Good news just can’t stop coming from Samsung. The Korean giant once again reported on successful sales of the Galaxy Note II. Although this smartphone started selling in October, Samsung cited at the beginning of this month that 3 million units have sold. Now they have taken a step further and achieved another milestone.
Last week we ran an article about the way that Apple chose to comply with an order from a UK judge to set the record straight about their continuous claims that Samsung copied Apple with their Tab line of products. Although many read this as an order to apologize for slandering Samsung Apple did not see it that way and chose instead to only acknowledge the fact that the UK High Court had ruled that Samsung was not guilty of infringement and then followed that up with more claims that Samsung’s Tab Copied the iPad including a misleading statement that Samsung was found guilty in the US for this.
There is a lot going on with the Samsung V Apple trial today as we head toward the final summations and then a jury decision. As we told you yesterday Judge Koh would like to see both sides compromise or to make peace entirely. She claims that there is danger to both sides if the trial goes to a jury. Although they jury cannot truly decide the validity of any patents in question they can still determine if one or the other has infringed. It is a situation that could see both sides impacted.
Ok, so I have this truck that I designed it is about 20 feet long and a little over 10 feet tall. The truck weighs 4 tons and comes only in black. I want to sue you because you built a sub-compact car that has four tires. This is the equivalent of what the “High” court in Germany has done by banning the Galaxy Tab 7.7 claiming that it resembles the iPad. The court’s reasons? Well they seem to think that the Tab 7.7 has sides and a back that looks like the iPad which makes it an infringing product and warrants a complete ban on the product throughout the European Union. Makes sense right?
Someone at either Apple or IP Applications (the company that Apple used to secure the Trademark name iPad from Proview) has leaked documents in evidence of their case against Proview. However, (and again after careful reading) we have found some very odd things with these documents. The first thing and one that cannot be overlooked is the release of privileged Client/Attorney emails. These were faxed to Postal Services Plus in San Anselmo, CA although the originating number has been removed from the fax (obviously to protect the guilty party here). But there is more going on here than at first meets the casual eye.