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  • Apple Now Suing Samsung Over Galaxy Tab Covers


    As you may already know, the court room battles between Apple and Samsung seem to never end. The latest chapter in the saga continues with Apple claiming that Samsung is now copying not only their smartphones and tablets but also their cases. Apple seems to believe that the case infringes at least a minimum of 10 patents.

    Although Apple hasn’t detailed the complaint against Samsung, it is possible that it began with the fact that Samsung called their smart cover look alike as being “Samsung certified.” The Galaxy Tab cover was sold in Samsung’s stores in South Korea and create by a company called Anymode. The company was owned by Youngbo Engineering, which was headed by the nephew of Samsung chairperson Kun-Hee Lee. Samsung ended up taking the product off the shelves, saying the certification was “an oversight.”

    This currently is an issue that the Cupertino giant is pursuing alongside with the many patent infringement cases regarding the tablets themselves (the iPad 2 and the Galaxy Tab). The recent Samsung win, which removed temporary Australian sales injunctions for the company has caused them to try and push the company’s patent infringement lawsuit against Apple’s iPhone and iPad 2 to March. The reason March was chosen was because the company is expected to have a similar trial in a German court regarding the same issue. Depending on how things go, having two judgments in the same month could either give Samsung a two-combo attack against Apple or serve as a distraction if the company loses. As of right now, Apple is fighting back against this tactic by asking for a delay and the judge seems to be in Apple’s favor.

    Of course, a delay means that many more patent infringement claims are likely to arise between the two. So what do you think of the smart cover rip off? Are you getting tired of seeing the two tech giants battle it out with one another? Share any thoughts and opinions below!

    Source: Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Now Suing Samsung Over Galaxy Tab Covers started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. zrevai's Avatar
      zrevai -
      Wow! That's just blatant copying of the Apple Smart Cover. Seriously it may be slightly different as it appears to have a back cover but the tri-fold cover which becomes a stand is practically identical.

      Do you know if it uses magnets?? Either to stay attached to the tab or auto unlock it when lifted??
    1. khaf's Avatar
      khaf -
      Quote Originally Posted by zrevai View Post
      Wow! That's just blatant copying of the Apple Smart Cover. Seriously it may be slightly different as it appears to have a back cover but the tri-fold cover which becomes a stand is practically identical.

      Do you know if it uses magnets?? Either to stay attached to the tab or auto unlock it when lifted??
      Wow I cant even find the words... Apple is like a scared wounded animal. Watch out if you have success and compete against apple its off with your head. I have no brand loyalty at all so try to call me a fanboy if you want but this is ridiculous. By the way I and my wife own an Iphone4, Ipad2, Galaxy Nexus, and a Galaxy Tab 10.1. These 2 companies remind me of my children. Stop the litigation and use that money to make your products better. Im talking to you Apple and Samsung. Apple dont be patent trolls and Samsung even though Apple improves on tech that is out and doesnt invent it( they act like its the opposite) learn your lesson If anything you make is remotely similar to anything made by Apple they will sue. Silly little children in charge of these big companies sigh...
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Wow. Everyone copies Apple. I want Apple not to make anything new for 5 years and see what Samsuck can do on their own.
    1. khaf's Avatar
      khaf -
      I just had a thought Apple if you are worried about little Samsungs tiny market share in the tablet space stop giving them free press. I didnt check the Galaxy Tab out until all of these court battles started. I thought if they want to sue over broad patents the Tab must be good so I checked it out and now own one.

      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Wow. Everyone copies Apple. I want Apple not to make anything new for 5 years and see what Samsuck can do on their own.
      As someone who owns Apple and Android products no Samsung does not suck. Im starting to think Apple fanboys are worse than Android fanboys. Actually I change my mind all of you are .........
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Goodbye Samsung?
    1. ericwall's Avatar
      ericwall -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Wow. Everyone copies Apple. I want Apple not to make anything new for 5 years and see what Samsuck can do on their own.
      Took the words right out of my mouth.
    1. xLastWishx's Avatar
      xLastWishx -
      Quote Originally Posted by khaf View Post
      I just had a thought Apple if you are worried about little Samsungs tiny market share in the tablet space stop giving them free press. I didnt check the Galaxy Tab out until all of these court battles started. I thought if they want to sue over broad patents the Tab must be good so I checked it out and now own one.



      As someone who owns Apple and Android products no Samsung does not suck. Im starting to think Apple fanboys are worse than Android fanboys. Actually I change my mind all of you are .........
      Are you blind? That's a BLATANT RIP. You're obviously a Fandroid.
    1. HereToTrollolol's Avatar
      HereToTrollolol -
      Quote Originally Posted by khaf View Post
      I just had a thought Apple if you are worried about little Samsungs tiny market share in the tablet space stop giving them free press. I didnt check the Galaxy Tab out until all of these court battles started. I thought if they want to sue over broad patents the Tab must be good so I checked it out and now own one.



      As someone who owns Apple and Android products no Samsung does not suck. Im starting to think Apple fanboys are worse than Android fanboys. Actually I change my mind all of you are .........
      Well would you be mad if you made something and then someone made something exactly like it, then sold it for themselves?
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      WTF Apple? Dont Samsung make half the iPad? Talking about biting the hand that feeds.
      I think soon Samsung will have enough and just stop making anything for Apple then where will they be? Apple will quickly stop suing them I bet. Or they will sue them for not taking more lawsuits.

      Apple really need to GROW UP! Its the real world and people copy each other. Have a look at China. They are all clones and they copy everything else the world does (Badly).

