Samsung Victorious over Apple this Time Around

Jun 7 08:29 2013 Robert A Koenig Print This Article

Apple won once before, but now Samsung is the victor. The court found that Apple has infringed on Samsung's patented technology, which will harm Apple's sales.

The lawsuits between Samsung and Apple have been going on for years. Previously Apply succeeded in patenting certain technologies that Samsung was using without permissions; but now,Guest Posting Samsung has evened the playing field by beating Apple in a lawsuit that may cause serious damage to the company’s sales.

According to the latest ruling, Apple violates some of Samsung’s patents with older versions of its iPhones and iPads. Now, Apple cannot legally import or sell AT&T-compatible models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3, the iPad, and the iPad 2 in the United States.

Apple’s newest products like the iPhone 5 and the fourth-generation iPad are not affected by this ruling and can still be purchased legally in America because the technology is different. In the older models, the phones are assembled outside of the country and the technology violates Samsung’s patent for encoding mobile communications.

There were other patents that Samsung had accused Apple of violating; however, the court ruled did not find the same evidence. Despite it being only a partial win for Samsung, it is still a major one.

The battle is not over of course. Apple has the option to appeal with the Federal Circuit, which it has already stated that it will. President Obama can also save Apple by vetoing the decision within the next sixty days.

Apple is very unhappy with the outcome of this case. A large argument of the company’s legal team was that Samsung had agreed to license the violated patents to anyone for a reasonable fee. It feels that this is just a tricky way of decreasing Apple’s sales in order to compete more effectively.

In 2012, the California courts ruled in favor of Apple when it agreed that Samsung had infringed on Apple’s patents in its use of the double-tap zooming and scrolling software features.

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