Check Out Apple's Takedown Notice to Galaxy Nexus Retailers

Posted July 14, 2012 at 6:27pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11130 views

Here's a look at what Apple's takedown notice to Galaxy Nexus retailers looked like. The letter was shared by iMore early this morning.

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Re: Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al., United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. C-11-01846 (LHK)

[Name redacted]

We represent Apple Inc. in the above-referenced action.

We enclose a copy of the June 26 preliminary injunction ordered entered by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in this case together with a copy of Apple's U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 (the '604 patent'). With the posting of the requisite bond, the order is now in effect.

The order provides as follows:

For the foregoing reasons, Apple's motion for a perliminary injuction is GRANTED. Accordingly, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC; its officers, partners, agents, servants, emplotyees, attornyes, subsidiaries, and those acting in concert with any of them, are enjoined for making, using, offering to sell, or selling within the Unite States, or importing into the United States, Samsung's Glaxy Nexus and any product that is no more than colorably different from the specified product that infringes on U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604.

(emphasis added).

As the italicized language provides, the order applies not only to the named Samsung entities, but also to anyone "acting in concert" with them. Apple thus believes that the order extends to you because you may be selling, offering to sell, or importing Samsung's Galaxy Nexus.

Please comply with the order by ceasing immediately to engage in any of the specified acts (e.g., importing, offering to sell, or selling within the United States) in connection with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and any product that is no more than colorably different from it and embodies the '604 patent's design. At a minimum, Apple believes compliance with the Court's order requires immediately removing for sale the Galaxy Nexus from all physical and online venues under your direction or control.

Please contact the undersigned if you have questions.
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Although the ban was temporarily lifted, Apple was clearly proactive in trying to make sure retailers removed the product from their shelves. Accompanying the notice was the nearly 100 page United States District Court ruling referenced in the letter.

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Sami - July 15, 2012 at 8:40am
I work at a mall at a Verizon retailer and there is an Apple store in the mall. Let me just say I was in there yesterday with a customer whom I personally walked with from our store to Apple to get a problem fixed. The apple "genius" was kind enough to explain that the customers previous phone (LG ENV) was a good phone but the iPhone 4S is "in it's own GALAXY." I laughed at him and asked if they were even allowed to say the word "galaxy" in this store,hoping to just joke around with him but no...he continued to say that the iPhone is the original smart phone and they have set all standards on all smart phones. My eyes watered after the quick spray of smugness hit my face. I told him the Siri is a gimmick and has been around for years without the name, and that the slide down menu on the iphone was featured in the original android phone which came out before iOS5. No response. Once I realized I was talking to a fucking retard who apparently had been violently and severly brainwashed by Apple, I gave up and left the store. They know how to win with lawsuits not with actual products. If they had any pride in themeselves or their products, they wouldn't be so worried about Samsung. Fuck Apple.
Parnak - July 15, 2012 at 11:30am
well why would you even care if he is brainwashed or not. u work at a retail store for verizon. aren't you already brainwashed by them that Verizon is the best network service put there. WTF .
Sami - July 15, 2012 at 4:45pm
No I'm not brainwashed. I'm realistic when it comes to customers. That's what people want. I don't tell people that verizon is the best network because it doesn't meet all the needs for a lot of people. It annoys me when I talk to an apple employee and the whole conversation on their end feels scripted.
DacksMac - July 15, 2012 at 6:21pm
That's why they are worth so much. I'd do the same thing to my employees if I owned something like Apple.
Samsung=Shiite - July 16, 2012 at 4:53am
Siri hasn't been around for years -- google voice is certainly not siri--saw slide down menu before Android had copied it, so STFU you fuckwitt
LOL - July 16, 2012 at 5:53am
You're actually an uneducated misinformed fucking useless cunt, if you think that the slide down notifications menu was in iOS before it was in Android, I got my first android phone over 3 years ago, and it had the slide down notifcations bar, iOS just got it last year, you're a typical Apple fan boy, I don't know why I still come to this site.
DacksMac - July 16, 2012 at 12:44pm
We don't either. We think you should pack it up and leave. Ciao!
rudyy - July 15, 2012 at 1:38am
I'd tell apple to contact my lawyers; I don't take orders from letters or emails. Fuck off.
FanBoy - July 14, 2012 at 9:36pm
You would've thought they proof read their emails.. Guess Again
PeteBell - July 15, 2012 at 7:25am
Absolutely! To say these people are supposed to be lawyers, they seem to be only semi-literate! As I read the notice I started to think that this was a hoax. So many spelling mistakes!
DacksMac - July 15, 2012 at 6:22pm
This is iClaried spelling mistakes.
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