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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:33 AM

Apple request for US ban on Samsung smartphone sales rejected by judge


Apple has been dramatically rebuffed by a California judge after its request for a US sales ban on a number of Samsung smartphones was turned down in the California court where a jury awarded it $1.05bn (635m) in damages for patent infringement in August.

But Samsung saw one of its biggest complaints about the verdict that there had been jury misconduct, with the foreman Velvin Hogan being biased against it and introducing his own knowledge to the deliberation thrown out.

The rulings by Judge Lucy Koh mean that the two phone giants, which together control about half of the entire smartphone market worldwide, will both be dissatisfied with the outcome of the post-trial hearing though Samsung will have more cause to celebrate because its infringement will only cost it in monetary, not sales terms.

In her ruling, Koh said: "Samsung may have cut into Apple's customer base somewhat, but there is no suggestion that Samsung will wipe out Apple's customer base, or force Apple out of the business of making smartphones. The present case involves lost sales not a lost ability to be a viable market participant." ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/dec/18/apple-us-ban-samsung-smartphone-rejected



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Reply Apple request for US ban on Samsung smartphone sales rejected by judge (Original post)
marmar Dec 2012 OP
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 #1
Berlum Dec 2012 #2
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 #3
frylock Dec 2012 #9
tridim Dec 2012 #5
trumad Dec 2012 #6
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 #7
trumad Dec 2012 #8
HappyMe Dec 2012 #4
frylock Dec 2012 #10

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:37 AM

1. Just got my S III yesterday.

The screen is as big as the whole iFraud.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:38 AM

2. Ahem...

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Response to Berlum (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:40 AM

3. Well then Apple can feel as flattered as it likes.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:42 PM

9. ahem...

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:49 AM

5. All my iPhone owning coworkers are jealous of my HTC One X.

I hand it to them and they go "Whoa!"... "How much did this cost?" $9.99.

So glad I'm not an iHead.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:50 AM

6. Don't ever crack the screen..

Cracked mine 2 days ago--- 350 to repair.

Good thing it was a company phone.

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Response to trumad (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:29 AM

7. I bought the ins. n/t

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:36 AM

8. good move...

Surprisingly my company doesn't have ins on my phone.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:41 AM

4. Good.

Not everyone wants or needs iCrap.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:44 PM

10. haha!

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