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  • Apple Seeks Preliminary Injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S III


    Apple recently filed a motion to block U.S. sales of Samsung’s new Galaxy S III smartphone with claims of the handset being included as part of another ongoing preliminary injunction case against the Galaxy Nexus. According to FOSS Patents, Apple claims the Galaxy S III, which is set to hit U.S. stores on June 21, should be considered a direct successor to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and therefore should be enjoined to the case already underway in California.

    If the request is granted, the Nexus injunction suit could end up being a homerun for Apple as it would stop sales of both the legacy Galaxy handset as well as the yet to be released in the U.S., Galaxy S III. Apple procured that the new Galaxy S III which is on sale in the U.S. “clearly infringes at least two of the Apple patents at issue in the preliminary injunction motion for the exact same reasons as the Galaxy Nexus.”

    Apple went on to say that “[according] to press reports, Samsung has already sold over nine million pre-orders of the Galaxy S III; indeed, the Galaxy S III has been reported to be the most extensively pre-ordered piece of consumer electronics in history.” As of right now, Apple is still investigating whether the Samsung device infringes on two other patents asserted in the original Nexus injunction motion. Since the S III is set to be released in two weeks, Apple is has limited “its current request for preliminary relief against the Galaxy S III to the '604 [unified search, Siri] and '647 [data tapping] patents, because it is clear that infringement can be shown with respect to these patents based on the current record."

    Both Apple and Samsung seem to be continuing the disputes with one another and don’t seem to have any method to resolve their issues in sight. An injunction against the flagship Galaxy S III will likely have a large negative impact on the company’s bottom line so we’ll have to see what the court decides. In the meantime, the filing is the latest development in the companies’ worldwide patent struggle.

    Source: FOSS Patents
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Seeks Preliminary Injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S III started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Out of all the pictures above have you noticed that the iPhone has looked the same from day one where the Samsung devices have changed with every device.
      Looks like Apple dont like change. They have stayed with the boring look and I guess will keep up the boring look. No wonder jailbreaking for a new look is so popular.
      And the devices don't even look similar. If I was the judge I would charge Apple for so many fraudulent lawsuits.
    1. CHICOHONDA91's Avatar
      CHICOHONDA91 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      I still don't think you are understanding what Siri is. Since I do not have time to explain, which a simple search would reveal, here are some descriptions. Yes, I know Android's voice actions are "faster," but Siri is still in beta with a lot of potential.

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      Siri uses Nuance speech processing technology on the front end to recognize and capture speech “utterances.” (As an aside, Nuance has its own “assistant” in the form of the app Dragon Go!) Siri’s “secret sauce” involves its capacity to understand your question in a natural speech form rather than relying on keywords or rigid protocols to initiate specific actions. Google’s technology was developed in house and is somewhat more rigid than Siri. It requires certain key phrases or words to invoke particular actions.

      Siri Has “Personality”
      What Siri offers that is not equally true for Google Voice Actions or Nuance’s Dragon Go! is broad and deep integration into the phone and a more conversational style of interaction. This is subtle but meaningful in comparing the experiences of using Siri and Google Voice Actions. Siri has personality whereas Google Voice Actions does not. Siri is also generally more intuitive. In terms of most features, however, Google Voice Actions and Siri are fairly comparable — though Siri does more things.


      Head To Head: Siri Vs. Google Voice Actions


      That was just some of the descriptions, there are several other things you can read about. Samsung is copying the speech processing technology and the "personality" of it, and deeply integrating it into the phone.
      Such a ******* fanboy. People like you is what makes apple so great. No matter what better device comes out you wont accept that any feature is better than an iphone feature.

      Quote Originally Posted by ezstar View Post
      i still don't think you are understanding what siri is. Since i do not have time to explain, which a simple search would reveal, here are some descriptions. Yes, i know android's voice actions are "faster," but siri is still in beta with a lot of potential.

