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Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:06

Samsung tries to ban Apple in South Korea

Written by Nick Farell

Samsung is seeking a complete ban on the sales of the upcoming Apple iPhone 5 in South Korea, in apparent retaliation Job's Mob's patent trolling in Europe, the US and Australia. After the launch of the iPhone 5, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology-related patents, Samsung said.

It will be impossible for Apple to contest the patent and remain connected to a mobile phone base station. Normally such patents are licenced, but Samsung has had a gutsful of Apple not playing fair in its patent trollage so the idea is to give it a taste of its own medicine. By refusing to licence the technology, Samsung is forcing Apple to accept a ban in a growing market.

So far, Samsung has not been entering into a dogfight with Apple. However, it appears that Jobs' Mob might have crossed a line with some of its legal antics in Europe. That effectively locked the Galaxy Tab out of Germany.

There is also an element of cutting its own nose off to spite its face. The iPhone has shedloads of Samsung technology under the bonnet. The iPhone 5 will have Samsung’s NAND flash memories and application processors.

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+16 #1 STRESS 2011-09-20 12:44
Go Samsung go! Show Job's MOB how retarded they are
+6 #2 chyll2 2011-09-20 14:39
Go samsung, got HTC, go google. Seriously, competition should be fought in the market and not in the court.
+4 #3 BernardP 2011-09-20 16:37
Judges who let Apple get their way are way over their head in their comprehension of technology.

I must be tempting for Samsung to starve Apple for chips.

It's known that Apple is planning to shift production to TSMC and maybe GF.

The suits against Samsung are only delaying tactics against a competitor in consumer hardware.
+3 #4 fingerbob69 2011-09-20 17:12
It does seem to be somewhat folly for Apple to legally attack Samsung who are not just a competitor but also a supplier ...of Samsung patented parts.
0 #5 pogsnet 2011-09-20 18:35
Good news for koreans, no more lost kidneys.
0 #6 PorscheRacer14 2011-09-21 00:41
This is why I never really cared for all the court stuff in technology. It was usually mundane and stupid. Then Apple stepped in and decided to tea bag the industry with mint-tea and say that it's good.

Finally a few people decided they didn't like the taste and pushed back at Apple. I say good for them. I mean, I understand how patents and royalties work. It's part of other areas such as in medicine, automotive, manufacturing tools and so forth. You pay the royalty and you can add to it, and make it better or do what you please with it in your product. But you still get to innovate and put out your product which doesn't hamper the industry.

It's when you act like a Richard and try to block things like Apple did here that it's wrong.

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