Posts tagged with: Apple Vs. Samsung
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    Apple holds a ton of patents, and it's been referencing dozens of them in the regular legal disputes it finds itself in with other smartphone manufacturers. One of the patents it's taken a special shine to has been the so-called "Steve Jobs patent". This one came up this past summer in Apple's big case against Samsung, when the judge specifically forbid Apple from referring to Steve Jobs in reference to the patent, just to try avoid manipulating the jury's emotions. There's now a chance that Apple could lose the patent altogether, as the Patent Office has taken the first steps towards ...

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    With high-profile legal proceedings like the drawn-out battle Apple and Samsung have been waging, a verdict is rarely the end of the story. Back in August, a jury awarded Apple over a billion dollars for Samsung violating its intellectual property rights. Since then, new aspects of the case have continued to unfold, and both parties are due back in a courtroom today to seek judgment on some of these remaining questions. So, what still needs to be ruled on? Allegations of jury misconduct have been brought up by Samsung, which believes that the foreman may have acted inappropriately due to ...

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    Back in September, the International Trade Commission ruled that Apple wasn't in violation of Samsung's patents with its iOS lineup. Samsung obviously wasn't too pleased to hear that, but luckily for the company, the ITC may have had a change of heart, and earlier this week news broke that the Commission was planning to reevaluate its decision. In light of that, Samsung has been speaking-up about the patent dispute, and one exec had some pointed things to say about Apple. President of mobile communications Shin Jong-kyun didn't split any hairs over his belief that Apple's iOS devices are ...

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    After Apple was unable to convince the UK courts that Samsung's Galaxy Tab devices infringed on Apple's registered designs, the company was ordered to make a series of public statements, clearing Samsung of claims Apple made that it was copying its products. While Apple reluctantly complied, it decided to get a little creative with the wording it used, including some extra passages describing all the other court cases where Apple emerged victorious, as well as excerpts from the trial itself that painted Samsung's designs in a bad light. As we learned yesterday, the court wasn't too pleased ...

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    One of the many patents at issue in the trial between Samsung and Apple, which Samsung famously lost to the tune over over a billion dollars, was Apple's so-called rubber-banding patent. That describes the bounce-back effect you see when scrolling to the end of a list. While Samsung was found to be in violation of the patent in the verdict for that trial, Samsung may have some reprieve, after all, as the USPTO has just ruled the patent invalid. All twenty claims Apple made in regards to the rubber-banding patent have been rejected for various reasons, either due to them being anticipated ...

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    Apple's victory in securing a huge judgment against Samsung, to the tune of over a billion dollars, may still be fresh in the company's mind, but its more recent experiences in court haven't been so positive. Yesterday, we heard about Apple losing the UK appeal intended to keep it from publicly clearing Samsung of accusations of copying, and now we're getting news of a new development in that US case, where it's looking like Apple may be forced to reveal some financial info it would rather keep secret. In order to justify the sky-high damages Apple was awarded in that Samsung trial, the ...

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    Apple's been experiencing a mix of good and bad luck in the courts lately. You may remember back in July that we learned of an interesting outcome to a case that Apple lost, regarding Samsung and claims of copying the iPad. The judge overseeing the case ruled that Apple had to run ads in the UK for a period of six months, as well as placing a notice on its website, where it would publicly clear Samsung of any accusations of copying its designs. Understandably, Apple wasn't about to take that lying down, and subsequently filed an appeal. Now we learn that Apple has lost that appeal, and may ...

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    Legal action is always the last resource many companies use in order to claim what they feel is rightfully their own. We all remember the late Steve Jobs on stage for the launch of the original iPhone back in 2007. One of his memorable phrases when finishing his announcement of Apple's new multi-touch technology was: "and boy have we patented it!" Now that said, we know Apple didn't invent multi-touch. We even talked about the whole process in this week's podcast. What Apple did do, is precisely what Steve Jobs said, they did patent it in the same way Thomas Edison took most of Nikola ...

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    Just a couple of days before the jury begins deliberating over the Apple vs. Samsung patent lawsuit, Apple's Tim Cook and Samsung's recently appointed Oh-Hyun Kwon will discuss the whole soap opera over the phone, and yeah, we could all assume that each will use the phones that are fighting to win. An interesting note about this event is that there's a back-story to the relationship of both CEOs. It turns out that they've both worked together in the past, since Oh-Hyun Kwon led Samsung's components business responsible for building many of the chips that power most of Apple's products, ...

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