Apple seeks to ban Samsung phones after dodging iPhone ban

After dodging a ban on its iPhone and iPad thanks to a veto by the U.S. government, Apple is looking to turn the tables and go after Samsung now, to get a few of the company’s devices banned from import into the country, devices that have been found to violate some of Apple’s patents. Meanwhile, Samsung is looking to appeal a ruling that found Apple devices to not have infringed on three of Samsung’s patents.

While the Samsung devices in question make up just around 1% of the Korean manufacturer’s sales, analysts believes it’s not about the money or about the usefulness of the ban. “Sometimes, the money’s not enough,” said Ray Van Dyke, a technology-patent lawyer with the Van Dyke Firm in Washington. “Between Apple and Samsung, it’s about who’s going to be the top dog. You want to shut them down. This is the club. You can beat them into submission with a club and maintain your top dog status.”

Basically, it’s a fight that isn’t going to end soon, and armed with the confidence of a cancelled ban on its own products, Apple looks to be gearing up to go in guns blazing while it has the chance. What will be the outcome? No one knows, but the proceedings aren’t going to get any less exciting any time soon.

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3 years 8 months ago

I don’t understand how how Apple can go after Samsung like that, yet it was just announced that the new iPad mini will have a Samsung display? Confusing…..

3 years 8 months ago

Apple is been backed by US government when it comes to sales of it’s product in US. Tells how much s**t-scared Apple is from Samsung on it’s home turf. And I agree totally with ryarrell…. Apple fans are simpletons, they can tap a few buttons on their miniscule iPhones, but then that’s it!

3 years 8 months ago

Of course the government will save them. Apple are giving information about the people. You know what happened…

3 years 8 months ago

Man….when will they eventually stop? 2050?

3 years 8 months ago

I hope they’ll be succeed. Samsung deserves a very strong punch on his face because of what they’ve done with their customers.

3 years 8 months ago

What have they done to their customers? Provide them with great products?

3 years 8 months ago

Apple always has been boring and extremely useless in the tech game for many years now. Apple users are clueless and technically simpletons when it comes technology. Apple iPhone has always been garbage compared to Note 2,S4, S3, and all Galaxy products. The Galaxy Note 8 pisses on the ipad mini. Plain and simple Samsung is technology period. Piss on Apple.