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    Samsung's New Tactic: Sues Australian Patent Office to Force Review of Apple Patents


    As tenacious and voracious as Apple's lawyers are, Samsung's lawyers are clever and strategic. Samsung is working on a new tactic in the patent wars started by Apple. In the past, they've tried defending themselves, they've tried negotiations, and they've tried counter-suits. While they have been mildly successful at slowing down Apple's legal wrangling, it's simply not enough to stop it. Their new strategy attempts to attack the problem from a different angle. Instead of fighting directly with Apple, Samsung has decided to sue the Australian Patent Office, with the intention of forcing a judicial review of Apple's original patents. Here's a quote with some details regarding the specifics of this new lawsuit,

    Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner to seek judicial review of four patents granted to Apple in the country. It alleges that Cupertino's innovations patents, the legal equivalent of calling shotgun on new tech, weren't withdrawn by the commission when the full ones were awarded. If the Korean company is successful, the four patents will be declared invalid since they were improperly granted -- keeping them out of the barrage of litigation that surrounds the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
    This is a brilliant move by Samsung, since it attempts to solve the problem at the root of the issue, which is the broken patent system. If they can get the ball rolling in Australia, then perhaps the effect could snow-ball and cause other patent offices world-wide to revisit Apple's patents. The best part is that there is almost nothing that Apple can do about it. Obviously, this tactic may not work, and this particular lawsuit only attempts to protect the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but if it is even remotely successful, then maybe Samsung can use this idea in other global markets and with other Apple patents.

    Source: Engadget

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    Ingenious. Me likey.

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    So basically Innovative Patents are a broad, generic patent that is later refined into a specific patent (or a fork of multiple patents from the generic one). It won't invalidate the specific patent, but instead give companies more 'wiggle room' since the sweeping patent is removed?

    They really should be pouring money into invalidating the patents that Apple stole from everyone else.

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    Well said Ollie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    So basically Innovative Patents are a broad, generic patent that is later refined into a specific patent (or a fork of multiple patents from the generic one). It won't invalidate the specific patent, but instead give companies more 'wiggle room' since the sweeping patent is removed?

    They really should be pouring money into invalidating the patents that Apple stole from everyone else.

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