Remember that trial that dragged on interminably this Summer? I know it seems like they all do that. This one was memorable for a variety of reasons not the least of which was the fact that at the end of it all Samsung was on the hook to pay Apple $1.049 billion.
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Samsung and Apple have an incredibly strange relationship. In the courtroom and in the marketplace, they’re bitter rivals. Constantly at each other’s throats. But when it comes to the manufacturing process, the two companies need each other. Apple relies on Samsung for several intergal components for its devices, like displays and processors, and makes up ... Read More »
Apparently a billion dollars isn’t cool with Apple, but in a court filing late last night they outlined that what would be cool is just $707 million more.
As you are no doubt aware the jury in the Apple v. Samsung patent case awarded Apple the tidy sum of 1.05 billion dollars last ... Read More »
On Tuesday, December 27, Apple was granted yet another key patent, this time related to how the iPhone’s multitouch display functions. The patent covers the method in which an “oscillator signal interacts with a signal,” or how touch is interpreted by the operating system. While it would seem that this is a massive win for ... Read More »
United States District Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling late on Friday that denied Apple’s request to halt sales of four Samsung Galaxy devices in the US. The ban would have immediately stopped sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and three Galaxy smartphones in the US. In the ruling, Judge Koh indicated that:
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At this point, it’s been pretty well established that Samsung is going to have to make some changes to their devices if they want to avoid any more legal trouble from Apple. But just what kind of changes can they make? They’ve already altered the appearance of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, but it ... Read More »
Just last week the Wall Street Journal reported that, according to a “person familiar with the situation,” Samsung shipped somewhere near 20 million smartphones in Q3, taking them past Apple by a healthy margin. Samsung’s latest numbers for 2011 are finally in, and it’s even better than originally projected.
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If you thought the Galaxy Nexus would be the latest device to get caught up in the Apple vs Samsung lawsuits currently taking place around the globe, think again.
Samsung’s mobile president, Shin Jong-kyun, told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency that the Galaxy Nexus was designed with the company’s current legal problems in mind. He ... Read More »
It wasn’t even a week ago that US carrier Verizon filed court papers to block Apple’s request to ban certain Samsung devices from the market. In the filing, Verizon has said that banning devices like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Droid Charge, Infuse and Galaxy S 4G would not only hurt the company, but ... Read More »
Over the weekend, the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn. No new devices have been banned, but a rather unlikely third-party has made their opinion on the situation known. The unlikely third-party is Verizon, and it looks like the carrier may become the voice of reason.
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