Apple to Drop Patent Claims Against Galaxy S III Mini If Its Not Sold in the U.S.

Posted December 29, 2012 at 12:56am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 13655 views

Apple has agreed top drop patent claims against the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini so long as Samsung doesn't sell the device in the U.S.A., reports Reuters. The agreement was disclosed in a San Jose U.S. District Court filing made today.

Last month Apple had asked the court to add the Galaxy S III Mini and other devices to its litigation against Samsung. Responding, Samsung said that since the device was not available for sale in the United States it shouldn't be included. Sales had started in Europe. Since Apple lawyers were able to purchase "multiple units" of the Mini from and have them delivered in the U.S. the device was targeted.

However, since Samsung says it is not "making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing the Galaxy S III Mini in the United States" Apple agreed to withdraw its patent claims on the Mini, "so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple's ability later to accuse the Galaxy S III Mini if the factual circumstances change."

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Da_Celltech - January 3, 2013 at 6:12am
I can see the very Bright future of Apple here.. coping from others and saying apple own this and that .. LOL.. god bless you apple .. Actually You what .. F**k You apple products and its user ... Samsung is the Best ..
Da_Celltech - January 3, 2013 at 6:17am
I repair more then 8 iPhones a day and a couple of androids ... off course i make very good money out of apple phones and its easy to repair but i personally hate apple products ..
NEEMA - December 31, 2012 at 3:16am
Apple really needs to stop doing this ! I am an apple head but trust me iphone 5 is my last purchase. You know samsung is getting better and better and I think its bout that time that we start supporting samsung ! Waiting for the next Samsung galaxy 4 or whatever its named !
Gagoka - December 29, 2012 at 11:08pm
gagokas mom - December 30, 2012 at 12:40am
Gagoka = ASSHOLE ready for REAR END ENTRY !
Matt-nyc - December 29, 2012 at 2:23pm
Suck galaxys
Sami - December 29, 2012 at 7:02am
Apple...afraid of any competition. If you know you have a better product, then let other companies fail and waste their money...why block other companies from wasting their time with lame products? Ford doesn't block Chevy from making trucks, they just realize that there is competition which makes them strive to make a better product. I don't see how this is any different. Not saying that ford is better than Chevy but you get my point.
samsung suxs - December 29, 2012 at 3:06pm
Not true simply because many beleive Samsung sucks and has no innovative idea`s except those they poorly make copies from. The People speaks out on several sites about their dealings with samscum see the link below or just do a search for samsung poor CS or problems ect. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
- December 29, 2012 at 4:30pm
How did samsung "copy" the iPhone? Yes, the original Samsung galaxy was sort of a copy, but the Samsung galaxy s3 looks nothing like the iPhone. Unless you're saying that making a phone with a rectangular screen and rounded edges, along with a home button and speaker grille on the front is copying apple. If you don't like Samsung, don't buy their stuff. If you don't like apple, don't buy their products. I bet half the people that say Samsung sucks haven't even used a Samsung device. And for the people that have used a Samsung and say it sucks, that's your opinion. I can say the iPhone sucks; that's only my opinion, not a proven fact. It's funny, whenever apple says something, everyone thinks that "whatever apple says MUST be true. If apple says I need an iPhone, I NEED an iPhone. If apple says Samsung copied them, then that is obviously true. Why would apple lie?"
Sami - December 29, 2012 at 6:29pm
You can't be the best if there isn't anything else to compare to. Samsung isn't their only competition. There are other manufacturers that come out with phones that are arguably better than iPhone. Why are they so stuck on Samsung? They are single handedly giving Samsung tons of recognition for their galaxy line up. Doesn't this whole thing about not selling the S3 mini in the US make it seem like apple if afraid of competition? They wouldn't be spending so much money in court if there was no threat.
samsung Suxs - December 29, 2012 at 9:02pm
I have owned several devices from Palm to BB and Samshit over the years, and samsung is by far the worst when it comes to CS and quality out there. If quality and functionality means nothing to you good for you but for me and others we want a product that is RELIABLE. As for your clairvoyent comment, about many people complaining has not used a Samsung product or owned re-think your remark, most people wouldnt care.... but if they care that much there is a reason think about it. Prior to Apple NO smart phone except for BB and even they dropped the ball was able to bring the people this innovation, so sure the whole concept was built upon Apple`s success . If Apple didnt make a iPhone we all would still be using BB`s and Samsung would be copying them.
samsung Suxs - December 29, 2012 at 9:04pm
@ Sami.... really is that the best regurgitated garbage you can find what a joke.
Sami - December 29, 2012 at 9:11pm
@samsung SUX I just think apple should focus on bettering themselves instead of taking down a company that everyone thinks sucks anyways. Lol no hard feelings dude but I think it's stupid to constantly target Samsung unless they truly think they are a threat. Think about it.
Samsung Suxs - December 29, 2012 at 9:19pm
@ Sami, I thought about it a long time and my displeasure with samsung is due to there arrogant attitude towards the customer. When you spend good money for something it SHOULD WORK money does not grow on trees dude it earned and definetly not given to you,so companies like samsung should respect there clients. Concerning Apple I dont feel they are the best,they are controlling and since Jobs passed have screwed up royally like the launch of the iPad 3 and then 4. But that being said there devices are sound and I know I wont be running to the Apple CS to argue with them about a problem they just take care of it....unlike Samsung.
samsung suxs - December 29, 2012 at 9:25pm
@ Sami , Also forgot to mention, they dont only target Samsung they go after every company that infringes on their patents, difference is that most other companies settle or licences it Samsung does not play fair. Also Samsung has info on apple devices since they make parts for them, which at the time didnt seem to be an issue maybe Apple didnt think Samsung would have copied their idea/device since they had a business relationship....but I guess they were wrong.
Sami - December 29, 2012 at 9:46pm
@samsung SUX I get what you are saying. I have used both the galaxy s3 and the iPhone 5. I personally like the iPhone but once I used the S3 I kind of swayed my opinion towards that. They are both good devices but the material used in the S3 lack in quality.
Samsung Suxs - December 30, 2012 at 12:34am
@ Sami, All I can say I `m glad that their is competition , but what creates innovation is change and by copying there is no change, It would be great if Samsung truly came out with something that is innovative....I mean its not like they dont have the R&D to do it, instead of giving their engineers a apple device and say make it like this....this was brought up in the one of the court cases that this is what they told there R&D dept. Also I truly hope Sami, you never have to see the day when your samsung devise that is still under warranty fails and they give you every excuse in the book to renege on there warranty. I experienced this with a LCD TV and then stupid me bought my daughter a samsung camera which both broke within 6 months and I had to fight to get it fixed or replaced even the store was upset with the CS department of Samsung and the manager got fed up with samsung and took care of it by replacing it themselves and the corporate buyers can deal with the return, but told me NOT to buy the Samsung TV get a Sony instead which I did and 2 years later no worries.
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