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    Default Apple Appeals Pro-Samsung Ruling in Japan


    While Apple continues its patent battle with Samsung, the Cupertino California company filed for an appeal of a Tokyo District Court ruling that said the Korean electronics giant didn't infringe on certain utility patents. Apple is currently appealing an August 31 decision which pointed towards Samsung not violating a patent for synchronizing music and video with data servers. According to Bloomberg, this brought about a subsequent order for the Cupertino California company to pay legal fees associated with the suit.

    The original ruling which was handed down by Judge Tamotsu Shoji found Samsung’s Galaxy devices not in violation of Apple’s IP Patent No. 4,204,977. At the time, Judge Shoji said that it was “hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of the claimant,” ordering Apple to pay the costs of the lawsuit. Apple originally filed its Japanese complaint against Samsung in 2011 where it sought out 100 million yen (roughly $1.3 million) in damages on claims that the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab were in violation of the media syncing patent. Samsung’s lineup is still sold by Japan’s largest wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo.

    We’ll have to wait and see what happens next in the ongoing patent dispute between the two tech giants.

    Source: Bloomberg

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    Have y'all noticed that Apple loses a lot overseas in these court battles.

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    That's because US has a unique patent system that is very favorable to software and other things that are tech related. Plus they're a US company

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoUniversity View Post
    Have y'all noticed that Apple loses a lot overseas in these court battles.
    Of course., US Courts always rule in apple's favor. its a shame but that's how it is.

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    Apple really need to grow up and let there be competition and instead of suing them to remove the competition make a better device than the competition. Thats the smart way to do business but Apple arn't that smart to realise that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
    Apple really need to grow up and let there be competition and instead of suing them to remove the competition make a better device than the competition. Thats the smart way to do business but Apple arn't that smart to realise that.
    I half agree with you. However unless you're speaking from the seat of a Billion $ company, I'm not sure if you're qualified to state that they "arn't that smart."

    People need to learn to isolate their opinions to the situation at hand.

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    Yeah it's a billion dollar company. They know what there doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoUniversity View Post
    Have y'all noticed that Apple loses a lot overseas in these court battles.
    yep and wins in the US... makes you wonder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post


    While Apple continues its patent battle with Samsung, the Cupertino California company filed for an appeal of a Tokyo District Court ruling that said the Korean electronics giant didn't infringe on certain utility patents. Apple is currently appealing an August 31 decision which pointed towards Samsung not violating a patent for synchronizing music and video with data servers. According to Bloomberg, this brought about a subsequent order for the Cupertino California company to pay legal fees associated with the suit.

    The original ruling which was handed down by Judge Tamotsu Shoji found Samsung’s Galaxy devices not in violation of Apple’s IP Patent No. 4,204,977. At the time, Judge Shoji said that it was “hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of the claimant,” ordering Apple to pay the costs of the lawsuit. Apple originally filed its Japanese complaint against Samsung in 2011 where it sought out 100 million yen (roughly $1.3 million) in damages on claims that the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab were in violation of the media syncing patent. Samsung’s lineup is still sold by Japan’s largest wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo.

    We’ll have to wait and see what happens next in the ongoing patent dispute between the two tech giants.

    Source: Bloomberg
    Lol 100 million yen is only 1.3m U.S.

    Most Japanese are probably millionaires in their currency

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    Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
    Apple really need to grow up and let there be competition and instead of suing them to remove the competition make a better device than the competition. Thats the smart way to do business but Apple arn't that smart to realise that.
    I dont like how you guys think this makes companies less competitive. So instead of samsung just using apples technology and adding a bigger screen why dont they make their own technology thats better?

    oh and saying "Apple arn't that smart to realise that." is kind of hypocritical based on your grammar..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
    Yeah it's a billion dollar company. They know what there doing.
    So was Enron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
    Lol 100 million yen is only 1.3m U.S.

    Most Japanese are probably millionaires in their currency
    Quite a bit are millionaires in U.S. currency as well.
    Most Japanese will save large percentage of their salary in savings, unlike U.S. spend what they earn and more on credit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by puissance000 View Post
    yep and wins in the US... makes you wonder...
    A home company will always win on home turf. its that simple. We are no one to judge. I'm guessing they're both part and parcel of the whole lifting / inspired ideas from each other. After-all its just business.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
    I dont like how you guys think this makes companies less competitive. So instead of samsung just using apples technology and adding a bigger screen why dont they make their own technology thats better?

    oh and saying "Apple arn't that smart to realise that." is kind of hypocritical based on your grammar..


    Apple is smart. Rule no 1 of any business. Kill the competition. If you can't buy 'em, break 'em. I support apple here. only because their devices are far better built than any other company. (personal opinion)
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    What is with all the "killing the competition" comments? So if Apple had won this case, and Samsung had to pay 1.3 million dollars...Samsung would be "killed", or "removed" from competition?? Apple is smart enough to know they are not getting rid of any competition from these lawsuits which amount to a petty amount of money to these billion dollar companies. The way some of you talk about Apple and how stupid they are...you should probably know this too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
    What is with all the "killing the competition" comments? So if Apple had won this case, and Samsung had to pay 1.3 million dollars...Samsung would be "killed", or "removed" from competition?? Apple is smart enough to know they are not getting rid of any competition from these lawsuits which amount to a petty amount of money to these billion dollar companies. The way some of you talk about Apple and how stupid they are...you should probably know this too.
    Ok. Maybe not killed. but weakened to a great extent, none-the-less. Apple is smart enough to 'earn' money just through lawsuits. its a great plus for them. right?
    Like i said... Its just plain business. If you have a better product you can afford to do all this.

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    And now they lose their appeal in the UK and have to post adverts that state that Samsung tablets did not infringe.
    Not a waterboy for Android OR Apple.

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