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  • Amazon Claims Early Victory Against Apple in Legal War


    Amazon has won a key early verdict against Apple in the legal showdown between the two app store superpowers.

    Reuters confirmed Wednesday that a U.S. judge has rejected part of Apple's lawsuit against Amazon's use of the phrase "App Store." As a result, Apple "cannot bring a false advertising claim against the online retailer."

    "Apple has failed to establish that Amazon made any false statement (express or implied) of fact that actually deceived or had the tendency to deceive a substantial segment of its audience," Hamilton wrote in her judgement.

    U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton granted Amazon's motion for partial summary judgment, "which only challenged Apple's false advertising allegations."

    So, in a nutshell, one battle in a very long war has been won. Apple, for example, is still going after Amazon for "trademark infringement."

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Amazon Claims Early Victory Against Apple in Legal War started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      What!? I thought Apple owned every phrase!?
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      What!? I thought Apple owned every phrase!?

      I'm sorry but your statement is currently owned by Apple...lawyers will be contacting you shortly!
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      +1 for common sense
    1. MMX007's Avatar
      MMX007 -
      Apple guys should get a life! And stop trying to steal everyone's good ideas from around the world then call it theirs!
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Whenever theres some sort of apple vs .... Post, the comments usually make my day
    1. runey71's Avatar
      runey71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      Whenever theres some sort of apple vs .... Post, the comments usually make my day
      It's like putting two cats in a bag and watching them fight isn't it? LOL
    1. buttrr76's Avatar
      buttrr76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      I'm sorry but your statement is currently owned by Apple...lawyers will be contacting you shortly!
      And will be contacting you soon too!
    1. amenter18's Avatar
      amenter18 -
      Quote Originally Posted by buttrr76 View Post
      And will be contacting you soon too!
      And you
    1. thumper_net's Avatar
      thumper_net -
      Why cant apple just do what they used to be good at making top products , with all this patent war crap , gone is the day when apple made a iphone that blew the competition out of the water , the iphone 5 ( which i own now ) is not as good as the samsung galaxy s3 , feature wise the iphone is way behind its competition now and that is a shame , the only thing the s3 has bad on it is the plastic samsung use ( and yes i own an s3 as well ) but put an s3 against an iphone 5 and sorry the apple looses in functions not quality , but there again you do pay an extra 200 for an iphone
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Quote Originally Posted by thumper_net View Post
      Why cant apple just do what they used to be good at making top products , with all this patent war crap , gone is the day when apple made a iphone that blew the competition out of the water , the iphone 5 ( which i own now ) is not as good as the samsung galaxy s3 , feature wise the iphone is way behind its competition now and that is a shame , the only thing the s3 has bad on it is the plastic samsung use ( and yes i own an s3 as well ) but put an s3 against an iphone 5 and sorry the apple looses in functions not quality , but there again you do pay an extra 200 for an iphone
      I love my iphones but at the same time they do suck and apple will slowly lose their spark unless the iphone 6 is revolutionary which it probably wont be and then ill be jumping ship after all these years
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Okay before you start trolling apple for patent wars get to know what this is even about. It has nothing to do with ideas and technology, it is about the name App Store. Nothing more.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Ur right i mean its a name!! But i am still against most of apples patents and samsung patents too ( i mean seriously a patent for round corners! ) i get it when apple patent wireless charging and a phone design but those small patents are the ones that are censoring innovation! I remember apple suing samsung for the turn on/ off button!!

      My point is all those companies should stop focusing on profit and should focus on innovation or ten years from now we'd all own a 5 inch apple, same design and nearly the same UI
    1. Retrolock's Avatar
      Retrolock -
      Oh noes, Apple will cease to exist because all their resources are devoted to patent trolling!

      **** that, give me an iphone 5 anyday over some gimmicky samsung phones
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Not if u think "in the long run"... those patents will yield a lot of money
    1. Retrolock's Avatar
      Retrolock -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      Not if u think "in the long run"... those patents will yield a lot of money
      So... Apple's main target is making money for their company and shareholders if you think about it. So they can't just give up freebies like design patents to their competitors, however small or ridiculous we may think it is. Apple is not a charitable institution so get it out of your heads.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by Retrolock View Post
      So... Apple's main target is making money for their company and shareholders if you think about it. So they can't just give up freebies like design patents to their competitors, however small or ridiculous we may think it is. Apple is not a charitable institution so get it out of your heads.
      I know but that doesn't mean that there only objective is to make money any way possible... With the resources that apple and all those tech giants have imaging where we would be if they weren't all selfish. Plus 2 or 3 years ago when Nokia had the majority of the phone sales, theres was no ridicules patents specially not over words -.- i mean seriously how the hell can they patent words!!
    1. Retrolock's Avatar
      Retrolock -
      Didn't see a lot of innovation with Nokia when the iPhones and Androids came out though. Apple may be heading Nokia's way but we have not seen an iPhone killer yet, in terms of sales.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Actually apple is losing its spark to Samsung... I know the ecosystem there sucks but u cant say that the phone itself is bad... ( im mostly talking about the S3 and maybe the GN2 )
    1. cgfusion's Avatar
      cgfusion -
      What a bunch of whiners on here, Apple protects what is rightfully theirs, wouldn't you? And I sure notice a lot of Guggle Droid little boys on here all the time mouthing off, is it because your phone sucks so you have extra time to post idiotic talk? Or isn't your girlfriend properly inflated yet. Get a life.