Samsung: Apple sent ‘menacing’ letters to Galaxy Tab and Nexus retailers

Samsung: Apple sent ‘menacing’ letters to Galaxy Tab and Nexus retailersYou’ll all no doubt be familiar with the recent preliminary injunctions served against the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

In this latest chapter, Samsung has revealed that Apple sent letters to retailers demanding that they remove the Galaxy Tab and Nexus from sale; letters it categorises as “menacing”.

The comments appear in a document filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (PDF), and Samsung really lets rip.

Samsung states: “Apple’s menacing letters greatly overreach, incorrectly claiming that third-party retailers are subject to the prohibitions of the preliminary injunction, which they clearly are not.

“None of them is a party to the action, and the law is clear that they are permitted to sell their existing inventory, even without a stay.

“Nonetheless, such letters seek unfairly to disrupt the business of both Samsung and its retail partners, who are now being threatened by a company with a self-proclaimed commitment to  ‘thermonuclear’ litigation.”

We can’t help but feel that all this courtroom bickering is ultimately a waste of time. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is getting on a bit now, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is going back on sale soon.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 15, 2012 at 14:47

hahaha (to the photo...not the scandalous, outrageous yada yada)

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 15, 2012 at 14:50

hahaha (to the photo...not the scandalous, outrageous yada yada)

Seems a tad excessive, alright.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 15, 2012 at 18:53

Sending this type of letter in the UK would be a criminal offence on Apple's part, not just an inconvenience to Samsung and their retail partners. "Malicious or nuisance communications" (which blatantly lying about the reach of a court order and threatening companies with this fantasy version of the law, would count as) are counted as a form of anti-social behaviour, and therefore a criminal offence in the UK.

Just a thought...

Pondlife  Jul. 15, 2012 at 22:57

Maybe it's not as clear cut as we'd imagine as seemingly retailers have complied, although with likely sales figures of the dated Tab 10.1 it could be hard to tell

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 15, 2012 at 23:24

Maybe it's not as clear cut as we'd imagine as seemingly retailers have complied, although with likely sales figures of the dated Tab 10.1 it could be hard to tell
That just means retailers fear Apple, Hardly a surprise with their blatant abuse of the patent system and extremely questionable victories in US Courts.

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