R Bryant FranciscloseAuthor: R Bryant Francis
Name: Bryant Francis
About: R. Bryant Francis is a former contributing writer to the Jace Hall Show who specializes in gaming, pop culture, and all-around geekiness. Outside of the show, Bryant pursues a career in Hollywood as a producer and filmmaker.See Authors Posts (226)
There’s no way they think this will really work…
FOSS Patents is reporting today that Samsung has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission, with the express purpose of restricting the import of the following types of products: “Mobile Electronic Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computers.”
So in everyday lingo, iPhones, iPods, and iPads. As in, the devices each of yoy has at least one of in your household. Samsung’s publicity stunt comes courtesy of an ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung regarding various patents each company claims the other stole. Apple and Samsung were previously partnered for producing the various gadgets and gizmos Apple’s released, but apparently, Samsung’s had enough of being the little brother in this relationship. Supposedly, Apple’s already dumped Samsung as a supplier, and now the two are suing, countersuing, and complaining about each other in different countries.
What’s interesting to note about this entire affair is that it’s not just an American legal battle—it’s an international one. Apple’s obviously based out of Cupertino California, while Samsung is based out of Korea. But Apple buys components from Chinese companies like Foxconn, and Samsung sells products in the United States…
If that burgeoning legal headache wasn’t enough to make your head hurt, get this: if the ITC decides to hear Samsung’s complaint, it’ll take them 16 to 18 months to reach a decision. Ugh.
What’ll happen if you can’t buy a brand new iPhone or iPad? Do you even want to think that far…?
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R. Bryant Francis is a former contributing writer to the Jace Hall Show who specializes in gaming, pop culture, and all-around geekiness. Outside of the show, Bryant pursues a career in Hollywood as a producer and filmmaker.
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