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It must be "opposite day" at Apple. In an uncommon series of events unfolding Friday, Apple is backing off of patent claims against tech rival Samsung regarding the Galaxy S...
12-28-2012, 03:53 PM #1
Apple Gives Samsung a Breather on Galaxy S III Mini Patent Claims
It must be "opposite day" at Apple. In an uncommon series of events unfolding Friday, Apple is backing off of patent claims against tech rival Samsung regarding the Galaxy S III Mini.
To be fair, however, Samsung was the first to blink in this latest skirmish between the two smartphone super-powers. Court documents indicate that Apple is relinquishing its patent claims against Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini smartphone... but the decision comes after the company confirmed it has no intention of importing and selling the device in the U.S.
Samsung began selling the Mini in Europe two months ago. But in its filing on Friday in a U.S. District Court, Apple attested to having been able to purchase the Mini from Amazon.com (in the U.S.) and have it shipped and delivered to the U.S.
Samsung responded by asserting that it is not "making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing the Galaxy S III Mini in the United States." As a result, Apple withdrew its patent claims on the Mini "so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple's ability later to accuse the Galaxy S III Mini if the factual circumstances change."
Source: Chicago Tribune
12-28-2012, 06:24 PM #2
Is Samsung seriously using Mini?? I know Apple didn't create the word Mini...but they did use it to name their smaller tablet, and now Samsung is too?? U would think at some point, Samsung would want to stop looking like they are copying Apple, regardless of whether or not they actually are.
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12-28-2012, 11:20 PM #3
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12-29-2012, 02:36 AM #5
And the old iPod mini
12-29-2012, 03:02 AM #6
technically BMW who produce Mini cars could also jump on the bandwagon....
12-29-2012, 06:13 AM #7
12-29-2012, 06:46 AM #8
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12-29-2012, 11:22 AM #9
C'mon, man...if Apple named their product iPad S III you'd be up in arms about Apple copying a name. We know you're an Apple hater but you have to be discerning at some point...
12-29-2012, 04:08 PM #10
Samsung has a smart tv,lets see if apple gets a smart tv Aswell :-)
12-29-2012, 06:33 PM #11
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12-30-2012, 12:24 PM #13
there were smart phones, tablets, mobile apps, app stores, media players are more a decade before apple was a household name but you never hear anybody say apple copied all those things unless its in response to some apple fan boy's ignorance. then apple calls a smaller version of a device mini and any other company is now somehow copying apple.
12-30-2012, 12:40 PM #14
For Samsung, LG, etc. to start using 'mini' to describe one of their products would seem, to the public, like those companies were copying Apple. I'm not taking sides w/ Apple, just stating public perception...
Does that make sense or does my 'fanboyism' blind you from reading & thinking clearly???
12-30-2012, 04:09 PM #15
01-01-2013, 02:39 PM #16
You must have lost your mind!