Apple strikes yet again, seeks ban on Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Apple seek preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Feb 12 2012 8:47 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST

Here we go, again. Apple don't even let the dust settle on previous lawsuits against not only Samsung, but others, and today is no different. Apple are bringing a motion for preliminary injunction against Samsung's Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the U.S.

Apple strikes yet again, seeks ban on Samsung Galaxy Nexus | TweakTown.com

The latest motion is based on a handful of very powerful patents, which FOSS Patents have dubbed "the patent equivalent of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse". Quite the title considering it's 2012 and all. FOSS' breakdown:

  • the "data tapping" patent based on which the ITC ordered an import ban against HTC
  • a patent related to Siri and unified search, which must be of huge concern to Google with a view to its core business
  • a new slide-to-unlock patent that even had the head of the Taiwanese government profoundly worried
  • a word completion patent that provides major speed improvements for touchscreen text entry

Really, Apple? Are you that scared of the Galaxy Nexus and Samsung's future, most likely, quad-core phones? That scared that all you can do is patent slap the competition instead of releasing actual ground-breaking new devices instead of "S" variants of 18-month-old smartphones? Release something magical, revolutionary, and I hope with all the power in the universe that the people you've pissed off with patents come back to haunt you.

NEWS SOURCE:androidpolice.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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