I wonder if anybody reads these articles and thinks “Wow, I’m honestly shocked!” anymore. Yes, Samsung is adding even more lawsuits against Apple to its list.
This news comes just ten days after we reported the previous suit. The main goal is to ban Apple from selling iOS devices in the Netherlands, particularly the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and iPad 2.
The complaints are regarding the 3G technologies in Apple’s products. Since these are standard in mobile phones throughout the world, I’m curious to find out why Samsung is suing just Apple. Again. Well, it’s probably because Apple is going after Samsung in courts at every turn too.
Here’s what Lee Younghee, head of global marketing for mobile communications at Samsung has to say about it:
We’ll be pursuing our rights for this in a more aggressive way from now on. [...] We’ve been quite respectful and also passive in a way. However, we shouldn’t be … anymore.
That pretty much translates into “It’s time to kick some ass.” An anonymous Samsung executive also said as soon as the iPhone 5 hits market, the company is planning on suing that phone too. Apparently, it would be impossible to sell it without Samsung’s patents.
These two kids just can’t play nice in the sandbox. For most of 2011, the smartphone manufacturers have been arguing back and forth. Apple issued a couple of lawsuits against Samsung toward the beginning of the year. After that, it seems as if Samsung just got fed up and fired a few back. The argument has spread publicly around the world. Germany, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands are all involved.
Seriously, that’s enough.