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Apple gets interlocutory injunction against Samsung

Apple gets over the first hurdle.

Apple v Samsung DownUnder

At (Foss Patents‘) last count, the war between Apple and Samsung now ranges across 4 continents and 11 different courts in 9 countries. (For the start of the war, start here.) As of yesterday, one of those countries is Australia where, on Apple’s application for an interlocutory injunction, in return for an undertaking as to damages Samsung gave undertakings: Until the determination of this proceeding or further order of the.. Read More

Helping make Prof. Lessig’s case for him

So, Steve Jobs introduced iCloud to the world yesterday. Michael Speck from Music Industry Piracy Investigations (the people who bring down pirates like Kazaa for the record industry) declared: Apple was “no better than the old p2p pirates”. Now, at one level, Apple is not doing that much that hasn’t already been done before: Apple own webpage compares its service to those already on offer from Amazon and Google. Here’s.. Read More

Apple and Samsung Pt 2

Just noting this as a matter of record: One week after Apple sued Samsung, Samsung sued Apple for patent infringements, apparently in 4 countries. One point of interest is that this is not Samsung’s defence to Apple’s claims, but is filed so soon after Apple went to court. Nilay Patel considers it all in detail here.

Apple v Samsung

Nilay Patel at Thisismynext.com has embarked on an in depth examination of Apple’s new court action against Samsung. Unlike the spectacularly unsuccessful war against Windows (based on copyright and ‘look and feel’), this action involves: * patents; * design patents; and * trade dress. The “thing that distinguishes this case from Apple’s other actions against other Android products is the trade dress component (and the piquancy of Samsung being a.. Read More

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