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After what can be considered downtime between the two tech giants, Apple is out for Samsung’s blood yet again. Apple has recently filed an amendment adding Samsung’s latest device, Galaxy S4, to the list of infringing devices in a lawsuit that is schedule to take place in 2014. Of course [...]Read More »
Judge reduces damages awarded to Apple in Apple vs Samsung trial from $1.05 billion to $598 million, plus orders a new trial
Apple is having what can best be described as a crappy week. First they are forced to pay $368 million to a patent troll. Then they are taunted by Samsung vis-a-vis Samsung’s lawyers hiring the UK judge that ruled against Apple. Now they are at the receiving end of judge [...]Read More »
Finally. I was beginning to feel like something was wrong with the tech world, due to the lack of Apple versus Samsung news. Turns out the war between the two tech juggernauts wouldn’t even be a thing today if Tim Cook had his way. A report from Reuters says that [...]Read More »
Apple has seemingly mirrored Samsung’s recent actions of dropping patent claims in the EU by withdrawing a patent claim against them in the US — the device in question, the Samsung Galaxy S III mini.
Have Apple and Samsung suddenly started exchanging pleasantries in the form of dropping patent claims? [...]Read More »
A U.S. International Trade Commission judge Thomas Pender is recommending sanctions against Samsung in light of his preliminary finding that the company infringed four of Apple’s patents.
The recommended sanctions include an import and sales ban on products found to infringe Apple patents and the posting of a bond for [...]Read More »
Samsung had injunction requests against Apple for patent infringement in the UK, France, Germany Italy and the Netherlands. The keyword here is ‘had’, as Samsung has announced that it is dropping some lawsuits against Apple in Europe. The key thing to note is ‘some’ because Samsung has not thrown in [...]Read More »
Even after winning a historic $1.05 billion patent and trademark verdict, Apple sought a court-ordered injunction against Samsung. If granted, we would have seen the infringing Samsung phones banned from the US market. Unfortunately for Apple, that won’t be happening anytime soon, if at all.
In post-trial motions, US District [...]Read More »
It all just works together. Ask any Apple user why they prefer its ecosystem compared to others and they’ll probably give you a variation of that answer. It seems that even one of Apple’s fiercest rivals sees this, as revealed by an [...]Read More »
Samsung is a major supplier of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch parts and components to Apple. From processors to screens to memory to batteries — Apple is heavily dependent on Samsung (the supplier) to keep Apple products flowing. Because of its ongoing legal disputes with Samsung (the smartphone and tablet [...]Read More »
HTC says it is not paying Apple $6-8 per phone, and court tells Apple to reveal details of Apple-HTC agreement to Samsung
Last week HTC and Apple signed a 10-year cross-licensing agreement allowing them to use each others patented technology. While the official details about the agreement were not released, an analyst estimated HTC would pay Apple $6-$8 per Android device sold. The analyst is wrong, according to HTC’s CEO Peter Chou.[...]Read More »
Although Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung earlier this year, the battle between the two is only just beginning. As the legal battle heats up between Samsung and Apple, so has the war of words outside the court room. The latest cameo is from Samsung’s Shin Jong-kyun (head [...]Read More »
Previously we reported Samsung has raised the prices on Apple, maybe because of legal issues the two companies are having or maybe other reasons. According to iDB, an article in the Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh contains comments by an unnamed Samsung official denying the reports. In fact, the official [...]Read More »
The AFP is reporting that top Samsung executive J.K. Shin has made comments indicating that they have no plans to reach a settlement with Apple on their ongoing patent lawsuit battles around the world. This is in contrast to the [...]Read More »
Apple issues new apology to Samsung… and modifies homepage so people can’t see the apology without scrolling
You know that public statement Apple was ordered to issue in UK newspapers, magazines, and on Apple’s UK website about how Samsung did not copy the iPad; the one that a UK Appeals Court told Apple to reissue because of the cheeky way they presented it originally? Yeah, well, Apple [...]Read More »
Apple public apology to Samsung is “inaccurate and misleading”, UK court orders Apple to reissue a better apology
Despite what may be happening in the United States, back in July Samsung won a court battle against Apple in the United Kingdom that said Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs did not — does not — copy Apple’s iPad. As part of the victory, UK Judge Colin Birss ordered Apple to issue [...]Read More »
After being slapped with a $1.05 billion fine and the potential ban on more than 20 of its devices, Samsung has been handed another set back. This time it is not by a jury but rather by a judge at the United States International Trade Commission.
