Apple is attempting to have its number one rival product taken off the shelves using the same legal tactics which have only worked in a kangaroo court in the US, so far.
Jobs’ Mob won a court case in the US which called for damages against Samsung for nicking Apple’s ideas. However these were all products which were old and did not include more recent products which had been designed to avoid Apple’s patents. Apple won the case against Samsung because a jury foreman, who was a patent holder, misinterpreted the law for his fellows and claimed they had to ignore prior art on the rounded rectangle.
Now Jobs’ Mob is trying to widen the list to include the Galaxy S III so that it will not be sold in the US. The Galaxy S III is outselling Apple’s phone mostly because it has a much better spec and is cheaper. Since Samsung lost its court case against Apple, sales of the Galaxy S III have shot up as consumers twigged that it was a better phone for a cheaper price. By repeating the mantra that Samsung copied it, Apple accidentally revealed to the great unwashed that there was a better and cheaper version of its product out there.
Also included on the new list was the Galaxy Note.
According to Reuters, Samsung denounced Apple’s attempt to halt sales of the S III, which hit the 10 million global sales mark in July, less than three months after its release.
In a statement the company said that Apple continues to resort to litigation over market competition in an effort to limit consumer choice.