Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Aug 2011 12:07 UTC
Legal The hearing regarding the preliminary injunction in the German Apple v. Samsung case is currently under way. Biggest revelation so far? Samsung is accusing Apple of 27 (!) cases of altering pictures, all done to make Samsung's products appear more similar to Apple's than they really are. Like last time, Andreas Udo de Haes, editor at WebWereld.nl, present in the court room, is covering this. Update: It's on. Update II: Apple claims official picture of Galaxy Tab is rigged. Update III: Lolwut Apple? Update IV: Neelie Kroes is on the edge of her seat. Update V: The judge has upheld the German preliminary injunction. Final ruling on September 9.
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RE[2]: Great news!
by satan666 on Thu 25th Aug 2011 12:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Great news!"
satan666
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2008-04-18

I for one hope that it's not, since that would be really silly.

How is this silly and the current ban on Samsung products not silly?

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RE[3]: Great news!
by No it isnt on Thu 25th Aug 2011 12:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Great news!"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I didn't say that. The Samsung ban is silly, but I don't see how a disingenuous lawsuit should lead to a ban on sales for the other company. A hefty fine + damages for lost sales, yes.

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RE[4]: Great news!
by satan666 on Thu 25th Aug 2011 13:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Great news!"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

I didn't say that. The Samsung ban is silly, but I don't see how a disingenuous lawsuit should lead to a ban on sales for the other company. A hefty fine + damages for lost sales, yes.

If the ban on Samsung is silly but is implemented already, then silly is possible in Europe. I only want that the same thing is applied to Apple. Or are you saying that there should be double standards?
A hefty fine will not hurt Apple in any way. IIRC they have 75 billion in cash. The court needs to punish Apple in a way that will make Apple think twice before pulling frivolous lawsuits on competitors.

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RE[4]: Great news!
by JAlexoid on Thu 25th Aug 2011 13:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Great news!"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

According to most jurisdictions intentionally misleading a judge is a serious offense. Germany probably has some very strict rules there...

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RE[4]: Great news!
by Beta on Thu 25th Aug 2011 14:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Great news!"
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2005-07-06

I didn't say that. The Samsung ban is silly, but I don't see how a disingenuous lawsuit should lead to a ban on sales for the other company. A hefty fine + damages for lost sales, yes.

Samsung does not want damages for lost sales, they want to sell their phones. There’s much more from a phone sale than just money ‐ it’s all about the ecosystem nowadays.

Being limited (by having a product banned) by the court for a frivolous lawsuit will cost them customers.
It’s only right that Apple incurs the same cost if found to be abusing the courts.

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