Apple had filed a [...]Read More »
Now that the Apple v Samsung lawsuit has concluded (the one where Samsung lost and was ordered to pay $1.05 billion), minus appeals, the judge has ordered various documents to be unredacted and publicly available to the public. Groklaw, a legal blog, took a look at many of these [...]Read More »
What happens when an entity loses a court battle in the United States? They appeal, of course. When Samsung lost Apple v Samsung and was handed a $1 billion fine in late August, we knew they would appeal. To no one’s surprise, appeal they have. What is a bit surprising, [...]Read More »
Samsung officially sues Apple over iPhone 5, junction on Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lifted [Apple vs Samsung]
We knew it was coming and it has arrived: Samsung has officially included the iPhone 5 in a lawsuit against Apple. In the lawsuit Samsung alleges the iPhone 5, among other Apple products, infringes on eight Samsung patents. As ArsTechnica points out, two of these patents relate to cell phone [...]Read More »
In typical frenemy fashion, Apple and Samsung are once again bumping heads in court (not that they ever stopped). Recently Apple was awarded $1 billion in a lawsuit against Samsung. Apple has now filed with the court that it wants an additional $707 million on top of that — $400 [...]Read More »
Apple asks for ban on Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Note 10.1 in the United States [Apple vs Samsung]
Apple has been attacking Samsung on multiple fronts in the United States. The most publicized of these battles is the Apple v Samsung case that concluded last week, ended with Samsung having to pay Apple $1.05 billion, and served as an impetus for Apple to seek bans on eight Samsung [...]Read More »
Apple just ran roughshod over Samsung with Apple’s touch-enabled smartphone — and tablet — patents. Samsung tried to fight back but clearly its smartphone related patents, at least in the United States, couldn’t hold up against the Cupterino juggernaut. Samsung’s data related patents, however, are another story.
According to iRunway [...]Read More »
If overheard Starbucks conversations are to be believed, the Apple v Samsung trial has piqued interest in Samsung devices — interest that may not otherwise be there if Apple hadn’t brought suit against the Korean giant. Now Trip Chowdhry, managing director of Global Equities Research, is claiming the curse of [...]Read More »
We knew it was coming and it has arrived. Apple has filed an official notice notifying the court that it is looking for a preliminary injunction on eight Samsung devices: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid [...]Read More »
Generally when you get slapped with a $1.05 billion fine and the potential ban on your products, it is a bad thing. In the case of Apple v Samsung, Samsung may not have received the short end of the stick after all. As it turns out, the Apple vs Samsung [...]Read More »
Samsung’s forthcoming injunction (ban on products) will hurt more than the $1 billion fine [Apple vs Samsung, Opinion]
Yesterday Samsung lost in court against Apple. As a result, Samsung was ordered to pay US$1,049,393,540 to Apple. Some people may feel the roughly $1.05 billion fine is Samsung’s punishment for ‘copying’ Apple, and it is true — the fine, which is no small sum, is Samsung’s punishment. However, it [...]Read More »
Appeal aside, Apple has effectively defeated the largest Android manufacturer — and coincidentally Apple’s biggest competitor — in the United States. There are the obvious upfront consequences of this loss, such as Samsung paying Apple a handsome sum of a little more than $1 billion and potential injunctions against guilty [...]Read More »
Samsung feels verdict is “a loss for the American consumer” while Apple applauds the message “that stealing isn’t right” [Apple vs Samsung]
Sometimes after a big, public embarrassment corporations keep mum about their feelings. (Yes, corporations have feelings too, ya’ know.) Not Apple and Samsung. Apple and Samsung have both issued public statements after today’s Apple v Samsung verdict was read. The following is what they had to say.
As expected, Apple [...]Read More »
Samsung must pay Apple more than $1 billion, is found guilty of infringing on Apple patents in USA [Apple vs Samsung]
Apple sued Samsung in the United States for violating a variety of utility patents, design patents, and trade dress(es). The court room battle, which was presided over by Judge Lucy Haeran Koh in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, saw many allegations flung back and [...]Read More »
After all the serious how to guides on Windows 8 tips and tricks today, it is time for some lighthearted humor.
You know that world war going on between Apple and Samsung? Yeah, well, with all the allegations, facts, fiction, and mud slinging going on it may be hard to [...]Read More »
Before we get to the punch line of this article, let’s have a little background. In the ongoing Apple vs Samsung battle, Judge Lucy Koh allotted Apple and Samsung 25 hours each of trial time. In other words, each side could present its case and pick apart the others case [...]Read More »
While Microsoft goes after competitors to get patent licensing agreements, Apple is notorious for not licensing its technology to anyone but instead looking to shut them out the market. As it turns out, Samsung was an exception.
You see Apple and Samsung have a multi-billion dollar buyer-supplier relationship. Every year [...]Read More »
Apple has sold more smartphones in six months than Samsung has sold in two years… in the United States
We may be tired of Apple vs Samsung but the courtroom battle between the two is a continual source of otherwise secret information. One such information are detailed statistics on the exact number of devices Apple and Samsung have sold over the years in the United States. And this info [...]Read More »
As the battle between Apple and Samsung heats up, Apple is bringing out the big guns.
Samsung has been forced to furnish a 132-page internal document (link below for those that want to read it) which shows a detailed comparison of iPhone (3G) versus Samsung Galaxy S, the first generation. [...]Read More »
Come on, don’t tell me you didn’t crack a smile.
[via CrackBerry, Joy of Tech][...]Read More »