T-Mobile Joins Hands with Team Samsung against Apple Injunction

September 29, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Team Samsung is getting more support from the carriers in their fight against Apple in the ongoing patent war. After the US’ biggest carrier Verizon, T-Mobile has now filed an Amicus Brief, against Apple’s request for an injunction against Samsung products.

T-Mobile said a ban on Samsung products would be drastic and extraordinary and would cause unnecessary harm to the company and its customers with the holiday season just round the corner, in a court filing.

The carrier’s marketing campaign predominantly features the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the company has already ordered holiday inventory, which cannot easily be recouped.

T-Mobile argued that at this late date, they could not find comparable replacement products for the 2011 holiday season. But considering the timing of T-Mo’s Amicus Brief, it might as well be invalid.

Apple claimed that Samsung’s Galaxy line of products slavishly copied the iPhone and iPad. The hearing of the injunction is scheduled for October 13th.

All the while, Sprint is not taking sides in this issue, maybe because of the rumored iPhone launch on the carrier later this year.  What’s your stance on the whole issue?


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