How Petty Patent Fights Can Get: Samsung Upset That Apple Gets Top Billing In Patent Suit

from the oh-come-on dept

It’s pretty clear that when two big tech companies go into patent nuclear war, it’s often just as much about egos as it is about anything legal. We’ve been covering the worldwide patent fight between Apple and Samsung for a while now, mostly siding with Samsung over Apple’s silly claims which seem to demonstrate an unwillingness to actually compete against other viable products in the marketplace. But, Samsung is no stranger to petty actions either. According to reporter Ina Fried, from AllthingsD (who is apparently covering the latest round of the trial in San Francisco), on the first day, the sign outside the court just showed “Apple vs. Samsung”, but Samsung objected, and so the sign has now been updated:




Yes, this is the kind of petty squabbling that comes out during patent fights.

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blaktronsays:

The real problem here us that the US is putting 100s of billions of dollars in economic growth and in some ways the future of technological progress in the hands of 10 ignorant jurors and 1 clearly biased judge.

Obviously it goes to appeal at least once, but the outcome of the original trial plays a huge part in that, as do the jury instructions that Apple Fangirl Koh makes.

Good show US.

Anonymoussays:

there isn’t one company that hasn’t ‘stolen’ an idea from another company, claimed that idea as their own and used it, and that goes for Apple as well. from what i’ve read, Jobs was one of the worse for stealing ideas from others and using in Apple products, using the financial muscle to stop legal issues. when the situation was/is reversed. however, there is no company worse for chucking out patent infringement law suits. in the end, the only losers are the consumers. if someone likes Apple, they buy Apple. if they like Samsung or another company’s product, they buy it. instead of this pathetic squabbling every 2 weeks, think about the grief donned out to customers. sooner or later, they get pissed off and swap loyalties anyway!

Richardsays:

Korea

Samsung – being a Korean Company – is likely to be sensitive about these thing.

Consider the border between North and South. At the border post there are flags representing the two sides in the peace talks that still continue:

from http://www.gluckman.com/NKBorder.html

“Each side tried to upstage the other by bringing to the talks larger and larger delegation flags, eventually dwarfing the delegations. A set of standards resolved this conflict. Or did it?

“Theirs is slightly taller,” says Hilton, “but ours has a bigger width tip on top. The North Korean base is three tiers, but ours has two big ones, so it’s the same size. Their flag is longer, but ours is wider.””

Combomansays:

Correctly Identifying the case, not "top billing"

Cases are always named as “plaintiff v defendant”. Apple is suing Samsung but Samsung is also counter-suing Apple. Samsung was not being petty in complaining about not getting “top billing”, they were complaining (and rightly so) that both the suit and counter-suit be identified.

Anonymous Coward With A Unique Writing Stylesays:

I believe they gave opening statements yesterday. I was reading about them on several websites. Apple’s boiled down to, “We have Samsung quoted as saying it was beyond easy to copy the iPad.” And Samsung’s boiled down to, “We are in court arguing about rectangles and who patented them first. How ridiculous is that?”

I’ll try and find some links when I have a chance.

Mr Maxsays:

You have it all wrong

The reason for doing this is massive publicity and to block sales…. u think they really care about who coppied who?

No… they don’t!

Bad publicity is still publicity and the only two companies left in the game are apple and samsung.

Yes they spend a couple of million fighting each other, but think about everything that is happening.

Also, in my opinion Apple wants to break the patent system and show how ridiculous it is. A change needs to happen, and it should happen soon.

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