Posts tagged "patent"

US Court prohibits sale of Galaxy Nexus

In the dispute over patents for tablet computers and smartphones, the South Korean electronics giant Samsung has suffered another defeat. A U.S. district court with an injunction forbid the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus in the United States. In support led to the judge, Samsung probably have copied parts of Apple’s voice control system, Siri. Siri is a new feature of the iPhone 4S, which allows the phone to be controlled almost entirely by voice.

Currently, there is an imposed ban on the sale of the smartphone in the United States.¬†The same court on Tuesday had an injunction prohibiting the sale of the Tablet PC Galaxy Tab 10.1. It took the decision, “Notes that Samsung has changed its design of its products to look more like those of Apple.” Apple had already filed an action against Samsung in Germany and accused the group to have copied with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the iPad. Samsung, meanwhile, brought out a specially modified version of the tablet¬†for the German market.

Patent Dispute: Apple takes on Samsung’s Galaxy S3

Apple attacks Samsung in a patent dispute concerning at least two functions in Galaxy S3.

Apple and Samsung are giving everything in their patent battle. Now, the iPhone maker sets its sights on the Galaxy S3, the new top product of the South Korean company. Shortly before the planned U.S. launch of the Galaxy S3, Apple sought an injunction against the Samsung device in California.

Apple argued that the Galaxy S3 contains functions from the previous model, Galaxy Nexus, which they already contended to be theirs. Specifically, Apple says that two patents were allegedly violated. One of these is unified search, and the other is data tapping – a function wherein the device detects data such as telephone numbers, and provides the user with appropriate options such as call.