PATENT WAR

June 27th, 2012

Court Injunction Bans the Sale of Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in U.S

In an unexpected turn of events a judge in California has sided with Apple in its ongoing patent war against Samsung, granting an injunction to block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in the United States. The ruling, handed down late Tuesday in San Jose by U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh, prohibits Samsung from [...]

May 9th, 2012

Examining Apple’s Trade Dress Infringement Claims

Yesterday, in the patent-war equivalent of START I, Samsung and Apple agreed to lay down some of their arms and reduce the amount of infringement claims each party had against the other. Despite this ‘arms reduction’ the court case will likely proceed with a certain tenacity on Apple’s part, as the company has been recently [...]

May 9th, 2012

In its Patent War With ProView, Apple Emerges Victorious on American Front

A California judge has dismissed Proview’s lawsuit against Apple over the “iPad” name it claims it owns. Judge Mark Pierce, who presided over the case, dismissed the case late last week, agreeing with an argument presented by Apple’s lawyers that the two parties had agreed in contract to settle any disputes in Hong Kong, according [...]

April 17th, 2012

Samsung, Apple Ordered to Negotiate Patent Settlement Out of Court

 As part of a court ordered interregnum, the CEOs of Apple and Samsung have agreed to change the theatre of their patent war from the courtroom to the boardroom in order to reach a settlement. “The parties have indicated that they are willing to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference (MJSC),” Presiding Judge Lucy [...]