Posts tagged with: Apple Vs. Samsung
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    The Apple vs. Samsung trial has officially begun, and if you were tired of all the drama in the previous one, this one is actually interesting and unique on its own. Previously we saw how Apple won the previous patent trial based mostly on software patent infringement, and this time, the lawsuit digs deeper into how Samsung has benefited in copying Apple's smartphone development. Today the trial has begun with Apple's opening statement, where the company specifically asks for over $2 Billion in damages over Samsung's infringement in five different patents. By contrast, even though Samsung ...

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    "What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But cautious though he is, Evan Blass –formerly of Pocketnow and currently known across the web by his pen name @evleaks– is also a fountain of insight into the shadowy craft of being a professional spoiler. On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, Evan shares the ups and downs of the underworld he's come to dominate, and gives us a glimpse ...

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    Following the ongoing legal slap-fight between Samsung and Apple is like reading a very slow-to-publish serial, giving us one brief new chapter every few months. Last we checked in on the issue was back in December, where after Apple had just been awarded another few hundred million in damages, it was looking to get some import bans put in effect against a number of Samsung products. It's taken until now to learn what's happening with those bans, and it turns out that Apple's not getting the bans it requested. While Apple's request for a permanent injunction has been denied, it's not ...

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    We were only just thinking about how nice it is that Nokia and HTC have settled their differences and come to an understanding, entering into a patent collaboration agreement, when another story crosses our desk that reminds us just how far conflicts like this can go when the companies in question aren't able to work things out. Remember last summer when Samsung looked like it might very nearly be able to effect an import ban on certain Apple iOS devices? While the initial ITC ruling was on Samsung's side, a coalition of interested parties spoke out against a ban they saw as unfair, ...

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    Sure as the sun will rise in the east, and water shall remain wet, Apple and Samsung will always be at each other's throats, duking it out in a court of law. Most recently, we saw Samsung stuck with the bill for another $290M in damages, but today we're not talking about money at all: Apple's out for blood – or more specifically, for getting 20-some Samsung devices banned from sales. Apple had already pushed for a move like this last year, but Judge Koh was not feeling too persuaded by Apple's arguments for a ban back in December 2012. A lot's happened since then, and last month's ruling ...

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    Last year, we saw the legal confrontation between Samsung and Apple result in a big win for Apple, with the jury awarding it over a billion dollars in damages. You'd think a verdict would be the end of things, but disputes over the total amount Apple should get from Samsung has been hotly disputed. Back in March, we saw the judge vacate nearly $450M from the damages Apple was due, but even then this was far from over; we still needed a new trial to decide on the rest of the penalties Samsung must pay. That's been underway, and today a verdict finally comes in. On top of the $600M Samsung ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Samsung was lucky enough to be dropped almost $450 Million in damages in their Apple vs Samsung trial. Then we talk Nokia as we've got tons of rumors of an aluminum device code-name Catwalk, and we also have additional talks of a water proof lumia in the works. Sony is up next as that 4.8-inch 1080p device that we expected for MWC is now being rumored for the Summer. The FCC then gives us some good news as their chairman has confirmed that he'll look at the carrier unlock legal issues. We end today's news by talking about the thicker, ...

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    It's been a while since we've talked about the ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple, as both companies continue to make arguments regarding the $1.05 billion verdict Apple won last summer. In December, the last time we had news on these proceedings, neither Apple nor Samsung looked like they were making much headway. Today, though, some big news arrives concerning that verdict, with Judge Koh vacating $450 million of the damages previously awarded to Apple. The problem was with fourteen specific Samsung products, and how the jury assigned damages relevant to them. Judge Koh found ...

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    Two weeks ago, we told you how Apple and Samsung were returning to the courtroom to work out some of the remaining details stemming from this summer's billion-dollar ruling against Samsung. Each side had some issues it wanted the court to address, which would affect just where things would go from here. Would Samsung get a new trial thanks to claims of jury misconduct? Would the judge increase the damages awarded? While there are still some issues pending, Judge Koh just ruled on a couple of the big questions these companies posed, and neither side got quite what they were hoping for. ...

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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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