Apple Vs Samsung

Apple Wins $119.6M in Slide-to-Unlock Patent Battle Over Samsung

After years of court trials, Apple has finally claimed victory over Samsung in the Slide-to-Unlock patent battle for a total of $119.6 million. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Samsung appeal over slide-to-unlock, text prediction, and other utility patents of Apple's that it was found to have used. Samsung believed that the...

Apple vs Samsung Case Should Return to Lower Court: DoJ

In an amicus brief submitted on Samsung's behalf, the US Department of Justice has urged the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that was in Apple's favour and return the Apple vs. Samsung patent case to trial, according to Reuters. The amicus brief was submitted on Wednesday as the Supreme Court had agreed...

Apple Wins Ban of Older Samsung Galaxy Products in the U.S.

As reported by Florian Müller of Foss Patents, Apple has scored an significant (if somewhat redundant) victory against Samsung, as a US court ruling favoured the iPhone maker, ordering the South Korean manufacturer to stop using software in the US that infringes the Apple patents - covering the autocorrect, slide-to-unlock and data detection functions. There...

Apple–Samsung Settlement Talks Experience Difficulties

Yesterday, the Korea Times reported that Apple and Samsung could settle the patent war that extends to four continents. But that isn’t going to happen, as the lawyers from both sides have expressed difficulties with one another, reports The Verge. Samsung lawyer John Quinn’s statement, for example, refers to Apple as a "jihadist" and calls...

Apple and Samsung Rumoured to Resume Settlement Talks Out of Court

The recent ruling in a California court that found both Apple and Samsung guilty of infringing each other’s patents has benefitted settlement talks, according to the Korea Times (via Fortune). The two companies have resumed talks to settle patent disputes out of court, people familiar with the matter say. "Samsung has recently resumed working-level discussions...

Apple Makes Closing Arguments Against Samsung In Patent Trial

Today Apple made its closing arguments in the patent infringement case against Samsung, where the company argued that the case is not about Google, however, Samsung is the one that copied Apple out of desperation. During the company’s closing arguments, Harold McElhinny, one of Apple’s attorneys, said: "Unlike in fairy tales, we know that Samsung's...

Internal Docs Reveal Why Android Looked Dated after iPhone Launch

Information about the pre-iPhone era of Android phones is scarce, but as previous reports have highlighted, they looked so "nineties" after Steve Jobs’ legendary unveiling of the iPhone, the handset that set the new smartphone standard. The second round of the Apple vs. Samsung trial has uncovered some interesting details about the early days of...

Google Executive Testifies On Behalf Of Samsung In Apple Patent Trial

On the sixth day of the patent trial between Samsung and Apple, the Korean smartphone manufacturer opened its defense statements against Apple but turning to Google for help. The Wall Street Journal reports Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s Vice President of Android Engineering, said that Google was working on many of the features that Apple accused Samsung...

Apple Explains Why Samsung Should Pay $2.19 Billion in Damages

Another new week and that means another day in court for the Apple vs Samsung patent trial, part deux. Ina Fried from Re/code who has been attending the trial explains how an Apple-hired damages expert told the jury why Samsung should pay $2.19 billion for its 37 million sales of devices infringing on five patents during...