      EVERYONE should STOP buying ANYTHING Apple then they wont have the money to sue everyone.
      This just proves Apple are stupid if they sue everyone for every little thing. They have more money than sense.
      If they were smart they would put more effort into making a better tablet and phone but no, they just sue everyone then steal cydia apps.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Quote Originally Posted by nakedfaerie View Post
      wtf apple? Dont samsung make half the ipad? Talking about biting the hand that feeds.
      I think soon samsung will have enough and just stop making anything for apple then where will they be? Apple will quickly stop suing them i bet. Or they will sue them for not taking more lawsuits.

      Apple really need to grow up! Its the real world and people copy each other. Have a look at china. They are all clones and they copy everything else the world does (badly).

      Everyone should stop buying anything apple then they wont have the money to sue everyone.
      This just proves apple are stupid if they sue everyone for every little thing. They have more money than sense.
      If they were smart they would put more effort into making a better tablet and phone but no, they just sue everyone then steal cydia apps.
      stop complaining!
    1. brucent's Avatar
      brucent -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      WTF Apple? Dont Samsung make half the iPad? Talking about biting the hand that feeds.
      I think soon Samsung will have enough and just stop making anything for Apple then where will they be? Apple will quickly stop suing them I bet. Or they will sue them for not taking more lawsuits.

      Apple really need to GROW UP! Its the real world and people copy each other. Have a look at China. They are all clones and they copy everything else the world does (Badly).

      EVERYONE should STOP buying ANYTHING Apple then they wont have the money to sue everyone.
      This just proves Apple are stupid if they sue everyone for every little thing. They have more money than sense.
      If they were smart they would put more effort into making a better tablet and phone but no, they just sue everyone then steal cydia apps.
      I agree with the Cydia part....how would apple feel if coder from Cydia can sue them for stealing their hard work? Not just apps but majority of the tweaks are stolen from Cydia as well...LOL Apple isn't original as people think!
    1. rock7437's Avatar
      rock7437 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      WTF Apple? Dont Samsung make half the iPad? Talking about biting the hand that feeds.
      I think soon Samsung will have enough and just stop making anything for Apple then where will they be? Apple will quickly stop suing them I bet. Or they will sue them for not taking more lawsuits.

      Apple really need to GROW UP! Its the real world and people copy each other. Have a look at China. They are all clones and they copy everything else the world does (Badly).

      EVERYONE should STOP buying ANYTHING Apple then they wont have the money to sue everyone.
      This just proves Apple are stupid if they sue everyone for every little thing. They have more money than sense.
      If they were smart they would put more effort into making a better tablet and phone but no, they just sue everyone then steal cydia apps.
      I think I speak for most people in the group when I say this. WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? Speak proper English and stop trying to use punctuation to hide the fact that you clearly flunked English. Apparently you flunked comprehension as well, clearly the case is a knock off of the smart cover. Unfortunately your head is so far up Samsung's *** you can't see that (nor speak proper English).
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      Quote Originally Posted by rock7437 View Post
      I think I speak for most people in the group when I say this. WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? Speak proper English and stop trying to use punctuation to hide the fact that you clearly flunked English. Apparently you flunked comprehension as well, clearly the case is a knock off of the smart cover. Unfortunately your head is so far up Samsung's *** you can't see that (nor speak proper English).
      If you are going to try teaching someone about English grammar, perhaps you should proof read your post:

      Punctuation should be plural and perhaps you should rephrase 'nor speak proper English' to 'nor speak English properly'?

      Also, it looks like you might have failed comprehension because the writer of this thread did not say Samsung's tablet cover was a knock off but merely asking what your views on the case is.

      With regards to the thread, my thoughts on this is that until we know the exact details on what Apple is suing Samsung about, we can't say Samsung had infringed Apple's tablet cover patent.
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      What the fakers.
    1. iRepairIndy's Avatar
      iRepairIndy -
      This is some kind of game Samsung and Apple play with each other.... right?
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iRepairIndy View Post
      This is some kind of game Samsung and Apple play with each other.... right?
      Yes it is. It is called "tit for tat." Pretty much what this boils down to is Apple and Samsung had a non verbal agreement. One of the two companies decided to break that non verbal agreement and thus the other began a legal war, which equates to "tit for tat." This is actually a text book scenario between the two companies. Why MMI feels the need to keep reporting these issues are beyond me.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Apple is just protecting their products. It's ridiculous that Samsung would even consider making "covers" that look almost identical to Apple's...it's actually quite pathetic that they can't think of something on their own to do the same thing. Instead they take an idea that's already popular and start using it for their products. If Apple just sat on the side and aloud them to do it then more companies would start doing the same.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Copy much Samsung???
    1. wcbardwell's Avatar
      wcbardwell -
      I find it a bit humorous that Apple is going after Samsung for this. Apple sure seemed to "borrow" some ideas from InCase . It seems that HP has a similar case too. It looks like Apple is just looking for an excuse. I have many Apple and Samsung products... All I can do is sit back and giggle at all of these ridiculous lawsuits. Granted, the Samsung case does look most like the Smart Cover in aesthetics and color choice, but if Apple goes after one and not the other (as they have been doing lately in their campaign against Samsung), it just makes it way too obvious that this is more hubris than most anything else.
    1. amoamare's Avatar
      amoamare -
      The TIRFOLD cover is not apples at all, its been around long before apple came up with the idea, yet another idea apple *Stole* from other companies. Apple is just to ******* scared and worried that they are failing, yes they are failing they haven't come up with anything new they are selling you the same old **** over and over again.