APPLE V SAMSUNG

March 1st, 2013

Judge Cuts Apple v. Samsung Award by 40 Percent

The damages Samsung was set to pay Apple have been reduced by 40 percent after a California judge ruled that the award was calculated on “impermissible legal theory.” Apple was awarded approximately $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung after a jury ruled in August that Samsung had infringed upon its patents. This new ruling means [...]

December 20th, 2012

‘Pinch to Zoom’ Patent Facing Review by USPTO

Officials at the US Patent and Trade Office declared Wednesday that another strategic Apple patent should not have been awarded to the company. This is the third Apple patent post-Apple v. Samsung to be tentatively rejected by the USPTO following an “ex parte” request for re-examination. In a letter to Apple and Samsung dated December [...]

December 18th, 2012

Is the End of the Apple-Samsung Patent War Upon Us?

In a sign of a possible detente in the patent war between the two technology giants — or an assessment by one that the other is much less of a threat to sales — Samsung announced Tuesday morning that it would withdraw a lawsuit in Europe that sought to ban sales of Apple’s products in [...]

December 10th, 2012

‘Steve Jobs’ Patent Invalidated by U.S Patent Office

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office declared one of Apple’s strategic patents that was at the centre of Apple v. Samsung invalid. The patent ruled invalid by the USPTO was the ‘Steve Jobs patent’ — the master patent that covered multi touch and scrolling — which arguably defines the iOS experience. Listed by the USPTO [...]

August 30th, 2012

What will be Microsoft’s Play in the Shadow of Apple v. Samsung?

Not quite a week after the Apple v. Samsung trial concluded in Apple’s favour, Samsung introduced on Wednesday the Ativ S — the world’s first Windows 8 Phone device — leaving many in the technology punditocracy wondering how Microsoft will exploit the uncertainty in the aftermath of the trial. In a post Apple v. Samsung [...]

August 22nd, 2012

Apple v. Samsung Concludes and the Case Goes to Jury

The 50 hours of testimony and exhibits of Apple v. Samsung — which will have ramifications as significant as United States v. Microsoft — wrapped up yesterday with closing arguments from both sides moving the case to jury for deliberation. As Apple’s lawyer, Harold McElhinny, argued in his closing statements, the case’s genesis is in [...]

August 20th, 2012

Apple v. Samsung May End With Truce

As Apple v. Samsung is scheduled to head to closing arguments Tuesday, at least two people of note believe that the case may be resolved by an out out court settlement negotiated by the companies’ CEOs. A source that spoke to Bloomberg said that Samsung’s CEO was scheduled to speak with the CEO of Apple [...]

August 15th, 2012

Apple v. Samsung: Judge Requests Parties Settle Differences Outside of Courtroom, Samsung Designer Says Tablet Work Predates iPad

As Samsung takes the stand and begins to make its case in Apple v. Samsung, the judge presiding over the trial has asked the CEOs of both companies to meet to possibly resolve their differences out of court before the jury begins deliberating. “It’s time for peace,” Judge Lucy Koh said to the court. “I [...]

August 14th, 2012

Apple v. Samsung: As Trial Reaches Mid-Way Point, Apple Rests its Case and Samsung Begins

Apple rested its case against Samsung in the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial Monday, but not until Samsung was able to obtain a minor victory from the court. Presiding Judge Lucy Koh ruled that three of Samsung’s allegedly patent-infringing phones were to be excluded from the trial: the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S i9000, and [...]

August 8th, 2012

Apple v. Samsung: Apple Possibly Checkmates Samsung With New Revelations

While Apple may have spent most of Tuesday on the defence, the company entered into into the trial’s evidence a document that may prove to be a checkmate against Samsung — a document that shows beyond a reasonable doubt that Samsung may have “slavishly copied” the iPhone’s design. The document in question is a 132-page [...]