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  • Samsung Suing for iPhone 4S Source Code, Subsidy Agreements in Australia



    Samsung and Apple are like in-laws who work together. They can’t stand the ground the other walks on, but they can’t succeed without the other. Until one ends up killing the other in a "freak" hunting accident.

    Well, Samsung just lobbed another shot at Apple requesting the source code for the iPhone 4S in addition to information about Apple’s subsidy deals with Australian carriers. This comes after Apple won an injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia earlier this year.

    Samsung is arguing that Apple’s 4S infringes on three patents they hold concerned with 3G wireless technology. Apple already licenses these patents from Samsung, as do a ton of other manufacturers, as the patents are considered “standard essential patents.” This means the patents are a necessity industry wide and not an innovation specific to a single phone manufacturer or company. Samsung is required to offer Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms. Apple’s defense claims they are covered by a third-party agreement Qualcomm made with Samsung for the MDM6610 chipset found in the 4S. Samsung is arguing this licensing deal may not extend into Australian church.

    Ultimately this lawsuit, if Samsung is successful, pales in comparison to the injunction Apple won against the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s unclear what Samsung will be able to do if they get the subsidy numbers for Vodafone, Optus, and Telstra in Australia. So far their argument is “If subsidies are given for the iPhone 4S, there are less to go around for my client’s products,” according to Samsung’s lawyer Cynthia Cochrane. Apparently there are a limited number of subsidies carriers can give out in Australia? I’m sure that isn’t the case.

    The worst case scenario for Apple in this case is Samsung wins and Apple has to reach a ne separate FRAND licensing agreement with Samsung. Samsung wants an injunction against the iPhone 4S somewhere, but it doesn’t look like it will be happening Australia.

    Source: Tech Crunch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Suing for iPhone 4S Source Code, Subsidy Agreements in Australia started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Hey... I though the "Dark Side" always used the red light sabre. Since when is Apple the Dark Side of the technological force?
    1. justibackwardsn's Avatar
      justibackwardsn -
      This is like a bad episode of Famliy Fued. While Apple's lawyers seem well rehearsed, Samsung's keep yelling ridiculous answers out of turn.
    1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
      Phillip Swanson -
      I'm surprised we haven't seen a video like that pop online somewhere yet...
    1. excaliburlives's Avatar
      excaliburlives -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Hey... I though the "Dark Side" always used the red light sabre. Since when is Apple the Dark Side of the technological force?
      Apple is an empire, the dark side ruled the empire.
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      As off today the world might END? As off now apple & samsung wars begin again and again and again and...
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      I know, let's get over ourselves and stop suing.
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Samsung needs to get off Apple's balls for a while. After they stole the whole iPhone concept, they kinda lost all credibility.
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Hey... I though the "Dark Side" always used the red light sabre. Since when is Apple the Dark Side of the technological force?
      Since they stopped being the pirates and joined the navy.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Hey... I though the "Dark Side" always used the red light sabre. Since when is Apple the Dark Side of the technological force?
      Both sides used different colors. Only the first original films had red for the dark side, and blue for the light side.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve Jobs View Post
      ...now the hackers are all but extinct. We were seduced by the Dark Side of the Source.
      Quote Originally Posted by Samsung View Post
      The Source?
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve Jobs View Post
      Well, the Source is what gives Apple it's power. It's an energy field created by all developers. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the data together.
      Quote Originally Posted by Samsung View Post
      I don't care about all that. Just gimme the code so I can pwn Apple and sell my awesome tablet.
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve Jobs View Post
      ...
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Hey... I though the "Dark Side" always used the red light sabre. Since when is Apple the Dark Side of the technological force?
      which side used orange light sabers?
      Which side are YOU on?
    1. sqelch's Avatar
      sqelch -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lombardo Joe View Post
      Samsung needs to get off Apple's balls for a while. After they stole the whole iPhone concept, they kinda lost all credibility.
      ^
      Most retarded statement ever.
    1. proopps's Avatar
      proopps -
      Samsung is a true biter...Apple should be suing them...Samsung do not hide when they make a copy phone look the same as iphone.
    1. billywockeez's Avatar
      billywockeez -
      woah... looks like sammy is the new Uni Soviet ... i feel like we're in the middle of cold war
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by proopps View Post
      Samsung is a true biter...Apple should be suing them...Samsung do not hide when they make a copy phone look the same as iphone.
      I feel like I just said that, the guy who commented before you chewed me out.

      Seriously though, doesn't anyone remember that phone came out and the operating system was designed almost identical to iOS? I know they fling food each other on occasion, but that's a pretty big deal.
    1. kylecn's Avatar
      kylecn -
      job's apple is empire.We can't contentious