Should Samsung smartphones be banned from the marketplace? Apple Inc submitted a list of 8 Samsung devices it wants pulled from stores after the Korean tech company was found guilty of copying Apple products.

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Should Samsung smartphones be banned from the marketplace? Apple Inc submitted a list of 8 Samsung devices it wants pulled from stores after the Korean tech company was found guilty of copying Apple products.

Should Samsung smartphones be banned from the marketplace? Apple Inc submitted a list of 8 Samsung devices it wants pulled from stores after the Korean tech company was found guilty of copying Apple products.

  • Start date:Aug 30, 2012
  • End date:Aug 31, 2012
  • Voters: 1,644 times
  • Yes
    12.4%
  • No
    86.9%
  • I don't know
    0.5%
  • I'm not familiar with the issue
    0.2%

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  • Discussion 7 : 30 Aug 2012 at 14.167

    Khun Spiceman #2, yes, intellectual property is important but it is also highly abused. No one should be able to patent colors or shapes (like a rounded rectangle). More importantly is the hidden point: Apple stole their idea from Sony in the first place. Besides that, Apple licenses a significant amount of hardware and software from Samsung for their devices. As I said, if Samsung cancelled the licenses they allow Apple to use then Apple would (temporarily) be out of business. US courts are generally reasonable, unfortunately and most often it is not about truth but more about the lawyer who can debate better than the opposition.

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    Discussion 6 : 30 Aug 2012 at 11.186

    The US complains about intellectual property then allows people to patent the obvious, like rounded corners or patent things they have absolutely no intention or ability to develop and bring to market just so they can make money if someone else develops it. Competition spurs development, some of the otherwise intelligent and enlightened people who buy Apple products really should pause and think about the monster they are supporting.

  • Discussion 5 : 30 Aug 2012 at 10.195

    Khun Spiceman - Read about the verdict in the S.Korean court and you will see that they have a much more balanced view of the case. That court found that they both infringed on each others patents. The US verdict was under US law and with a jury and not a judge as in most countries. Samsung's products in question are also the previous generation of smartphones. Do yourselve a favour and compare the new Samsung Galaxy S 3 to the iPhone 4S. You will see that they are different products. Apple also recently had to pay a Chinese company $60 mil for using the iPhone name in China as this company registered that name long before Apple produced iPhones. Even if they ban Samsungs products in the US, Samsung will just slightly change their products as not to infringe the patents and continue to out sell Apple 2:1.

  • Discussion 4 : 30 Aug 2012 at 09.404

    This law suit was totally frivolous, I'm amazed that the courts agree to use it. Samson should sue apple for using its round phone with 4 straight edges instead of apple suing Samson for coping its rectangle phone with rounded edges

  • Discussion 3 : 30 Aug 2012 at 08.093

    It remains to be seen just how smart Apple are, they may well have shot themselves in both feet. Google have now stepped into the fray with a list of patent infringements against Apple.

  • Discussion 2 : 30 Aug 2012 at 08.032

    Khun Ravbrat #1, Apple sued Samsung for infringing on its patents, and the jury agreed with apple. But if instead of Apple, but Samsung that had invented the smartphone and tablets, and Apple then copied them, I expect the same judgement but in Samsung's favor. Intellectual property law is very important, if we want to encourage innovation versus duplication. Otherwise, innovators would be extremely reluctant to bring their innovations into the market, knowing full well that other can easily copy them and make money on their inventions. At least, wait until the patents expire!

  • Discussion 1 : 30 Aug 2012 at 05.301

    Apple can't beat Samsung in the market so they are using the courts to get them out (or slow them down) of the market. If Samsung cancelled the contracts that allows Apple to use Samsung technology (and patents) then apple would be forced to stop selling everything they own.

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