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LG Seeks Sales Ban of Samsung Galaxy Tablet In Korea 91

Dupple writes "According to the Dow Jones News Wires, LG has filed an injunction in its home territory of South Korea, seeking to ban the sale of the Galaxy Note 10.1, alleging the panels inside the tablet infringe LG patents. The injunction follows a lawsuit filed by Samsung on 7 December, which alleged that LG infringed seven of Samsung's liquid crystal display patents. LG, which filed the injunction with the Seoul District Court on Wednesday, is aiming to block the sales of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet computer."
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LG Seeks Sales Ban of Samsung Galaxy Tablet In Korea

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  • by someone1234 ( 830754 ) on Saturday December 29, 2012 @03:54AM (#42418193)

    I think this will be the end of civilization. Lawyers don't produce anything useful, so when production stops, the civilization will collapse.

  • by wvmarle ( 1070040 ) on Saturday December 29, 2012 @04:33AM (#42418289)

    Well, the blanket "lawyers don't produce anything useful" I really don't agree with. Sure there is a lot of bullshit going on (those medical and "you didn't prevent me from doing something totally stupid and now my ego is hurt" claim suits in the US are likely far more damaging and costly than all the patent wars all over the world together), it is the rule of law - and the related work of lawyers - that gives us the overall well regulated society we live in.

    Have no lawyers, and with that no proper access to law and legislation for anyone (companies and individuals alike) and yes, the world as we know it will collapse. Wonder how such a world looks like? Try looking at Somalia, for example.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 29, 2012 @04:43AM (#42418313)

    Have to chime in and agree. Lawyers are like access proxies. They get asked to file suits, to draft legislation, to represent the interests of clients. Lawyers don't do anything for themselves, they always have a client who wants that thing done.

    That is why I boggle when people say "bloodsucking lawyers". If nobody wants a lawyer, don't hire one. Really what they are saying is "I hate the legal system when I am on the receiving end of it". The lawyers help you get what you want. Just try starting your own corporation, or enforcing a copyright.

  • by rseuhs ( 322520 ) on Saturday December 29, 2012 @06:33AM (#42418581)
    In theory you are correct, but there are diminishing returns the more you have of anything. Frivolous lawsuits are caused by lawyers who have otherwise nothing to do, in other words, there are just too many of them.

    One reason for that is also overcomplicated and numerous laws, which were created mostly by - lawyers.

  • by knarf ( 34928 ) on Saturday December 29, 2012 @07:57AM (#42418799) Homepage

    Somalia is what you end up with in the absence of a functional criminal justice system. It is there that lawyers do the 'good' work - apart from the sleezebags which get off clearly guilty crooks on technicalities of course. Civil justice on the other hand is where the real vermin amongst lawyers can be found. From ambulance chasers to patent troll scum, take your pick.

    A society without a functional civil justice system would end up somewhat unbalanced, but it would be no Somalia. As to whether it would be preferable over the current situation is debatable - probably the excesses are still outweighed by the benefits.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 29, 2012 @08:07AM (#42418831)

    Lawyers don't do anything for themselves, they always have a client who wants that thing done.

    Hit men have the same excuse. It's a shame none of them are allowed to say "no".

  • by terec ( 2797475 ) on Saturday December 29, 2012 @08:08AM (#42418839)

    They get asked to file suits, to draft legislation, to represent the interests of clients.

    Well, one actual problem with lawyers is that they have written legislation to benefit their own profession (not surprising), and that they have created steep barriers to entry. That's what people really should be complaining about: licensing requirements and the high proportion of lawyers in legislatures.

  • by SmallFurryCreature ( 593017 ) on Saturday December 29, 2012 @08:17AM (#42418865) Journal

    So you want clear but short laws. That isn't possible, to make things clear legally so laws are not open to interpretation they need to be detailed and takes a lot of text.

    Thou shalt not kill. That is easy. No exceptions, no moderation, thou shalt not kill, so if you do, you break the law and must be fully punished. Anything from euthanisia, to drink driver killing to murder spree, the same thing. Simple.

    oh, you want degrees of homicide. Sorry, that is extra pages of text.

    You want all the laws reduced to a hundred pages? Sharia law is nice and short, why don't you go life in a Sharia country.

    On the whole, the larger the law books the more pleasant a place is to live in as shown by migration routes. Nobody wants to live in lawless places. Proof me wrong, EMIGRATE.

  • the one good thing about lawyers is that they replace violence

    don't get me wrong, i hate the intellectual property mess

    but at least this bullshit is playing out in boring courtrooms voluntarily by sweaty guys in overcompensating suits

    rather than by kids handed an implement of death and pointed at each other, too young and too stupid to know they are wasting their lives on bullshit, as it has been in centuries past

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 29, 2012 @09:40AM (#42419119)

    >That is why I boggle when people say "bloodsucking lawyers"

    Who comes up with the LAWS then? Let me guess, average joe plumber?

    As one example, the whole patent fiasco is one big self licking ice-cream for which industry? .... oh yeah, the LEGAL one... you know, run by ... LAWYERS ... FOR LAWYERS.

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