      ---------------------------------
      siri uses nuance speech processing technology on the front end to recognize and capture speech “utterances.” (as an aside, nuance has its own “assistant” in the form of the app dragon go!) siri’s “secret sauce” involves its capacity to understand your question in a natural speech form rather than relying on keywords or rigid protocols to initiate specific actions. Google’s technology was developed in house and is somewhat more rigid than siri. It requires certain key phrases or words to invoke particular actions.

      Siri has “personality”
      what siri offers that is not equally true for google voice actions or nuance’s dragon go! Is broad and deep integration into the phone and a more conversational style of interaction. This is subtle but meaningful in comparing the experiences of using siri and google voice actions. Siri has personality whereas google voice actions does not. Siri is also generally more intuitive. In terms of most features, however, google voice actions and siri are fairly comparable — though siri does more things.


      head to head: Siri vs. Google voice actions


      that was just some of the descriptions, there are several other things you can read about. Samsung is copying the speech processing technology and the "personality" of it, and deeply integrating it into the phone.


      dear fanboy, people like you will never understand that any phone or feature is any close to an iphone. Go start camping now months before the iphones 5 release. You are trully one of those. I feel sorry for you. Lmfao.
    1. chillyiomi's Avatar
      chillyiomi -
      Isn't even programmed in the same language so it's not a copy. Apple better step up their game with the iphone 5 because if they don't i might just have to go with whatever the samsung galaxy model at the time is.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      I still don't think you are understanding what Siri is. Since I do not have time to explain, which a simple search would reveal, here are some descriptions. Yes, I know Android's voice actions are "faster," but Siri is still in beta with a lot of potential.

      ---------------------------------
      Siri uses Nuance speech processing technology on the front end to recognize and capture speech “utterances.” (As an aside, Nuance has its own “assistant” in the form of the app Dragon Go!) Siri’s “secret sauce” involves its capacity to understand your question in a natural speech form rather than relying on keywords or rigid protocols to initiate specific actions. Google’s technology was developed in house and is somewhat more rigid than Siri. It requires certain key phrases or words to invoke particular actions.

      Siri Has “Personality”
      What Siri offers that is not equally true for Google Voice Actions or Nuance’s Dragon Go! is broad and deep integration into the phone and a more conversational style of interaction. This is subtle but meaningful in comparing the experiences of using Siri and Google Voice Actions. Siri has personality whereas Google Voice Actions does not. Siri is also generally more intuitive. In terms of most features, however, Google Voice Actions and Siri are fairly comparable — though Siri does more things.


      Head To Head: Siri Vs. Google Voice Actions


      That was just some of the descriptions, there are several other things you can read about. Samsung is copying the speech processing technology and the "personality" of it, and deeply integrating it into the phone.
      I can find articles to support the opposite side too. And they're at least from sites I've heard of.

      Siri vs. Android: Which Is Better at Understanding Voice Commands?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Apple already had a lawsuit against Samsung, so all this talk that Apple is scared is just garbage. If Apple feels like the new phone treads on a couple patents that are already in a lawsuit then they have every right to do what they're doing. I think the Galaxy S III look like a good phone, I like the screen and the speed it has. The whole voice thing is definitely a rip from Siri. I wish Samsung had taken more time to innovate something different, sure it costs less to just copy someone else's stuff, but it's nothing new, which is why I wish they had done something different.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Really? On what grounds do they think they should get an injunction for this?

      It is clearly different from an iPhone, so I don't see the issue here.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cmwade77 View Post
      Really? On what grounds do they think they should get an injunction for this?

      It is clearly different from an iPhone, so I don't see the issue here.
      File injunction against competition if it goes through great eliminate the competition, also reinforce fanboyism to its believers.
      If there is no grounds for injunction, Apple will make up one.
    1. Darkflame's Avatar
      Darkflame -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      Nice looking phone but has any one else noticed the 2 color option is the same as apple's iPhone...

      Would you like that in black or white??
      Let me google that for you
      You may want to take a look at this.

