Apple wants a gift from Samsung. It’s money. Okay, it wouldn’t be a gift, it would be a favorable judgment in court. After a crucial Apple patent that was part of the basis of the company’s legal entanglement with Samsung was invalidated, Samsung paid up more than half a billion dollars in damages it owed to Apple. Samsung, in lieu of a reversal of judgment against the company, is waiting to see if it can make its case in the Supreme Court.
Consider this next move a hiking of the stakes as a damages expert has asked Northern California District Court to allow [...]
Remember when Apple was asking for a sales ban on Samsung smartphones because they used patented iPhone features? Remember how Apple didn’t get it? We don’t blame you if you don’t, given that we might have to rehash everything as Samsung pursues Cupertino in the Supreme Court. But just so you know, there’s an update to the appeal Apple filed for the stoppage.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has essentially vacated the lower court’s rejection of the sales ban and has sent the case back to that lower court for a [...]
It’s well into year four of the Samsung vs. Apple patent war and we’re still centered upon the initial case that was filed by Apple and resulted in Samsung having to pay near $1 billion in damages. Samsung has since made repeated appeals at different claims, hoping to overturn some, if not all of the damages. It’s won once and has taken off a $380 million chunk of the penalty, but there was still more than half a billion on the tab. Today, we found out that the US Patent and Trademark Office may be rejecting a key Apple patent that served as the foundation of a lot of [...]
Apple filed suit against Samsung back in 2011, claiming that 25 products from the Korean OEM infringed patents it owned. Counterclaims were filed. Suits were thrown all across the map from Korea to Japan to Australia. Battles were won and lost on both sides. Both sides appeared to have some crack lawyers. It wasn’t before August 2012 that the root case in all of this mess, dubbed “Apple I,” was sorted out with a $930 million award to the Cupertino tech company. Samsung appealed a part of the ruling this year that related to $400 million of the total damages. Today, [...]
One of the cool things about patent trials is that even though one company might accuse the other of infringement, the accused has a right to access confidential information from the accuser in order to defend itself. Such is the case of Samsung, as the company and its lawyers had access to all the Apple/Nokia patent deal documents that were confidential, but that were used in the recent trial that Samsung lost.
Even though the documents were all stamped with “for attorney’s eyes only”, Samsung later quoted exact terms of the deal in its own negotiations with Nokia. [...]
Apple and Samsung are clearly not just famous for the partnerships that make most of Apple’s mobile devices possible, but also because of how much each company fights in court. We’ve already learned what judges and juries think about the patent allegations between both companies, where Apple mostly turns-out victorious, but we also know that each company is being instructed to find a more amicable route to fixing these problems. If you’re wondering where these negotiations stand at the moment, well, let’s just say you won’t be surprised at what’s [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today’s show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone.
All this and more after the break.
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We recently heard that Samsung would ask Google for some help in sending some of its founding Android engineers to take part in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, to which Google agreed. It’s only fair that Google participated in helping Samsung fix these issues since some of these patent claims have mainly to do with Android, and not necessarily TouchWiz. What we didn’t know is that Google had also decided to do more than just participate in the trial with its employees.
It’s pretty much confirmed that Google will be paying for some of Samsung’s damages in [...]
Today is Earth day, and as a result, many companies take it upon themselves to make their environmental efforts public. We’ve seen Apple do some significant leaps in making its facilities greener over the years, and the same can be said about its planned “spaceship campus 2”. What we never expected was for Apple to actually use this opportunity to take a stab at its most famous competitor, Samsung.
Cupertino’s new ad, which can be found in many news papers around the claims that “There are some ideas it would want every company to copy”. The [...]
As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, more documents get uncovered that reveal the internal struggle in each company to compete against each other. As much as Apple may boast that it doesn’t care about competitors, recent documents reveal that the company is worried about how Samsung and Android are growing. If you thought that Apple was alone, you’re mistaken, and we’ve got more documents today to prove it.
Samsung America’s former CEO Dale Sohn took the stand, and in an internal presentation he shared with his team, it was revealed that defeating Apple [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the demo of Windows Phone in the car that was recently shown at Microsoft’s Build conference. Motorola follows as we get rumors of a Moto X+1 in the works as the follow-up to the Moto X. Samsung follows the news as we get new rumors of the Samsung Gear Solo, which is a smartphone/smartwatch in its own way. Google later brings us new rumors of Android TV that might be coming soon. We end today’s show talking about how Phil Schiller complains about Apple’s own ads lately.
All this and more after the [...]
As more drama continues with the Apple vs. Samsung trial, you might remember the news last week of Apple’s sales team worried because of the threat that Android was becoming. Obviously those documents were just the beginning, and as the trial continues today, we’ve come across more documentation relating to the same topic, this time with some visual graphs that reveal how Apple is not taking advantage of the market growth.
According to the graphs, the biggest smartphone demand is actually coming from devices with bigger displays at a more affordable price, and Apple [...]
Testimonies continue in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, and this time we have the leading software engineer in charge of basic features like “slide to unlock,” Greg Christie on the bench. Today we find this feature in absolutely every smartphone that you can buy, but before the iPhone, all you had was a power-standby key. Christie spent a good deal of time explaining to the Jury how long it took the company to figure out a smart way to reach consumers with the iPhone, and the details are quite revealing.
According to Christie’s testimony, things like [...]
As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, you’d think that Apple is the only one winning in a trial that it started, but reality poses differently. Obviously it’s up to the judge to admit evidence against either party, or to allow certain patent claims to be submitted as admissible. Today’s progress in the trial shows that Apple isn’t the only company with some cards under its sleeve.
Today Judge Judy Koh decided not to admit an Apple motion to allow the company to present evidence to the jury that it’s actually practicing three of the asserted patents [...]
As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, one of the coolest things is that the defense (Samsung) has access to Apple’s internal documentation, which is doing a great job at showing just how vulnerable the company is. We’ve seen allegations coming and going over how Apple feels at a loss in its ability to show customers its innovation when diluted by Samsung’s competition. Obviously Samsung is just one of Apple’s threats, and some new information today expresses Apple’s deeper concerns regarding Android as a whole.
According to an internal document [...]