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Apple, Samsung Both Found Guilty In Korean Patent Case

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Aug 24, 2012, 8:57 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

A patent infringement case in South Korea has concluded with Apple and Samsung both found to have infringed on certains patents held by the other. Apple's patents on the design of the iPhone and iPad were part of the case, but Samsung was not found to have infringed. Rather, Samsung was found guilty of treading on Apple's patent on the "bounce" when reaching the end of a list or other screen. Apple, meanwhile, was found to have infringed on Samsung patents related to networking. Both companies face injunctions and small fines. Apple is barred form selling the iPhone 3GS and 4, as well as some iPads, in Korea. Samsung is barred from selling the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Nexus.

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Aug 24, 2012, 1:37 PM

A Positive For Apple.

Both may have been given reprimands and in the end, the losses won't be so crucial due to older models, but Apple actually has much more to gain over Samsung. Since Apple customers are very loyal, those seeking to upgrade, will most likely just go to the newest models. I'm sure Apple wouldn't mind this at all.

John B.
Apple makes about 60% of its total revenue from the iOS lineup....and they have a rather limited line up of devices....Samsung on the other hand offers a very wide variety products ranging from phones, laptops, TV',s digital cameras, vacuum cleaners, ...
Really? I don't think anyone looking to buy an iPhone 3s is in the ranks of the Apple loyal. Those people already have their iPhone 4's by now (or are looking to upgrade to them). Those looking for a 3s are in the budget crowd, an offering Apple is sa...

Aug 24, 2012, 9:06 AM

Is this the result they wanted ?

I know south korea is not the largest country, however it is a huge cell phone market. Is this really what Apple and Samsung wanted? Lost revenue for both companies? I really doubt it.
as for samsung i think it is what they wanted it hurts apple a lot more then then apple has only a few phones it sells while samsung has tons of phones for them to have 2 of out 20 items vs apple 2 out of 4 items its not a bad deal
Turning off the "bounce" animation is easy to do and irrelevant. I don't know the details of the "networking" thing Apple would have to fix, but it sounds like it has the potential to be a functional issue which would require some real coding work.
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