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 [...]
If you’ve ever wondered why Microsoft isn’t disappointed with the growth that Android has seen in the last couple of years, it’s because Microsoft actually gets paid for it. Yes, Microsoft has been notorious for owning a crazy amount of the patents that power most of the Android phones in the market today, but the interesting thing is that all of these patents have been kept a secret for years. We don’t understand the purpose for the secrecy, but if you’re interested in the list, it just became public, sort of.
Because of the whole Microsoft-Nokia [...]
Not sure if you’ve noticed this, but a grand majority of the lawsuits we’ve heard about in the last couple of years have included Apple. As a matter of fact, it’s usually Apple that has sued its competitors over any sort of patent infringement that the company has felt affects its interests. What is hard to believe though, is that Apple is now complaining about patent trolls, and actually doing so publicly.
Apple’s lawyers publicly stated in a recent FTC filing that: “Apple has rarely lost on the merits. But victory figures are small consolation, [...]