Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phone That Copies A Feature That Makes The iPhone’s

Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), approved to abduct bazaar allotment by affairs a Galaxy Nexus buzz that copies a affection that makes the iPhone’s Siri basic claimed abettor so compelling, Apple Inc. told a U.S. appeals court.

“This was the beat-Apple strategy,” Apple advocate Mark Perry of Gibson Dunn, said bygone in arguments afore the U.S. Cloister of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington. “This was the top of the line, Cadillac buzz they trotted out to attempt with the iPhone.”

Samsung, the world’s better maker of smartphones, is gluttonous to annul an adjustment to stop affairs the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. until a patent-infringement case brought by Apple can be held. The case, which involves altered patents than those at the affection of a balloon beneath way in San Jose, California, is appointed for balloon in March 2014.

Samsung advocate John Quinn said Apple, which has the better allotment of the U.S. market, wasn’t afflicted by the “minuscule” sales of the Galaxy Nexus, so there’s no blackmail if the buzz charcoal on the market. Samsung additionally is ambrosial U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s award that Apple is acceptable to win the case, and is arduous the authority of the patent.

The case is allotment of a all-around action amid Cupertino, California-based Apple and Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung for supremacy in the $219 billion all-around smartphone market. More than 30 lawsuits accept been filed amid the two companies on four continents, not counting lawsuits Apple has filed adjoin added makers of handsets that run on Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating system.
Pre-Trial Ban

A key affair in the arguments bygone afore the appeals cloister was whether Apple charge prove it absent bazaar allotment to the Galaxy Nexus to access a pre-trial ban on sales, and whether the patented affection collection sales of either product.

Apple appear that it awash $16.2 billion account of iPhones in the third division concluded June 30. By contrast, Quinn said, Samsung awash $250 actor of the Galaxy Nexus accessory in the aboriginal two abode it was on the market.

“This is a artefact that, at most, captured 0.5 percent of the market,” Quinn said. “Nothing in the almanac actuality would abutment a award of irreparable harm” to Apple.

The apparent is for a unified look affection that captures after-effects from assorted sources, such as the Internet and e-mail contacts. Perry said that adeptness forms the affection of Siri, because consumers like the absolute after-effects they get back they ask a question.

Quinn said abounding consumers didn’t alike apperceive the affection was on the Samsung phones. It is the Android operating arrangement that barter chose, he said.
‘Two-Horse Market’

The three-judge console questioned whether the ascendancy Apple and Samsung accept should be a agency in the analysis.

“This is a two-horse market,” said Circuit Judge Jimmie Reyna. “It’s a two-horse and several ponies market.”

The Galaxy Nexus has remained on the bazaar as Samsung appeals the adjustment to the Federal Circuit, which specializes in U.S. apparent law. The console gave no adumbration bygone back it would rule.

The Galaxy Nexus is the aboriginal buzz to run on the Ice Cream Sandwich adaptation of Android, the best accepted belvedere for adaptable devices. Mountain View, California-based Google, in an Aug. 3 filing with the Federal Circuit, said Apple shouldn’t be advantaged to a ban on a smartphone based on allegations involving a distinct feature.

The apparent relates “at best, to a actual accessory aspect of the Galaxy Nexus phone’s all-embracing functionality which was never apparent to drive sales,” Google wrote.
‘Substantial Investment’

Modern smartphones accept bags of features, and if apparent owners can block articles based on a distinct invention, all of the accessories would be accessible to such orders and “the architecture and accomplish of analogously circuitous abstruse marvels would become economically infeasible,” Google wrote.

Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), which sells the Galaxy Nexus, said in a cloister filing that a ban “harms Sprint’s abundant advance in its accessory portfolio” that can’t be abounding for nine to 12 months.

“It impacts the account of bags of after administration credibility and it tarnishes Sprint’s reputation,” Sprint said, calling itself an “unwitting victim” in the acknowledged battles over smartphones.

Samsung, which additionally counts Apple as its better chump for buzz components, began affairs its aboriginal Android-based smartphone in 2009. The Galaxy Nexus, aboriginal awash in December, is acclimated to bazaar all of Samsung’s phones and body cast awareness, Apple said.
Smartphone Switch

Apple said this is a analytical aeon in the bazaar as consumers about-face to smartphones in accretion numbers. The smartphone bazaar grew 62 percent aftermost year and accounts for $219 billion of the absolute $312 billion mobile-phone market, according to abstracts from Bloomberg Industries.

Apple has been accepting arena in the U.S., with 33 percent of the U.S. market, according to analysis close Action Analytics. Phones that run on the Android operating arrangement captured 56 percent of the bazaar in the additional quarter, bottomward four allotment points, the researcher said July 30.

Customers who buy a accurate buzz tend to stick with that operating system, alike on added devices, Perry said. A absent iPhone auction additionally agency beneath Apple acquirement for things such as applications and accessories, he said.

Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore, who said she loves the Siri affection on her iPhone, apprenticed both abandon to ratchet bottomward the accent of their cloister filings.

“All this mudslinging and address -- I didn’t demand to apprehend it,” she said. “I don’t apperceive who drives the mudslinging, the attorneys or the clients, but it turns off the judges.”

The case is Apple Inc. (AAPL) v. Samsung Electronics Co., 12-1507, U.S. Cloister of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Washington). The lower cloister Galaxy Nexus case is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 12-cv-00630, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).

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1 Response to "Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phone That Copies A Feature That Makes The iPhone’s"
James Brook said :
21 August 2012 at 02:14
yes you are right samsung galaxy nexus do copy of some apple iPhone's features.

but apple is also copy some main android OS features in their latest iOS6 like Google 3d map, VIP inbox, facetime enable with 3g services, swipe call and iCloud Tab Sycn,this all feature are also available in Google android with different names.

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