link

    Not sure how Samsung can even make that statement.

    It's NOT up to Samsung to decide if/when the units are forbidden to enter the country.

    You can make the decision, when the decision isn't yours to make.

  • Jonathan O'Brien Jun 7, 2012 Link

    Eugh. All the companies Apple has stolen things from should try to sue them. I mean, Android ha the drop down status shutter before Apple, and I'm almost 100% that starting your camera from the lock screen was a Windows Phone feature before Apple. Not to mention Apple now have face recognition in their camera app, I'm sure SOMEONE has a patent to that somewhere, giving how long it's been flying around on cameras.

  • Dean Jun 7, 2012 Link

    samsung should countersue for apple looking like a phone. when will courts say it's time apple got a heafty fine for wasting time.

  • Eric McBride Jun 7, 2012 Link

    Ok. Its time for another Ode to Apple poem. Think I'll do this one with Songify. Apple needs some love and a diaper.