Tagged #patent wars

Sep 12 AT 12:59 PM Nick Gray 224 Comments

Samsung, HTC to block US, EU sales of Apple iPhone 5 using LTE patents

Apple may have come out on top when a jury ruled that dozens of Samsung phones infringed on Apple patents and trade dress, but that doesn’t mean Samsung and other Android OEMs will simply let the new iPhone 5 hit the market without a bit or resistance. There are at least a dozen Android powered devices being ... Read More »

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Aug 29 AT 2:07 PM Nick Gray 24 Comments

Cher Wang claims Android camp is not defeated, HTC will not settle with Apple

Despite Apple’s victory over Samsung last week, new comments from HTC’s chairwoman, Cher Wang, suggest that the company has no intention of settling with Apple. Apple and Samsung have accused each other of infringing on multiple utility and system patents, but HTC has not been accused of copying any of Apple’s design patents, which proved to be ... Read More »

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Aug 24 AT 8:11 PM Nick Gray 128 Comments

The final verdict: Samsung to pay $1.05 billion for infringing on Apple patents and trade dress

The verdict is in. The jury in the Apple versus Samsung case has found that an overwhelming number of Samsung phones infringed Apple’s patents and trade dress claims. While not all of Samsung’s phones were found to infringe on Apple’s intellectual property and design, the jury did grant Apple $1,051,885,000 in damages – a far cry ... Read More »

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Aug 20 AT 2:24 PM Nick Gray 52 Comments

Apple, Samsung CEOs to have final talk before trial handed over to jury

According to an anonymous source, Apple’s Tim Cook and Samsung’s Kwon Oh Hyun are expected to talk today about possible settlement agreements over the Apple versus Samsung lawsuit. Both sides have rested their cases and are expected to begin closing arguments on Tuesday with jury deliberation scheduled to begin on Wednesday. The outcome of the phone call between Tim Cook and Samsung’s Kwon ... Read More »

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Jul 24 AT 8:33 AM Nick Gray 45 Comments

Apple granted EU injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7, demands $2.5 billion in separate US patent case

We thought patent cases couldn’t get any worse after Apple was granted an injunction to block the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Obviously we were wrong. The courts in Dusseldorf have sided with Apple, posting an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, banning the sale of the tablet from all European countries. As with ... Read More »

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Jun 06 AT 10:29 AM Nick Gray 47 Comments

Apple files new ITC complaint against HTC – alleges HTC’s ‘data tapping’ workaround still infringes on Apple patent

The ’data tapping’ dispute between HTC and Apple is back in play. Back in December, the ITC sided with Apple in its “data tapping” patent infringement complaint against HTC. The patent itself is a “system and method [which] causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data,” which covers how Android ... Read More »

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