After the verdict in the Samsung vs Apple case was delivered on Friday afternoon, both Samsung and Apple released statements reflecting their thoughts on the initial outcome of the trial. Now Google has released a short statement that addresses how Apple’s victory will affect stock Android, and a few words on the state of the ... Read More »
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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 »
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 »
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It’s no secret that Apple and Microsoft have very different views on how to handle patent infringement. Apple chooses to take everyone to court instead of licensing patents. The Cupertino-based company recently went on the record saying that, even if they win their current court cases with manufacturer Samsung, they will still only ... Read More »
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 hurt ... Read More »
In today’s episode of the patent wars, it seems Microsoft has finally proven they’re ready to get serious. Standing before the US International Trade Commission today, Microsoft has requested a ban on all imports of Motorola smartphones. The company claims Motorola devices infringe upon seven different patents Microsoft controls.
The filing includes everything from contact ... Read More »
As the aftermath of Google’s acquisition of Motorola continues to play out, different manufacturers are handling the news in entirely different ways. Samsung has made a commitment to bolstering their software department. They’ve already hired Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik, and rumors of a MIUI partnership are making headlines again. HTC has gone all out in ... Read More »
It was just four days ago now, August 15th, when evidence surfaced online proving Apple had manipulated pictures of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a submission to the German court system. Essentially, Apple altered a picture of a Galaxy Tab to be the same size as the iPad. The argument has been made that ... Read More »
Just how much is a mobile patent worth? If it keeps your company from losing millions of dollars every quarter alone, quite a bit. Still, there is no real number value yet, since most patent portfolios have been bought at auction. And as the threat of legal battles grows every bigger, prices have gone up. ... Read More »