Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I don't understand what point you think you're making, I don't think you do either. You're so eager to disagree with me that you're not making sense.

Samsung and other manufacturers are facing litigation (And have been handed injunctions) in various parts of the world. So no, Android is not free everywhere outside of the US.

Besides, we don't live in an isolated world. Samsung is a multinational corporation. Costs are costs.

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adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

So no, Android is not free everywhere outside of the US.


Maybe you don't understand the bullshit you are spewing? Name me one court case in Asia where Android OEMs have been litigated and lost. Just because it is legitimate in Corporate America it doesn't equal the world.

Don't be eager to spew nonsense, try defending your arguments for once!

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

There have been no such cases in Asia, that I can recall.

There have however been cases in the EU were certain Samsung subsidiaries are forbidden from selling their phones in specific EU member states. That's akin to a ruling in Virginia affecting the rest of the United States.

They just happened to choose that venue.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Samsung and other manufacturers are facing litigation (And have been handed injunctions) in various parts of the world.


I can only recall Germany.

Samsung is a multinational corporation. Costs are costs.


True indeed and the U.S market isn't really that big and lucrative in comparison to the rest of the world. Maybe Samsung will cut it's losses and just sell their stuff everywhere else.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


I can only recall Germany.


I assume you understand how the European UNION works, right? An injunction handed down in Germany applies to more than just Germany.


True indeed and the U.S market isn't really that big and lucrative in comparison to the rest of the world. Maybe Samsung will cut it's losses and just sell their stuff everywhere else.


And I get called a fanboy. You're suggesting the abandonment of a 300 million+ consumer market. All because Google refuses to step up to the plate and either license or challenge these patents.

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