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Samsung files patent suit against Apple in Delaware

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, July 1, 2011
News Categories: Apple

Alongside its ITC complaint, Samsung has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in federal court in Delaware. FOSS Patents reports that the suit covers the same five patents as the ITC complaint, which relate to CDMA and mobile packet data transmission, a method for dialing in a smartphone, storing and reproducing digital audio data, and manipulating and viewing digital documents. As noted in the report, such lawsuits—often referred to as “companion lawsuits”—are quite common, as the ITC can order an import ban, but cannot award damages. Should the ITC agree to investigate Samsung’s claims, this suit would likely be stayed until the ITC makes a ruling.

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1

Ah, Delaware…the state that loves debtor corporations and idiot lawsuits.  Smart Samsung, smart.

Posted by sb on July 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM (PDT)

2

Now that Apple owns key 4G patents from Nortel, Apple should sue Samsung again - using these patents - and further sue to block any Samsung 4G phones from the market.

Punish Samsung for copying Apple’s UI.

Posted by James Katt on July 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM (PDT)

3

Apple’s getting too lawsuit-happy lately.  Time for some humble pie and a nice drop in their stock.  (Sorry, but I liked Apple more when they had “Computer” in their name.  More of an underdog then; now they are the school bully.)

Posted by jimmyBobSmith on July 3, 2011 at 12:33 AM (PDT)

4

Hey Jimmy, did you even READ the title?

Samsung files patent suit against Apple in Delaware”

Posted by ahMEmon on July 3, 2011 at 3:28 AM (PDT)

5

Hey Jimmy, did you even READ the title?

Samsung files patent suit against Apple in Delaware”

Posted by ahMEMon on July 3, 2011 at 3:30 AM (PDT)

6

Apple should cut all ties with Samsung as a supplier. Don’t do business with someone you can’t trust to act in your best interests.

Posted by davesmall on July 3, 2011 at 8:57 PM (PDT)

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