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Apple loses bid for U.S. ban on Samsung smartphone sales
Yahoo Finance ^

Posted on 03/06/2014 3:51:21 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, ruled that Apple Inc had not presented enough evidence to show that its patented features were a significant enough driver of consumer demand to warrant an injunction.

Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have been litigating for nearly three years over various smartphone features patented by Apple, such as the use of fingers to pinch and zoom on the screen, as well as design elements such as the phone's flat, black glass screen.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apple; iphone; samsung; smartphone; touchwiz

1 posted on 03/06/2014 3:51:21 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Samsung is a much better product.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 3:53:50 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Agree. I have the S4 and it truly is an amazing device.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 3:54:26 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I had an S3 until I dropped it one too many times. Now I have the Galaxy Note 3. Pretty amazing


4 posted on 03/06/2014 3:55:30 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
All I have is a plain, ancient 2006 Nokia 6060 "Clamshell" cellphone thingy.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 4:02:04 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: driftdiver
Samsung is a much better product.

But what counts in America is Samsung pays much better bribe.

6 posted on 03/06/2014 4:06:23 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: driftdiver
Samsung is a much better product

Picked mine up yesterday. Kinda hated to go through the process of learning a new system...but A-hole CEO Tim Cook made it oh-so-much easier shooting his big mouth off about global warming.

Now I smile everytime I turn the phone on.

7 posted on 03/06/2014 4:11:34 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Red in Blue PA

Oh noez.
Next thing you know everyone and their brother will be making white rectangles with rounded corners.

Poor iPple wuz robbed.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 4:14:53 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Oh noez.
Next thing you know everyone and their brother will be making white rectangles with rounded corners.

Poor iPple wuz robbed.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 4:14:54 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Just got my second Samsung Android.Never even considered an iPhone and never will.
10 posted on 03/06/2014 4:17:07 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I never understood the fascination with the Apple iPod. Way back when I bought my mp3 player for about $100 while iPods were selling for $300. They all did the same thing! Why would someone pay more for the same thing?

Same thing with the iPhone. Now everyone needs to be seen with them or an iPad when in fact the features of Samsung’s products are actually superior.

Never was a fanboy nor a fan of fanboys. Apple always seemed like a cult to me.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:01 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wait... Apple got a patent on having a flat, black, glass screen? Seriously?


12 posted on 03/06/2014 4:52:20 PM PST by dangus
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To: Fightin Whitey

I have gradually been making the switch over to android devices, and away from Apple, but the Tim Cook comments also sealed the deal for me. I will never buy another Apple product now.

He didn’t want my business, and I am obliged to listen to him!


13 posted on 03/06/2014 4:54:33 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Apple needs to put its energy into winning in the marketplace and forget about trying to win in the courtroom.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 4:55:16 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MrEdd

Now THAT’S Funny! And then I saw your tagline ;-)

Well played on both counts Mr. Edd...


15 posted on 03/06/2014 4:56:56 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Little ‘Timmy’ loses another one...this punk ain’t no Steve Jobs!


16 posted on 03/06/2014 6:33:56 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Red in Blue PA

A yes, because ‘flat’ should be a patentable feature.

Perhaps everybody should be sued.

Paper is flat.
Books are flat.
Table tops are flat.

What a unique feature... /sarc


17 posted on 03/06/2014 7:09:24 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Windows makers beware, Apple is coming for you next...


18 posted on 03/06/2014 7:10:29 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I like the iPhone just fine, it’s iTunes I have a big problem with.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 8:24:49 PM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Cymbaline
I too like my iPhone (and iPad) but I would probably changeover to 'whatever', for a lower cost & better performance, if it were not for what I've accumulated (over the years) in my iTunes library and the many apps that I would lose.

IF an alternative smartphone and/or tablet maker could offer a way to MOVE ALL of my iPhone/iPad/iTunes accumulations over to their devices - I'm gone tomorrow, or maybe even today.

20 posted on 03/07/2014 7:41:39 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpu

See, that’s why I never went with the iPod. I don’t want iTunes to manage my library and set rules as to which devices I can put music on, whether I can move it from one device to another, or anything like that.

I am in complete control of my music library. I decide where my music is on my computer, what devices I copy it to, how it’s tagged, what the directory structure is, etc.

I’ve tried iTunes a couple of times and it drove me nuts. Some people love it, but it ain’t for me.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 6:34:17 PM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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