      I think apple is pulling a lot of lemons again. Lemon....now that would make a great business name for apple....too bad Steve didn't think up that one first.
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chalty669 View Post
      Did a little image research and came up with a time line for phones released. Funny how Samsungs new things always look a little like apples old things.
      LOL your comparing the Blackjack to the iPhone? Did you forget the iphone looks like the LG Prada or the Samsung F700. And let's not forget the iPad resemblance to Samsung digital photo frame. Funny how the Galaxy phones have their app tray open and not the actual home screen.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Darkflame View Post
      Let me google that for you
      You may want to take a look at this.

      I think apple is pulling a lot of lemons again. Lemon....now that would make a great business name for apple....too bad Steve didn't think up that one first.
      LOL this made my day, +1 for you
    1. emmanravalo's Avatar
      emmanravalo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chalty669 View Post
      Did a little image research and came up with a time line for phones released. Funny how Samsungs new things always look a little like apples old things.

      its so funny that when they created the galaxy s is like the iphone 3gs they just make the camera 5 megapixel and bigger screen... haha :
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by emmanravalo View Post
      its so funny that when they created the galaxy s is like the iphone 3gs they just make the camera 5 megapixel and bigger screen... haha :
      You seem to forget a lot of things different from the two phones, here let me help you out...

      iphone = Single core, 600 MHz
      Galaxy S = Single core, 1000 MHz

      iPhone = 256 MB RAM
      Galaxy S = 512 MB RAM

      iphone = LCD
      Galaxy S = Super AMOLED

      See the full details here, Apple iPhone 3GS vs Samsung Galaxy S - Phone specs comparison
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      lol apple stop trying to sue and try to come up with a phone even half as decent as a samsung........no didnt thinkyou could,,,,,keep sueing
    1. Nerd's Avatar
      Nerd -
      Apple is such a patent troll. The S-Voice feature in the GS3 is derived from Vlingo's tech that existed prior to Siri.
      I suspect that this is Apple's ploy all along. To try to disrupt a product right before it launches so that it loses it's popularity with the public. They tried the same with HTC recently.
      As far as I can see Apple has never invented anything. They are a great marketer and purchaser of others' patents. But as companies become mega-goliaths instead of spending money on R&D and improved production lines they use the courts to improve their bottom line and hurt consumer choice and buying power.
    1. znbl's Avatar
      znbl -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nerd View Post
      Apple is such a patent troll. The S-Voice feature in the GS3 is derived from Vlingo's tech that existed prior to Siri.
      I suspect that this is Apple's ploy all along. To try to disrupt a product right before it launches so that it loses it's popularity with the public. They tried the same with HTC recently.
      As far as I can see Apple has never invented anything. They are a great marketer and purchaser of others' patents. But as companies become mega-goliaths instead of spending money on R&D and improved production lines they use the courts to improve their bottom line and hurt consumer choice and buying power.
      You're 100% correct here. The amount of litigation that Apple is pushing through the court system is just gotten ridiculous. I'm not saying one doesn't have a right to defend their ideas, but what they are defending aren't their ideas, but what they've purchased from others. Now, is Apple the only who does this? No. but they do do it a hell of a lot more. Yes, Apple is a patent troll. They have been feeding off of what others have created for decades. Apple just excels at using what they acquire to make nice things.

      IMHO one should not be able to outright sue in this manner unless real harm can be proven, and not just merely a similar idea (especially if it's one that actually existed before your own, which is the case with Vilngo, even if it's not completely the same - and if it isn't, then why are they suing?) Lets be honest here. Apple is abusing the justice system, as are others, but Apple does it the most. Judges need to wise up and get a good handle on this and send a strong message to ALL of these companies to knock it the hell off.
    1. seanpercival01's Avatar
      seanpercival01 -
      I have an iPhone 4S and Galaxy SII. Both are cool phones but iPhone is my favorite phone. I think iOS is better than ICS.
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      this time around, i'm guessing the new iphone will look more like the samsung. the gs3 finally got it right. ... and they got it first.