Samsung: Apple ‘could not have sold a single phone’ if not for us

Samsung: Apple ‘could not have sold a single phone’ if not for usIn the war between Apple and Samsung, Team Cupertino essentially asserts that it invented touchscreen phones and tablets, and that everyone else – most notably Samsung – is copying them. Sigh.

A recent filing from Samsung reveals exactly how the South Koreans feel about Apple, and it doesn’t pull any punches.

A few choice excerpts from Samsung’s trial brief appear over on the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.

Check it: “Samsung has been researching and developing mobile telecommunications technology since at least as early as 1991 and invented much of the technology for today‘s smartphones.

“Indeed, Apple, which sold its first iPhone nearly twenty years after Samsung started developing mobile phone technology, could not have sold a single iPhone without the benefit of Samsung‘s patented technology.”

Take that, Apple! And it continues:

“For good measure, Apple seeks to exclude Samsung from the market, based on its complaints that Samsung has used the very same public domain design concepts that Apple borrowed from other competitors, including Sony, to develop the iPhone. Apple‘s own internal documents show this.”

Great stuff. Hit the link above to read more on why Apple is in fact the big fat thief.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 26, 2012 at 16:20

I was wondering how long it'd be before Samsung got sick enough of Apple's abuse of the patent system, to break out this argument.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 26, 2012 at 16:40

It has become bizarre. In the US especially as a consumer you can hardly sue any corporations anymore. But Apple, MS and co (+ celebs) just go to the market with the most favourable laws to bang around.... Getjar and Handango (or whoever was first) should sue about the appstore idea. In Greenland.

Pondlife  Jul. 26, 2012 at 17:00

Talking of suing corporations anyone hear any more about that suit against Nokia for screwing up the company? Guessing it didn't get off the ground

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 26, 2012 at 17:08

Talking of suing corporations anyone hear any more about that suit against Nokia for screwing up the company? Guessing it didn't get off the ground
I haven't heard anything, but from what I read, the case was utter rubbish.

mrT786  Jul. 26, 2012 at 17:11

Samsung should just have stopped supply apple and then see how many phones they sell?
I'm surprised Apple haven't claimed to have invented 'THE APPLE'!!!

Pondlife  Jul. 26, 2012 at 17:29

It must be in samsungs interest to keep supplying them or they would have stopped. They do get to ship vast numbers of components this way

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 26, 2012 at 17:30

Talking of suing corporations anyone hear any more about that suit against Nokia for screwing up the company? Guessing it didn't get off the ground
Ha. Have forgotten all about it... I'm sure we would have heard more about it, had it gone ahead....

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 26, 2012 at 17:48

Apple products and technologies innovations follow similar path of Microsoft, maybe because Jobs always seen himself in place of Gates. Back in the days MS commercialized mouse and windows based approach to operating system on top of command based interface. Microsoft did not invent any of it - they took existing technologies added some of their ideas and sold it.
However, Microsoft did not sue their competition in OS space.

barrybarryk  Jul. 26, 2012 at 19:03

Especially when Apple didn't invent it either, like most of their 'creations', it was just a bought patent to use as a weapon, hoping to force exclusivity. Oddly similar to how they still do business and 'innovate'

socialjeebus  Jul. 27, 2012 at 04:58

Samsung should just have stopped supply apple and then see how many phones they sell?
I'm surprised Apple haven't claimed to have invented 'THE APPLE'!!!


It's a different division that supplies Apple, and they're not about to sacrifice themselves at the altar of Samsung Mobile. They're spreading their bets after seeing how Sony, Blackberry, LG, Nokia and seemingly HTC have been decimated.

The original point is completely valid though, does Apple have one genuine idea/innovation of its own? Surely Apple's innovation is down to a design or two plus some full-on patent trolling.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 27, 2012 at 09:50

Samsung should just have stopped supply apple and then see how many phones they sell?
I'm surprised Apple haven't claimed to have invented 'THE APPLE'!!!


It's a different division that supplies Apple, and they're not about to sacrifice themselves at the altar of Samsung Mobile. They're spreading their bets after seeing how Sony, Blackberry, LG, Nokia and seemingly HTC have been decimated.

The original point is completely valid though, does Apple have one genuine idea/innovation of its own? Surely Apple's innovation is down to a design or two plus some full-on patent trolling.

I couldn't have put it better myself.

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